Originally Posted by AcutusVentus
So as a nooby wannabe builder, that has been lurking the forums, and planning his first intel/nvidia build.. Do you guys recommend waiting for the 800 series and haswell-e, or just buy now? If buying now I would be looking at an i7 4770k and a 770 w/ 4GB SC, or 780 SC. I'm looking to do some decent gaming and also use it as a workstation for decent video editing and design. 1080 for now, at least until 1440 becomes the standard, and one monitor. Is it worth the wait?
Gonna second what Skupples said, if you have something "good enough" for now wait for Maxwell/etc. but if you don't, you should probably just grab something now like a hot-deal 780 ($460-480) or 780 ti (they've gone as "cheaply" if you can call them that, as $600 for reference models on amazon). For 1080p they're both going to be plenty to absolutely dominate it, for 4K you'll probably want the extra oomph of the Ti but the 780 will do well enough if you are willing to drop a few settings and use FXAA instead of MSAA... you'll have maybe 80-85% of the visual quality of full max with msaa but it'll run well instead
. Maxwell is promising to be a really big jump, so if you can wait, I'd do so if you're thinking of 4K at some point. 2560x1440 isn't a standard but they are readily available in PLS/IPS form cheaply and generally well overclockable, but same deal as with 4K if you want to drive 100hz+ 2560x1440, you'll want to drop a little bit on the settings even with an oc'd 780.