i wont have the money for my ideal gaming pc till about december or january, but i have been wanting a gaming pc for almost a year (my xbox sucks) is it worth it to build one in december when alot of the next gen stuff will be coming out within a few months of that time? or should i wait till next summer to build one? and will a 1200 dollar system(including monitor and os) run games on atleast medium for two years? cause i have about 900 bucks and i could probly get 300 more by november. idealy i was gonna build a 1500-2000 dollar gaming rig. if i get a lower spec'ed system now i have no problem building a new awesome system next summer and then i could use the ne i build now for when friends come over and stuff. probly a dumb question but i really dont want to wait till next summer!
Waiting until next summer with an Xbox sounds torturous I'd build in December. I'm in a similar situation. I'm keeping an eye out for deals on things like SSD's, power supply and such that pop up all the time and waiting on things like the GPU which will probably go down in price. The CPU decision is more interesting considering the changes coming. You should be able to get a lot of computer for $1200 bucks in any case. By building yourself you gain the knowledge to extend it's life with small upgrades for a long time.
you don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure that one out...
obviously if they're discontinuing processors (that the Majority of people on this forum are suggesting) - it would be wise to either purchase one that they are not discontinuing or wait for the new batch that will surely be obsolete further down the road