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November 13, 2013 2:11:11 PM

Im about to start building my gaming rig, and currently the 4670k is inline for my cpu. My question is, is the haswell worth every buck i pay? Will broadwell be worth it in the future also?

Need some insights :) . If i should buy a lower haswell like i3 and wait for the broadwell to come out? or 4670k until broadwell comes out?

Thank you :) 

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November 13, 2013 2:20:33 PM

The 4670k is probably the best CPU for gaming atm (excluding the k series i7s that out perform it in a few games). Impossible to speculate about broadwell but you may as well go with a haswell since it seems they will follow with that socket for at least one more generation.

You could do just fine with an i3. We've yet to see what kind of performance improvements broadwell will bring so it's difficult to speculate. Which games are you planning to play? Some may require more than an i3 to get really good FPS. Also what GPU are you getting? No point getting a crazy good GPU and then pairing it with an ok i3.
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November 13, 2013 2:41:43 PM

Yup, 100% agree with Jook, the 4670k is the best CPU for gaming, and when overclocked its even better.

When do you plan on building the system?
And yeah, what GPU are you going to be using?

With these questions answered, we can come up with a good solution for you.
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November 13, 2013 2:58:09 PM

I am planning on building this during or after December.

AOTM, im thinking of a GPU with the lines of GTX 7XX or HD 7700/7800s

:)  Thank you cool people.
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November 13, 2013 4:07:36 PM

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i think you should get a 770 today and don't upgrade your i3 3220 yet...nevermind the bottleneck since you will upgrade to a i5 haswell soon...wait a couple of months, save your money and upgrade your mobo/cpu later on to a i5 haswell...i3 ivy to a i5 ivy isn't big of a jump....buying mediocre parts at the same time is a bad idea rather than buying stronger single parts one at a time...
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November 13, 2013 4:17:14 PM

a1blaster said:
best advice:
i think you should get a 770 today and don't upgrade your i3 3220 yet...nevermind the bottleneck since you will upgrade to a i5 haswell soon...wait a couple of months, save your money and upgrade your mobo/cpu later on to a i5 haswell...i3 ivy to a i5 ivy isn't big of a jump....buying mediocre parts at the same time is a bad idea rather than buying stronger single parts one at a time...


Why a GTX 770?

R9-280X > GTX 770 and cheaper too.
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November 13, 2013 5:01:20 PM

I'd say wait for price drops, the HDs will probably go on clearance sale, and the NVIDIA GPUs are dropping prices as well.
Since your purchasing in december, a 4670k + a GPU for cheap should be pretty easy to find.


Good luck.
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