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New Midrange Gaming PC (Need advice/suggestions IvyBridge or wait for Haswell)

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May 10, 2013 1:41:26 PM

Hello, right now I don't have any PC beacause my old one broke down (My fault). My system looks like this:
-Budget: 650$
-Mobo: Asrock Z77 PRO3, socket 1155;
-CPU: Intel® CoreTM i7 3770K IvyBridge;
-CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS9700 NT;
-GPU: Gigabyte ATI Radeon HD6850 (form my old PC; I intend to buy another one and do crossfire);
-RAM: Kingston 4GB 1600MHz DDR3 (From my old PC; I'll buy another pair of RAM to make 8 GB);
-HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue KX 500GB, 7200rpm, SATA 3;
-PSU: Seasonic M12II-620 Bronze, 620W;
-Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 Black;
Any thoughts? Should I wait until the 4th generation of Intel CPUs appear or should I go for it?
These components represents my max budget. Any suggestions are wolcome.
Thank you in advance!

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May 10, 2013 2:09:24 PM

the psu is overkill for that gpu and haswell comes next month so its really up to you if you can wait. along with haswell will be a lot of haswell ready products like PSUs that are likely just a gimmick to upgrade however they may be neccessary and if you plan on waiting for haswell, i would hold off on the whole thing and re evaluate your build when haswell comes out and open up options for future upgradeability
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May 10, 2013 2:21:46 PM

i your 6850 a 1gig card? and at what resolution do you game?

the PS thing. read up on that. has something with the low power at idle the new processors run at. some PS's can't provide it properly.

ps..check connections if planning on running 2 cards. which I wouldn't.

wouldn't wait for new processors.