At the moment I own a phenom X3 with a fourth unlocked core making it a B95 or 495 equivalent.
CLEARLY it is time for an upgrade and I'm having a bit of trouble deciding what to buy.
I need to buy a power supply, GPU(planning on a GTX 660 or AMD 7850), and a CPU and mobo combo all this summer and I need to buy them in increments (mobo, cpu last things to buy, most likely around june)
My current plan is to find a cheap used 2500k and get an lga 1155 from Canada Computers during the summer
I noticed though that June is the rumored release of Haswell and am considering going with the latest and greatest. I don't really care about upgradablilty of my CPU because I'm not a billionaire (I'm a university student) and wont be able to upgrade for 5+ years.
This will be a 'budget' gaming rig.
(Sorry for the essay. I'm not an art student, I'm an engineer)
EDIT: Oh and also, I've heard about the heating problem with the ivy-bridges regrading the IHS and heat. Should I ignore their existence because of it?
lol i was an EE student and don't do essays....ok that's lie lol but i do hate caps...on topic
if you can wait for haswell i would....otherwise the 2500k is a decent cpu. you can overclock it nicely and increase its performance. As long as your getting a good deal i see no reason to spend more on the 3750k.