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Upgrade or wait for haswell revision?

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Hi guys,

I'm planning to upgrade my PC soon (specs below) because it's so outdated lol. I read some reviews about haswell and they seem to run very hot. I plan to overclock so I'm not sure whether upgrade or not. How long does CPU revisions take?
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Intel 520 120Gbs & Seagate 320 Gb 3.0Gb/s Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-111D Windows 7 Pro x64 Samsung 2233rz 
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Hi guys,

I'm planning to upgrade my PC soon (specs below) because it's so outdated lol. I read some reviews about haswell and they seem to run very hot. I plan to overclock so I'm not sure whether upgrade or not. How long does CPU revisions take?

I doubt this will be improved in any revisions, the high temps are a result of FIVR and possible cost cutting with TIM instead of solder.

The temps are fine at stock, so Intel have little reason to fix it. To them, this is not a problem.
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