Ivy Bridge or Sandy Bridge (New rig build)

Stef1_1

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Building a new rig this is what I have so far:

GPU(s): 2x 680 GTX
HDD: 2x 1 TB 7200rpm
SSD: OCZ Agility 2 120gb
PSU: CorsairATX 1200w
RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengence
Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011

I'm torn between Sandy bridge and Ivy bridge, if anyone could help me decide. I've read that Ivy bridges run alot hotter than Sandy but has 22nm :( I don't know which one to get for my new build I was leaning toward the 3930k to maybe get a future proof board? But X58 didn't last long so I'm still torn between an i7 2700k, Ivy bridge or a 3930k. Can anyone help out?

I know you've probably seen a few hundred of these threads but help would be appreciated.

Thanks.
 

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What do you use the system for? Do you want a gaming system? In fact, there is a live tread that discusses SB or IB. Please read if you are interested.

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/forum2.php?config=tomshardwareuk.inc&cat=10&post=333415&page=1&p=1&sondage=0&owntopic=1&trash=0&trash_post=0&print=0&numreponse=0&quote_only=0&new=0&nojs=0

thanks
 

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Ivy Bridge shouldn't be any more expensive. It does get hotter with voltage, but you can get a reasonable overclock without upping the voltage too much. If you are mainly gaming then you don't really need a big overclock to maximise performance, your dual 680s will take care of that.
 

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Well after thinking about it hardly all day and the advice given on this thread I suppose Ivy bridge is a cheaper option than a 3930k and the Z77 boards are way cheaper than the X79.

Won't be as pissed off about it when I need to upgrade in the next few years.

Z77's are so tiny though! Can't wait to see a small board in an Antec 1200.

Ivy bridge it is.
 

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