Originally Posted by trihuynh1995
The i7 3770k is on sale at Micro Center for $265 now. I would have bought it already together with the asus z77 v pro for $165, but the problem is that it's an old version cpu and lga1155 are death now. I have read that the new Haswell Asus motherboard has some new features and updated bios, but it comes to mind that if I even need those new features or not. So what do you think I should buy for my new build, Ivy Bridge for cheaper or save some more money and go with a Haswell build?
I'll crossfire, overclock and use 1 SSD + 2 HDD.
I will buy which based on what you tell me, so help me please!
The difference between the two is negligible. If the LGA1155 option is the cheaper option, then by all means keep it. If you HAVE to have the latest and greatest, then LGA1150 (Haswell) is a solid choice, albeit a bit more expensive.
Just because they aren't making any more CPUs for a socket, doesn't mean it isn't worth it. Ivy Bridge is still incredibly relevant, and is on LGA1155. Never let a EOL (End-Of-Life) socket sway your decision, especially if the generations are so incredibly similar to each other, like Haswell/IvB are in performance.
TL;DR: Keep your Ivy Bridge setup, and don't waste more money on Haswell, unless you absolutely need all the features it offers.