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Originally Posted by Zero4549 View Post

The waiting game never works in the PC world. You will end up waiting forever, there is always something better right around the corner.

Build a new rig when you need to, or when something comes out that you really want to play with, or whatever. Don't bother waiting until "the good stuff" is out, as that will never end.

Just make sure that whenever you DO build a system, you understand the status quo and the foreseeable steps forward. If you know something new is coming out soon and you want to use it, make sure you invest in a platform that will be compatible, else don't invest much at all as it will have to be quickly replaced.

I agree partially with you

but sometimes it is not bad idea to wait for short time and have the latest thing
specially for enthusiasts like us biggrin.gif
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Dont forget current Haswell's will be more "to clear" after the refresh so a better bargain could be had waiting a month or so.
    
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post #23 of 40
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Dont forget current Haswell's will be more "to clear" after the refresh so a better bargain could be had waiting a month or so.

yeah but WRY?!?!?!, when you can get a 3770K for $200~ RIGHT NOW?! and its basically THE SAME.

Key part of the OP.
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My brother wants to get started on building a gaming rig.

For gaming, the jump from 2600K to 4770K is extremely marginal in performance, and quite large in savings.
post #24 of 40
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yeah but WRY?!?!?!, when you can get a 3770K for $200~ RIGHT NOW?! and its basically THE SAME.

Key part of the OP.
For gaming, the jump from 2600K to 4770K is extremely marginal in performance, and quite large in savings.

don't know why you'd get either over a 4670k
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yeah but WRY?!?!?!, when you can get a 3770K for $200~ RIGHT NOW?! and its basically THE SAME.

Key part of the OP.
For gaming, the jump from 2600K to 4770K is extremely marginal in performance, and quite large in savings.

Simple, the 3770k is indeed a great chip, but its quote old now in the scheme of things and if he buys a Z97 motherboard with a 4670k (because lets face it those extra threads are not doing gaming smile.gif..... yet) he can always pop an updated Haswell in there later if the upgrade bug ever bites.

The ONLY reason I am even thinking of getting the Haswell refresh is because I am pretty much addicted to messing around with my rig.
My 4670k is running everything I throw at it without even blinking smile.gif
    
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post #26 of 40
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yeah but WRY?!?!?!, when you can get a 3770K for $200~ RIGHT NOW?! and its basically THE SAME.

Key part of the OP.
For gaming, the jump from 2600K to 4770K is extremely marginal in performance, and quite large in savings.

Do point me in the direction where this is happening.
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Does he really need a small form factor? Or just he wants?

He's going for it due to personal taste and limited space on his desk.
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don't know why you'd get either over a 4670k


I would, BF4 alone (my main game) justifies that. Let alone the benefits in recording/streaming.
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don't know why you'd get either over a 4670k


I would, BF4 alone (my main game) justifies that. Let alone the benefits in recording/streaming.

Hyperthreading does more for some newer games than the move from sandy to haswell.

a little 3% here 5% there, has nothing on the perceivable 25% you get JUST for having HT on.
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Hyperthreading does more for some newer games than the move from sandy to haswell.

a little 3% here 5% there, has nothing on the perceivable 25% you get JUST for having HT on.

Some sources to back that claim up would be great
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