Haswell build vs Ivy Bridge build

I'm making my 2nd build in August and going from a 965 to either Haswell or Ivy Bridge.
Here is the 3570k build
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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($217.98 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($70.33 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($126.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($107.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($127.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $913.21
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-23 17:43 EDT-0400)

as opposed to the 4670k

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($225.49 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($70.33 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($126.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($107.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($82.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $900.73
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-23 17:45 EDT-0400)


So as of right now the Haswell build is 10$ cheaper than the Ivy Bridge.
Keep in mind that this build is going to be for gaming and I'm hoping it holds me over for The Witcher 3.
Also I am using my 7850 2GB model from my current PC until I buy a newer card next year.
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  1. The IB build is a lot cheaper than it appears because you have included an overly expensive power supply
  2. True.
    Let's say that I replaced the PSU and gave them both the same one. I'd end up saving around 45$.
    If that 45$ isn't all that important to me to have an updated socket would Haswell be worth it over the Ivy Bridge?
    I plan on overclocking either one and I've heard IB chips overclock better so I'm wondering if that alone would be worth buying the "dead" socket.
  3. IMO buy the latest technology you can afford and have the longest support and update life
  4. So if money isn't really an issue go for Haswell?
    I know it isn't enough of an improvement for IB users to upgrade to but is it a good chip to jump into if starting a new build for playing games?
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