I have been planning on building my first gaming PC and I think that I have my build mostly worked out but before I buy anything I was wondering if AMD or Intel or anyone for that matter are releasing anything new or revolutionary in the near future that would give me a reason to wait a bit longer? Thanks in advance.
New, yes. Revolutionary, no. Intel will come out with "Haswell" sometime later in 2013, on a new socket 1150. AMD has a new series of APU's due out too. Each new series brings incremental improvements, and you'll get a new one from Intel every year and AMD has been updating pretty quickly recently too. Basically, whenever you buy a CPU you're only a year at most from it being a generation behind. Performance-wise though, it's not a huge difference anymore.