Originally Posted by UnderNewOwnership
^^^ That's not very relevant for the secondhand market. Frankly, I think Ivy Bridges are stupid expensive. Intel jacked up prices just 'cos they can, and they all but admitted it.
When shopping for used parts, it's better to go for whatever had the biggest price drop (due to various reasons) compared to its performance.
I mentioned Sandy Bridge specifically.
The Sandy Bridges handle overclocking far better than the Ivy Bridge do, the Ivy bridge is a fantastic MOBILE chip, for gaming applications and heavy crunching Sandy Bridge will outperform it assuming you aren't afraid to overclock.