Hi everyone. I've recently been contemplating giving my old computer to my parents and upgrading to a new spec. Would it be a reasonable upgrade for me? The real debate is should I upgrade now or just build a computer now for my parents for under $1000 and wait for haswell for myself?
Approximate Purchase Date: Asap
Budget Range: less than $1800
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Programming applications including hardware simulation, browsing web, etc.
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com
Parts Preferences: Partial towards Corsair PSU
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: i&-3770k worht extra money. Recommended GPU?
evga gtx 470
ASUS Rampage III Formula
CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB)
CORSAIR 750TX 750W
What I'm really wondering is would the difference between the two justify me an upgrade, or should I build a nice computer for my parents for around $800-$1000 and upgrade on my own come haswell?
You're not going to notice a lot of difference between Bloomfield (Core i7-9XX), Sandy Bridge (Core i7-2XXX), and Ivy Bridge (Core i7-3XXX), you may notice a huge difference between Bloomfield and Haswell but that remains to be seen what Intel does with it.