haswell cpu vs ivy bridge?

joec_10

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Cant decide on what cpu to go for Haswell or Ivy bridge
the 1150 mother boards or nice looking
the 1155 ones Can't seem to find a good one with pci 3.0
also Haswell needs a new Power supply in I rather keep my 430 wat psu

I Just don't want to buy a high end psu for 99 bucks My budget is around $500
 

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The Haswell is the option that will likely last longer. It performs better at lower clock rates, but the ivy bridge could overclock higher. Both are great, I would take the Haswell for it's features.
 

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Get Haswell, because it is a new, not dead socket like Ivy bridge is.

Haswell can work 100% on your PSU. You just need to disable the c6/c7 sleep state in the BIOS. Easy.

Also a 500w QUALITY PSU that fully supports Hsswell can be had for $50.
 

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The XFX 550 PSU is pretty good and you could find it for like $30 sometimes on sales :) Also I choose the Haswell, but get an h97/z97 board so you could upgrade to a Broadwell Xeon 4c/8t cpu
 

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I know very well about that list. I help sort out what goes where. I also know that the XFX is a better PSU, but the two cheapest versions of it are NOT Haswell fully compatible. It is not usually easy to find the Haswell compatible one for $50 without rebates.

 

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Get an h97 board for that CPU, not a Z97.

I have used that case and it is definitely a solid choice.

For the price of that GPU, get an r9 270. Much better performance.
 

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Really any brand is good. ASRock has a very good budget h97 board. Grab whichever has the features and ports you want.
 

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