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    Ivy bridge processors

    Hey, I'm looking for some advice on the new Ivy Bridge processors, which I believe will be available starting tomorrow. If I were to substitute in one of the new Ivy Bridge Processors for the one indicated below, for this system, which one would you recommend and why? Thanks in advance for your guidance.

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    CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($117.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($124.99 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.27 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($85.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($25.97 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1321.71
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-04-28 22:20 EDT-0400)

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    SB if you want to overclock, IB if you want to stay at stock settings. Simple as that really. IB has terrible thermals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanrjessop View Post
    Hey, I'm looking for some advice on the new Ivy Bridge processors, which I believe will be available starting tomorrow. If I were to substitute in one of the new Ivy Bridge Processors for the one indicated below, for this system, which one would you recommend and why? Thanks in advance for your guidance.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($117.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($124.99 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.27 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($85.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($25.97 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1321.71
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-04-28 22:20 EDT-0400)
    Ivy Bridge is generally around 10% faster than Sandy Bridge. If it's much more expensive on release then I'd just get the 2500k, if it's similar in price get the 3570k.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glo View Post
    SB if you want to overclock, IB if you want to stay at stock settings. Simple as that really. IB has terrible thermals.
    I think you're kind of blowing things out of proportion. IB will still easily clock to 4.5GHz stable and be on par with a SB at 4.7GHz

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    ATM it looks like IB will be $50-60 more than SB, at a gain of ~8% performance. PCI 3.0 compatibility doesn't matter unless you are running SLI/CF for PCI Express 3.0 x8. The integrated graphics are useless if you are getting a discrete GPU.]

    Other than that, the heat really isn't a problem. It is built to run hotter than SB, and a clock in IB is typically 200MHz lower than SB to be equal in performance.

    EDIT:
    Microcenter prices:
    i5 3570k - $189
    i7 3770k - $289
    Last edited by coolflame; 2012-04-29 at 03:04 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolflame View Post
    i5 3570k - $189
    i7 3770k - $289
    These prices are about a whopping $10~ more than the i5-2500K/i7-2600K, respectively.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    These prices are about a whopping $10~ more than the i5-2500K/i7-2600K, respectively.
    Not exactly, I left out that the 2500k is also getting dropped another $10, it will be $169.99. Nonetheless, it is still very close.

    Not sure if the 2600k was affected.

    EDIT:
    And just in case OP doesn't know, microcenter is in-store pickup only at those prices, otherwise 3570k is same as newegg, the 3770k is $10 more than newegg (maybe a typo in the ad?).
    Newegg's prices
    i5 3570k - $249.99
    i7 3770k - $349.99
    Last edited by coolflame; 2012-04-29 at 05:31 AM.

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    in my country they cost 330$ for 3570k

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    In the UK its £160 for the 3750K (Which is exactly the same price as the 2500K was), and having been to an overclocking event about Ivybridge yesterday, I'd recommend going for the 3750K. Its better just on the basis that it doesn't need to overclock as high as the 2500k to achieve the same performance. Easy to clock too. Had one running at 5GHz yesterday, on the Corsair H80 watercooling system.

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