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It really all depends on what you're wanting to spend. I don't expect to see any realistic need to upgrade from my 4770K for many years to come. Unless your needs are heavy content creation, or purely benchmark scores and bragging rights, do you really need anything that powerful? DDR-3 speeds are getting out of control already, to a point that you can't even notice it unless you're running specialized tasks. For everyday use and gaming, I don't see anyone with a 3970K, for example, really having any noticeable advantage over what I'm running.

You'll have people telling you Haswell is enough, no wait for Ivy-E, etc. We're all biased, and ultimately you'll need to weigh your needs vs costs and time constraints. Good luck either way thumb.gif