Originally Posted by TKFlight
If you keep upgrading with the intel's mainstream desktop you'll spend that every release if you want the latest and greatest. I'll probably get a good 2 years out of my LGA 2011 board if I upgrade to Haswell-E right away. IB-E is coming out in Q3 2013 wont be seeing Haswell-E until sometime 2014 or later, so not really a problem.
The point we're all trying to make is that Haswell is going to make ivy bridge E pretty much pointless unless all you do is use multithreaded apps and spend the 600+ dollars for a ibe 3930K replacement. There are no cheap 6 cores coming with IBE.
Let me break it down again
Haswell 3770K replacement - 329.99
ASRock Z87 Extreme 4 - 129.99
Total : 459.98
IBE 3820 replacement - 329.99 - Guesstimate
X79 Extreme 4 - 229.99
Total : 559.98
With that scenario a IBE Quad will be slower then a Haswell 1150 Quad in everything because IBE using sandy bridge's arch.
Now compare a IBE 6 core.
IBE 3930K Replacement : 599.99 - Guesstimate
X79 Extreme 4 : 229.99
Total : 829.98
With that scenario the IBE Hex will beat Haswell in multithreaded apps and still lose in everything else. Is almost 400 dollars more worth it? Sure isnt for me