As the launch of the highly anticipated 22nm Ivy Bridge series of processors from Intel gets near, motherboards and pricing details for these chips have been flowing out on tech sites. Based on the information from retailers and tech sites, I have essentially spec'd out the next build.
Remember, this is meant to be a leap forward but not so much that it'll break the bank. It is anticipated that with this upgrade, there's going to be a substantial increase to system performance. For reference, this is my current rig.
Preliminary Upgrade Spec
- Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4 GHz CPU
- ASUS P8Z77-V LGA1155 Z77 chipset motherboard
- G.Skill RipJaws X 4 x 4 GB DDR3-1866 CL9 RAM (F3-14900CL9Q-16GBZL)
- LG DVD-RW 16X SATA (GH22NS90B)
Since Ivy Bridge is expected to use less power to run, it is believed that I do not require a new power supply unit. Therefore, no power supply upgrade is required. As for a new heatsink/fan (HSF), I have yet to decide which fan will be purchased, I am still in the process of researching the proper fan for my use case scenarios. All other components types that were not listed on the preliminary upgrade spec will be kept along with the system.