Frys electronics where I live is selling the 1155 socket (Sandy/Ivy Bridge) motherboards for a heavily discounted price (example Asus Sabertooth originally $259 is now $155) and The Ivy Bridge processors are also going on a 15% off sale, and I'm wondering for my first build, should I buy the 1155 socket motherboards for the discounted price with a 15% off i5 3770K and forget about upgrading in the future. Or should I break down and buy the 1150 socket and a Haswell 4770k. I know that Haswell is the tick to the Ivy Bridge tock (may be backwards doing this wile half asleep) and that the 1155 socket is going to be "dead" after this year. My primary uses will be medium to heavy gaming applications, internet browsing, and the occasional physics homework when school starts, and maybe getting my toes wet in Photoshop and video making. I do not plan to overclock my first build, but I might change my mind depending on the given performance when my build is complete.
planed parts for build, criticism and recommendations welcome
case: Cooler Master HAF XB
motherboard: MSI GD65 Gaming socket type 1155 and 1150
cpu cooler: Cooler Master X6 Elite
ram: Corsair DDR3 8GB 1866MHz DUAL VENGEANCE PRO SERIES
if u're getting them at good prices, by all means get they Ivy, the performance difference is not much, and about the dead socket- u won't find the need to upgrade till at least the next 4 Gens and by the time 1150 will also be dead
thanks for the advice people, Ill go with Ivy cause its a steal right now at Frys right now and as for the Ethernet, I cant run a cable upstairs, already asked and mother said no (have 40mb/s anyway) and Ill look for some cheaper ram. maybe some Kingston Iv seen its very cheap.