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Upcoming Ivy Bridge-E Build

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I'm anticipating the launch of the Ivy Bridge Extreme chips later in the year. Probably going with the entry level 4820K unless the 4930K is <$500, which I doubt. I'm probably just going to be changing the CPU, motherboard and RAM.My questions are:

 

Will the IB-E chips be using the same X79 platform that the SB-E chips is using or will there be an X89 chipset launching with it?

 

Should I sell my GTX680 and upgrade to a GTX780 or add a second GTX680 for an SLI configuration? I personally prefer a single GPU solution. 

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:withstupid:

There's so little information about any of the mentioned items, so it's near impossible to say what to do. Also, there's, as far as I know, no official release date for ivy bridge-E, so you might even be looking into 2014 before it's released. What's wrong with you current rig?

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IMO you are thinking way too much ahead of time. There is no official release time of IB-E from Intel and no 'rumor' or 'leak' about the pricing & architecture.

I think you should wait for haswell, and if it turns out to be good enough, then build your new system with that.

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haha

 

I know, I know. I'm getting ahead of myself. This rig is awesome, my favorite machine to date (TBH), but it's creeping up to its first birthday. The upgrade itch is starting to hit me. I have a feeling the Ivy to Haswell performance gain will be insignificant so I'm planning on going with an IB-E. However, if the IB-E's are really looking at a 2014 release then I have no choice but to get a Haswell, but I'm hoping that isn't the case. 

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