Originally Posted by naizarak
Of course..but I'd prefer spending the same amout of money for something better if it costs me a month of waiting. From what I can remember, the best time to purchase a CPU was in 2008 with the i7920. That chip has aged extremely well and is still competitive with the 2500/2600's. I'm always on the lookout for the next "920"...maybe the 28nm generation will be it....or maybe CPU's are so fast now that it really doesn't matter.
After the 920 was the 2500K. It is very cheap compared to the performance you get out of it as far as gaming goes. A top of the line processor (for gaming) for ~$200? And you can bet that it will be relevant for a good while. Then again, IB might bring in the next 920 or 2500K. Which again brings me to my point of if you wait for the next best thing, you will wait forever. Like I said, its up to you to determine how long is too long to wait depending on you computer needs and budget, but I'd say about 1 month or MAYBE 2 depending on the situation and urgency and what is being released. But if you are just waiting for the next new tech to come out, you will be waiting forever.