If you really want to buy an Ivy Bridge processor, the only place to you'd normally head would be Ebay where at least two Hongkong-based sellers have put up listings for Intel's just announced CPU family.
Ivy Bridge is not set to go on sale until June 2012 which will give Intel's partner enough time to get rid of existing stocks. However, Technextday somehow managed to get hold of a few Core i5 3450 parts and sells them for £143.
It comes with four cores and four threads and has a clock speed of 3.1GHz with Turbo frequency pushing it up to 3.5Ghz. The online retailer sells the product with retail heat sink and fan. Other features of the BX80637I53450 include 1MB L2 cache and 6MB L3 shared cache, a TDP of 77W, support for Virtualization, dual channel DDR3 memory controller and HD 2500 graphics controller.
Given that you can grab an Ivy Bridge compatible motherboard for around £75, it is therefore likely that you can get a mobo+CPU bundle from just over £200, which is pretty cheap for cutting edge technology from Intel.
Source : Technextday