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Thread: Buy a 2500K for $209 today or wait until price drop w/ Ivy Bridge?

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    Buy a 2500K for $209 today or wait until price drop w/ Ivy Bridge?

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    I have an internal struggle going on right now. Part of me wants to buy an i5-2500K($204.99) w/ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3($209.99) today. The other part wants to wait until Ivy Bridge is released and see if there will be any price drops. You see, my AMD system suffered a failure when a solid capacitor caught fire. I am now computing on a 3.4Ghz Pentium 4 dual core which heats up if I watch youtube, let alone try to play some games. If you were me, would you buy today (the 2500K sale ends today on Newegg), or wait until Ivy B for the Sandy B prices to drop (if they even drop...this is Intel folks)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by phelan1777 View Post
    Hail fellow warrior albeit a surat Mercenary. I Hail to you from the Clans, Ghost Bear that is (Yes freebirth we still do and shall always view mercenaries with great disdain!) I have long been an honorable warrior of the mighty Warden Clan Ghost Bear the honorable Bekker surname. I salute your tenacity to show your freebirth sibkin their ignorance!

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    Wait till May 1st...you gonna spend about same with 3570K and a Z77 board

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dumo View Post
    Wait till May 1st...you gonna spend about same with 3570K and a Z77 board
    this would be your best course of action.
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    gskillllin it!

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    patience is a virtue indeed


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dumo View Post
    Wait till May 1st...you gonna spend about same with 3570K and a Z77 board
    Are we certain Intel won't price-rape us with Ivy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by phelan1777 View Post
    Hail fellow warrior albeit a surat Mercenary. I Hail to you from the Clans, Ghost Bear that is (Yes freebirth we still do and shall always view mercenaries with great disdain!) I have long been an honorable warrior of the mighty Warden Clan Ghost Bear the honorable Bekker surname. I salute your tenacity to show your freebirth sibkin their ignorance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mechromancer View Post
    Are we certain Intel won't price-rape us with Ivy?
    I'm pretty sure Ivy msrp will be comparable to SB

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    www.microcenter.com
    2500k: $179.99
    ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3: $149.99
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    @ Mechromancer, not sure where in Texas you are but there are two stores in the state, one in Houston and one in Dallas.
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    Yeah May 1st UNLESS you buy used for a real cheap price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LagunaX View Post
    Yeah May 1st UNLESS you buy used for a real cheap price.
    This.

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    Binning Ivy will be more intricate than SB especially if no cold bug on retail chip (too)....probly "used / for sale" chip will be really bad ones
    Last edited by Dumo; 04-04-2012 at 08:15 PM.

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    Yeah you can't expect to find a cheap 4.8ghz 2500k but most of them will do 4.4ghz-4.6ghz below 1.4v.
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    We'll see in about 3 weeks

    Imo, Ivy on air probly won't be the same like SB in term of low Vcore (whent it comes to 5Ghz stable), but more about how to make Samsung YK0 30nm run like Gskill 2666 @ 2800
    Last edited by Dumo; 04-04-2012 at 10:51 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by l0ud_sil3nc3 View Post
    @ Mechromancer, not sure where in Texas you are but there are two stores in the state, one in Houston and one in Dallas.
    I do happen to live in Houston. I just have tons of credit with Newegg I can afford to use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phelan1777 View Post
    Hail fellow warrior albeit a surat Mercenary. I Hail to you from the Clans, Ghost Bear that is (Yes freebirth we still do and shall always view mercenaries with great disdain!) I have long been an honorable warrior of the mighty Warden Clan Ghost Bear the honorable Bekker surname. I salute your tenacity to show your freebirth sibkin their ignorance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mechromancer View Post
    I do happen to live in Houston. I just have tons of credit with Newegg I can afford to use.
    I would save it for something else, and at least get the cpu at Microcenter, even with tax it will be cheaper and you get instant gratification instead of waiting

    Plus they should have a bundle where you save $50 if you buy a cpu and mb, so if this combo applies an even better deal (might be 2600k only not sure atm).
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    Wait a few weeks, MC might also have some 2600k deals if IB prices are too high.

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    Official Ivy prices have been announced AFAIK. 3770k for $332. 3570k for $225.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akshayt View Post
    Official Ivy prices have been announced AFAIK. 3770k for $332. 3570k for $225.
    It seems like a 3570K may be in my future. Now I've also heard that Intel's new 22nm process may not yield Sandy Bridge-like overclocking experiences. What are y'all's thoughts on this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by phelan1777 View Post
    Hail fellow warrior albeit a surat Mercenary. I Hail to you from the Clans, Ghost Bear that is (Yes freebirth we still do and shall always view mercenaries with great disdain!) I have long been an honorable warrior of the mighty Warden Clan Ghost Bear the honorable Bekker surname. I salute your tenacity to show your freebirth sibkin their ignorance!

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    Quick question, is the current P67/Z68 socket 1155 motherboard be compatible with Ivy Bridge, cause if that is the case. I will be waiting for MAY 1st.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegt1 View Post
    Quick question, is the current P67/Z68 socket 1155 motherboard be compatible with Ivy Bridge, cause if that is the case. I will be waiting for MAY 1st.
    some are, you have to look at the compatibility matrix of your mobo manufacturer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mechromancer View Post
    It seems like a 3570K may be in my future. Now I've also heard that Intel's new 22nm process may not yield Sandy Bridge-like overclocking experiences. What are y'all's thoughts on this?
    Follow this thread and you'll soon find out in a day or 2:
    http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2237805
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    2600K at Microcenter for $199.99!!!!!!!!!

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...ht=microcenter

    Guys...I don't think I can wait for Ivy Bridge. I mean, I'll get an Asus Z77 V-PRO motherboard and maybe go IB later, but this is too good to pass up. Can any of you think of a reason not to buy this?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by phelan1777 View Post
    Hail fellow warrior albeit a surat Mercenary. I Hail to you from the Clans, Ghost Bear that is (Yes freebirth we still do and shall always view mercenaries with great disdain!) I have long been an honorable warrior of the mighty Warden Clan Ghost Bear the honorable Bekker surname. I salute your tenacity to show your freebirth sibkin their ignorance!

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    MicroCenter may come right out of the gate and offer the 3770K for a deep discount to MSRP on May 1st.

    They did that when the i7 920s came out on opening day, selling them for $199 when every where else was $299-$309

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    ...but a 2600K is guaranteed performance at $199.99. I can't count on a 3770K being that cheap on day 1.

    Dammit! Microcenter's site won't let me log in! I can't reserve my 2600K.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phelan1777 View Post
    Hail fellow warrior albeit a surat Mercenary. I Hail to you from the Clans, Ghost Bear that is (Yes freebirth we still do and shall always view mercenaries with great disdain!) I have long been an honorable warrior of the mighty Warden Clan Ghost Bear the honorable Bekker surname. I salute your tenacity to show your freebirth sibkin their ignorance!

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    Sold out in Houston! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!


    EDIT: I was wrong they have 13 left. I just bought it.



    WHOA that pic is too damn big! HELP!
    Last edited by Mechromancer; 04-13-2012 at 03:17 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phelan1777 View Post
    Hail fellow warrior albeit a surat Mercenary. I Hail to you from the Clans, Ghost Bear that is (Yes freebirth we still do and shall always view mercenaries with great disdain!) I have long been an honorable warrior of the mighty Warden Clan Ghost Bear the honorable Bekker surname. I salute your tenacity to show your freebirth sibkin their ignorance!

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