View Full Version : Going for ivy bridge?

May 6th, 2012, 08:12 PM
I have both a lenovo running intel core 2 duo and an a8n-sli deluxe with an athlon 64 fx-55, I really wanna know whether it is worth it or not to get the intel ivy bridge cpu.

any help is appreciated

May 6th, 2012, 08:20 PM

The i7 3770 3rd Gen Quad Core performs equaly as well as the i7 6 Core 2nd Gen chips and at half the price (319.99 newegg (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116502)) and power requirements (77 watts). Thats before you overlock them. You will need the 3770K for an unlocked core if you plan to overclock, those are about 30USD more. Also they have PCI Express 3.0 controler built in, so more bandwidth for your graphics cards even if you dont use the built in GPU.

These chips IMHO are the best bang for the buck and pretty much the fastest thing on the market for desktop users.

Here is the setup I am going for as of current:
Intel i7-3770 3.4(3.9GHz Turbo) 77watt Quad Core CPU, LGA 1155 Ivy 319.99 N82E16819116502
ASUS Z77 Sabertooth LGA1155 Mobo 239.99 N82E16813131821
16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600 1.5v (4x 4GB set) 96.99 N82E16820233143
Intel BXRTS2011LC Liquid CPU Cooler 78.99 N82E16835203006
Artic Silver Thermal Compound 9.99 N82E16835100007

May 6th, 2012, 11:44 PM
I have a second generation sandy bridge i5, and am happy with it. I don't need more speed for what I do.

May 7th, 2012, 12:43 AM
Several reviews here. Some better than others.


May 7th, 2012, 01:14 AM
I have a second generation sandy bridge i5, and am happy with it. I don't need more speed for what I do.

Yea you got a solid system atm. But if the OP is like me, system is starting to show age. The CPU anyways. I got a older 125w Phenom 9850 with 2MB of L2 Cache. Purchased it in 2009.

May 7th, 2012, 03:41 AM
Yeah go for it! I've put toegether a newegg wishlist consisting of an ivy bridge. This will be my first Intel build. Currently running a dual core AMD x2 5000+, it has been a good processor for 5 years, still is, but I have been spoiled by the core i5 I use daily at work.