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Should I go with Haswell i7 or go with IB i7?


I am worried if I start buying parts one by one paycheck by paycheck that they will run out of IB motherboards and it will be hard to find stuff like the cpu when haswell comes out
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They won't run out of motherboards or IB chips anytime soon, so I wouldn't worry about that, but I wouldn't buy a new Ivy setup once Haswell releases unless you get a really good deal on it (no point buying into old tech when the price difference likely won't be significant).  However, have you considered picking up a used Ivy combo after Haswell releases?  I'm sure there will be some people making that switch. 

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They won't run out of motherboards or IB chips anytime soon, so I wouldn't worry about that, but I wouldn't buy a new Ivy setup once Haswell releases unless you get a really good deal on it (no point buying into old tech when the price difference likely won't be significant).  However, have you considered picking up a used Ivy combo after Haswell releases?  I'm sure there will be some people making that switch. 

good advice, I will add some speculation as to the reason people would go with haswell now over ivy. because it isn't for some huge performance gain, you don't get one.

future proofing
wanting really fast ram (haswell supports better ram overclocking)

a budget conscious gamer would be wise to take the above advice and look at available used ivy hardware. its going to be flooding into the market, and you will still be able to buy ivy parts for like 2 years easily, and it will be a decent PC for a couple years aswell. for almost every gaming application I have run across there will be very marginal performance gains for haswell over ivy, excluding the potential higher OCs attainable on haswell, which we will see when it comes out. if you plan to overclock to the max then wait n see what haswell has to offer. if you want the most badass rig a limited budget can buy right now, you will almost definitely get more performance from a used/partially used ivy setup.
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