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post #11 of 40
Dx12 the last months of 2015,now can he wait untipl 2015 for skylake?

Otherwise which is his budget now?what does he need?

Where are you from?
post #12 of 40
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Thanks for the responses guys. There always is something new coming around the corner, which is why I was a bit hesitant to tell my brother to build now, because I'd wanted for him to get the best features he could get, but seems they're a ways off. He doesn't really have a max budget, but he's not trying to go too crazy. Probably $1,000-$1,500. He wants a smaller form factor PC, so he's going with a Corsair Carbide "cube" shaped case. And we're from the US.
post #13 of 40
I say go for it if he doesn't have a rig (or a totally outdated rig) to game on. But wait for the CPU refreshes that intel just announced (better tim)
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post #14 of 40
Waiting for a CPU is a dumb idea. most CPU's ( most ) will be fine through 3-4 GPU revisions.

DX12, The nVidia magic drivers coming soon, and mantle really make having the newest top of line cpu kind of useless for just games.

I would build now. If there's anything you were to want to wait for, it should only be the GPU. in which case I would grab a 750ti, or equivalent AMD chip as a hold me over.
post #15 of 40
Just wait til the IRS starts taxing bit/alt-coins and there will be an influx of used AMD GPU's on ebay for sale.
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post #16 of 40
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Just wait til the IRS starts taxing bit/alt-coins and there will be an influx of used AMD GPU's on ebay for sale.

Well this is just speculation. Or is there something i've missed?
post #17 of 40
we all are waiting for some thing or the other - as for ddr4, when it comes? what will it cost? not worth waiting for!

if you haven't got a rig, build something now or wait - that's your dilemma that you can only answer.

If it was me - a good motherboard with out all the bells and whistles, 6gb of ram, a 780 and a decent psu - your gaming then but have reserved for later and the parts you have can sell on later.

there will always be the hangers on for second hand parts because they cannot afford the recent tech. thumb.gif
post #18 of 40
Does he really need a small form factor? Or just he wants?
post #19 of 40
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Waiting for a CPU is a dumb idea. most CPU's ( most ) will be fine through 3-4 GPU revisions.

In this case it's not, in fact it's terrible advice. This will be a clear case of a better version of the same CPU. This isn't waiting for Broadwell, etc. This is literally just waiting for the improved version of Haswell (not Haswell-E) because Intel got a lot of complaints about overheating. Without a doubt, wait for the Haswell refresh. Then make a decision.

In fact, the new motherboards for it are already on the way: http://wccftech.com/motherboard-vendors-tease-upcoming-z97-motherboards-z97-g1-killer-gaz97xud5h-msi-oc-gaming-series-spotted/
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Waiting for a CPU is a dumb idea. most CPU's ( most ) will be fine through 3-4 GPU revisions.

In this case it's not, in fact it's terrible advice. This will be a clear case of a better version of the same CPU. This isn't waiting for Broadwell, etc. This is literally just waiting for the improved version of Haswell (not Haswell-E) because Intel got a lot of complaints about overheating. Without a doubt, wait for the Haswell refresh. Then make a decision.

In fact, the new motherboards for it are already on the way: http://wccftech.com/motherboard-vendors-tease-upcoming-z97-motherboards-z97-g1-killer-gaz97xud5h-msi-oc-gaming-series-spotted/

If the performance gains are anything like the move from Sandy Bridge to Haswell, your statement isn't as true as you might like to think.

The cost difference will probably be bigger than the performance gains, and the temperature drop put together.
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