Originally Posted by Mfusick
I have a soon to be built upcoming htcp build due in next thirty days and wondering if I should wait a couple weeks or not.
No, you should not. The i3 versions of the CPU won't be available until Dec 2012.
No reason to buy a motherboard and have to rebuy a CPU in 8 months.
And the energy savings is a legitimate reason to choose Ivy if this was Dec 2012. But other wise you are talking potentially a max of 20% improvement over the Sandy which is only about 6-8 watts.
So that's not a good enough reason to upgrade from Sandy to Ivy, imo. It would take decades to recoup that cost in energy savings.
So yes to waiting if you want to wait until December or 2013 for a new build. No to upgrading from a Sandy to Ivy just for the heck of it.
That's how I view it.