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Did i build my system at the perfect time?

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So now that haswell reviews are out it made me think when was the optimal time to build a PC (in the past few years).

When i built my PC it was august of 2011, i got a 2500k with a P67 board for 230.00 bucks after tax from microcenter.. Rest of my parts i got from newegg which included 8gb of 1600 mhz ram, gtx 465, 500gb hdd, 520w bronze rated PSU, 212+ cooler along with a 22" 1080p monitor and windows 7. I spent 830.00 on everything. Nowadays it seems you cannot build a rig for this kind of money, you are looking at 1100-1300 give or take.

I told myself if haswell was 5-10% faster than ivy with sandy OC temps i was going to upgrade, well as we know now this didnt happen. Guess this rig is gonna last me a few more years!
Edited by Scotty99 - 6/1/13 at 3:55pm
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Yea you definitely did build it at the perfect time. 2500k still holds it's own against Ivy Bridge/Haswell and you can overclock it better. Intel uses that stupid thermal paste between the CPU core and IHS on Ivy Bridge and completely ignored the complaints and continued to use it on Haswell. You will definitely be good for a few more years. 2500k (especially with moderate overclock) will still perform very good and PCI-E 3.0 isn't really relevant for gaming and won't be for quite a while (unless you're on the uber high end like 7990). I intend to do the same and hold on to this rig for quite a while. Maybe upgrade the GPU to next gen AMD card or something though.
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Looks like it, you're set like most higher-end gaming builds for the next few years with no issues CPU-side in my opinion.

I feel similar to you. My story was that my i7 875K was misprinted by microcenter at a whopping $199 compared to the standard $400 price. I got that, 4GB ram, a semi-decent 1156 mobo for $120 (socket change to 1155 was only rumored at that time... not certain, and is my only regret) and a 1TB WD Black HDD for $79 about three months before the flooding price increases. Then, I got a 30GB 1st gen SSD (still have and use!) for about $100, which at that time was unheard of cheap. Since then, I got 4 more GB of RAM for $30 about a year ago, and a new GPU this year (7950). Value for money has really gone down in 2013 due to extreme RAM price increases and other issues. I think i built the whole rig for $900 or so.
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To be clear i spent 830.00 total, microcenter was 230.00 and newegg was like 598.00.

And yes i am partially disappointed by haswell because i enjoy building PC's and its been a while since i got to tinker, but now i get to spend some money on my car this summer : )
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