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I'm in desperate need of an upgrade..

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I'm starting to feel the pain on my mobo and CPU!

My main question is... If I can tought it out and wait... would it be best for a gamer to buy:

IB-E or just plunge into haswell and hope for the best?

I honestly game, but would like to get into editing or graphic design (for fun, and maybe not a living).


I know IB-E isn't out, yet...but would you happen to know when the rumors say they are coming out?

I only have $600 saved for a CPU + mobo..so I need to guestimate how much to save.
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I'd go with haswell if you are only gaming, unless you are going to the extreme, but taking what you have saved up into consideration I would go with haswell.

Also keep in mind for gaming you rarely see much improvement going from a x5xxk to a x7xxk (2500k to 2700k, 3570k to 3770k, etc)
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That is true, if I can score a deal on a 2500k/2600k/2700k for under $140 new... I will take it (Bestbuy had a deal one a 2500k @ $140..I missed out 6months ago).


It seems like IB-E might be out in the second week of September? Or is that simply a rumor, because I have no source... just read posts on OCN.

I understand for gaming I won't need much, but if all I have to do is drop $100-200 (since I don't want a better GPU until the 8XX series drop.. I don't see where else I can put the extra money saved going with a current intel processor as opposed to waiting).

The only thing I need is a pair of cans/soundcard, but I'm not ready for that until I figure out what GPU setup I'll be running in the future..and if my mobo will have a good layout so I don't have to worry about EMI.


So long story short (tl;dr):

Do you think the 6 core IB-E unlocked processor will run me over $450?
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