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About to buy an I7 3820, and a Gigabyte GA-X79S-UP5-WIFI motherboard (GA-X79S-...-WIFI), along with a ASUS PCI-E N GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II for $780. Should I do it or keep with my current setup, which I should be issued a replacement mobo, and just by the video card and wait til haswell? Will I see much performance increase at this point with intel?
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About to buy an I7 3820, and a Gigabyte GA-X79S-UP5-WIFI motherboard (GA-X79S-...-WIFI), along with a ASUS PCI-E N GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II for $780. Should I do it or keep with my current setup, which I should be issued a replacement mobo, and just by the video card and wait til haswell? Will I see much performance increase at this point with intel?

the wait for haswell is worth it because it is a significant improvement over ivybridge . newer instruction sets like AVX2 , improved IPC, better power management. its worth waiting till april 2013. if you can wait get the GPU too in April. the GTX 780 based on GK110 is going to be a beast.

If you are desperate to buy a GPU now get the HD 7970. With the latest 12.11b drivers the HD 7970 is the fastest GPU hands down.

http://muropaketti.com/artikkelit/naytonohjaimet/asus-rog-matrix-hd-7970-platinum-vs-msi-n680gtx-lightning,3

If you want the best value for your money get the Sapphire HD 7970 OC (1 Ghz) and go for voltage overclocking

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202008
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ordered the GTX 670 DirectCU II for a mere $312, guess I'll wait for Haswell since it really isn't too far off.
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yeah, but doesn't this go into the "forever waiting for the next best thing"? I'm trying to upgrade from a q9300 to a 3770k. For me I think it's worth upgrading. For you, I'd prolly wait till april if you can.
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I decided to wait because I finally came to see that my 1090t isn't slowing my games down, got the upgrade bug from getting my financial aid, but I think it's best for me to wait on it.
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