Hey there, i'm trying to build a new pc for the last few days and i seem to get stuck at choosing the parts. I'm kind of a newbie when it comes to chosing parts but anyway it started out like something i really enjoyed and ended up being somewhat of a chore. As you can see the upgrade is long overdue, i feel like a need something better but i'm not sure to what extent.
What i usually do on a PC is visual studio programming, web development, games from time to time and have discovered overclocking as something intriguing that i like doing.
That being said I started from a 3450 with an asrock b75 board then chose a 3570k with an msi z77 g45 board to change it later to a 3770k with a gb ud3h board and then go back to the 3570k with an asrock z77 pro4. Now i found about haswell which really beeped me over. The gains on that chip seem outrageous, a new revolution in computing, so i went back to the 3770 with the gb board in hopes that the things i buy now won't be absolete 16 months down the line.
Bottom line, i am really upset, i was really looking forward to this upgrade but now i do not know if it's worth the investement. Should i get the 3770 and hope for the best or get something cheap that will bridge me to the haswell launch? On that matter is HT really that worth it? ( i mostly do visual studio programming and play games from time to time) Does ht have a future in gaming?
Believe me, the last few days have been gut wrenching for me since i hate throwing money out the window ( comes with living in an eastern european country) and i'm hoping for a somewhat competitive build for the next 2-3 years. I really need some help and the community here seems really friendly, at least that's what i gathered from some of the posts.
I hope this build chase will come to a rest, i planned on purchasing on Monday but it seems this will not be the case. Really looking forward to your opinions/ideas. Thank you.