Currently sitting on an almost 5 year old Intel Q9300 and I am curious as to if it would be a bad time to upgrade to an i5-2500? Not entirely sure if I should wait. I am not looking to build a ridiculous gaming rig, just something to keep up in the next few years. I've already got a EVGA GTX 560ti and necessary components. I would only be looking to buy a new mobo, probably the ASUS P8Z68. Any thoughts guys? Should I wait?
Wait for Ivy bridge in a few months. You might then pick up a used 2500k for less. I picked up a board/amd cpu/ 2gb of ddr2 and a bunch of stuff for only $35 this morning from a fellow who just wanted to get rid of it. I always negotiate down; it usually works. And the setup tested fine.