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In desperate need of new computer, buy now or wait for haswell?

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April 7, 2013 1:40:34 PM

I am currently needing a new computer, I have an old vaio with 4Gb ram and an intel core 2 duo 2.2Ghz. The question is, do I build now or wait until haswell? I mainly play dota 2 but after playing on a better computer for about a week I can't go back. If I do decide to buy now I think I will just upgrade it all next spring. The parts I am looking at now are as follows.

Intel Core i5 3570k - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD4H - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PowerColor AX7950 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Samsung 840 120GB SSD - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws 8GB 1600Mhz ram - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill Capstone 650M - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Samsung DVD Burner - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Windows 7 Home Premium - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total - 1,182.90$ Before rebates and shipping.

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April 7, 2013 6:50:32 PM

Better heatsink to keep the card running cooler.
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April 7, 2013 10:38:39 PM

If your in desperate need, than build now. Haswell will just be the typical 10% increase in performance, nothing to really hold out for (except maybe if your on a laptop, that's a different story).

Your rigs good to go IMO, only thing I would change is the mobo to the less expensive GA-Z77X-D3H and Edogawa's suggestion on the GPU.
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