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what do you guys think is better, to buy a new 3770k and an entire new rig or wait for haswell?
i havent heard of anything on the new socket types (i think it will be 1156), and anything new haswell will bring to the table
so the question remains wait for haswell or upgrade my current rig now to ivy bridge which will be overshadowed in less than 1-2 years time
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The new socket is 1150, 1156 was the one before 1155. Whether to upgrade or not is completely your choice, you could upgrade now or wait for the i7 4770K which will probably be 10%-15% faster but you'll have to wait a few months thumb.gif
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It doesn't look like Haswell is going to be all that significant an upgrade on the desktop (depending on overclockability) so I don't know that it makes sense to wait for it for you. If you have a i7-920 or something then you could easily hold out and see what develops, but a 3570K is going to be a big step up for you. Of course, it all depends on usage, if you aren't doing anything that is stretching your system now then there isn't much point to upgrade. So it really comes down to - do you feel like your current system is holding you back? If so, go ahead and upgrade, because the 6 month wait for Haswell probably isn't going to pay much of a dividend.
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It doesn't look like Haswell is going to be all that significant an upgrade on the desktop (depending on overclockability) so I don't know that it makes sense to wait for it for you. If you have a i7-920 or something then you could easily hold out and see what develops, but a 3570K is going to be a big step up for you. Of course, it all depends on usage, if you aren't doing anything that is stretching your system now then there isn't much point to upgrade. So it really comes down to - do you feel like your current system is holding you back? If so, go ahead and upgrade, because the 6 month wait for Haswell probably isn't going to pay much of a dividend.

It's funny that you bring up an i7-920, because I have an i7-930 right now and due to my motherboard breaking, rmaing. During the time, I felt like I wanted to upgrade a little, and go with a Sabertooth z77 with a 3570k. The price overall seemed pretty good, and honestly as someone who deals with a lot of dust, the Sabertooth seems like a godsend.

But since the talk about Haswell coming out in so and so months, I'm wondering if you, or possibly anyone else has any idea on the effect of the release to cost will be. I'm just wondering if anyone remembers something like the price drop on the LGA 775 when LGA 1366 came out and following the LGA 2011. I've been trying to look for data but it's been quite hard, so wondering if you, or anyone else personally remembers.

Because honestly, if it's only like 1-200 dollars, total for cpu and mb, in a couple months, for me at least, I wouldn't bother waiting. Anything more significant I would consider, but as it stands, I'm wondering if I should just grab what I want now, and let it ride for a while.

Just seeing if anyone has any experience. Thanks.
post #5 of 10
You should be able to get a used Sandy or Ivy pretty cheaply, but I don't recall prices dropping for older chips at retail. I wasn't in the market then, so I wasn't really paying a lot of attention, but Intel isn't really known for dropping prices on older products. Even now the 2500K and 2600K are the same price they've always been, for example.
post #6 of 10
oc your cpu and wait for now. that cpu better not be on stock settings or I will hurt ya
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The new socket is 1150, 1156 was the one before 1155. Whether to upgrade or not is completely your choice, you could upgrade now or wait for the i7 4770K which will probably be 10%-15% faster but you'll have to wait a few months thumb.gif

 

 Haswell is not that much faster than IB. I would not wait to have to have a "faster" CPU.. you will be let down. Haswell is Ivy with lower vcore and steroid induced iGPU. Buy Ivy when the price is right.. you wont miss Haswell.

 

*thats my 2cents

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You should be able to get a used Sandy or Ivy pretty cheaply, but I don't recall prices dropping for older chips at retail. I wasn't in the market then, so I wasn't really paying a lot of attention, but Intel isn't really known for dropping prices on older products. Even now the 2500K and 2600K are the same price they've always been, for example.

That's reassuring to hear. Every thread I read about haswell seems to talk about how you should wait for them to get released. But if the prices of the parts I want stay relatively similar, then I just don't see a point in waiting. Thanks for your quick answer, it really helps.
post #9 of 10
or get into the 2011 socket. you can get an 3820 now and later get an ib-e if that isnt fast enough for you. yes i know it will cost more than a 3570k upgrade but not that much more. cheaper than going ivy now then upgrading to 1050 later.
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I wouldn't wait & whatever you get, You'll see a big jump in performance over your Core 2 Quad... I would get a 2600K or 3770K & call it a day
 
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