I just got a case, graphics card, and power supply for christmas and now I want to upgrade the rest. But before I do, I want to know if there's anything new coming out that won't cost a fortune and is worth waiting a couple months for. But if there's not then I need help picking out the motherboard, cpu, and ram.
Budget Range: $800 max.
System Usage: Mostly gaming and normal computer use.
The only new thing coming out is the Ivy Bridge processor from Intel and we don't know what will be released first and when and how much. So there are plenty of good choices that you can get now. For a mostly gaming computer you will be wasting about $100 with the 2600k since the only difference between it and the 2500k is the hyperthreading which is not utilized in gaming.
The total for this is $641.95 and I included another 460 because you got one for Christmas and I would have piched a 560ti or 570 for this build but with two 460's in SLI you should have good performance.
I chose not to get another graphics card because I plan to upgrade that in the future, which is part of the reason I chose that motherboard. It has pci-e 3.0 slots so I will be able to use newer cards using this while still being able to use my current card for the time being. And since I forgot I'll need a new copy of windows I have to add on $100 for that, so I'll get an SSD some other time, and hopefully the prices will have gone down more by then so I can store more games on it. That brings my total to around $770 and I still have to check what discounts I can get. Please tell me if you see any potential problems with this that I may have overlooked.