Originally Posted by willywill
I don't know how much you getting the 2600k for but i know is not less then $100, Haswell will be launching very very soon, i would save every week and get a brand new CPU and for only $100 more.
But since Haswell will also take a new motherboard, and like the CPU itself, it will be much more expensive than the LGA1155 motherboards. So the net cost of waiting for Haswell, will be more like $200 or more (if he already has an LGA1155 board).
Also, the first generation Haswells have a flaw in them with the USB3.0 and S3 sleep mode.
No such issue with 2nd or 3rd generation i7's.
Edited by 47 Knucklehead - 4/5/13 at 12:01pm
According to the supposed document, when a Haswell-based system wakes from an S3 sleep mode, users will experience issues if a device is plugged into one of the USB 3.0 ports. These "issues" include blank pages displayed in Acrobat Reader PDFs, video that stops rather than resumes, and more. A quick fix is to restart the troubled application without having to reboot the entire system.
That said, the USB 3.0 problems are only described as a "nuisance" to consumers, and won't result in major data loss or the start of Armageddon. Intel even supposedly states that it won't have any impact on the release of Haswell-based CPUs, and will likely be resolved in future processor stepping. The letter also requests that manufacturers acknowledge the issues before Intel will supply the Haswell processors.