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My current system is about 4 years old:
Q9550 2.83 ghz
Asus P5N-D MOBO
GeForce 9800 GTX/GTX+
I don't overclock and generally don't play terribly graphics intense games, WoW mostly but Diablo3/Skyrim if I'm feeling bored by WoW. I'll occasionally play just about anything that interests me and I don't want to be constrained from trying a game because of my system. I probably would have upgraded sometime in the past year but I've been playing some older games over the past 12-18 months rather than any new titles (at least for extended periods) so I've not been noticing problems.
Nevertheless, I've been getting the itch to upgrade my system. Lets say that I'm not particularly budget confined but at the same time I'm not interested in paying extra for componets just to win an epeen contest. I've been looking at a system generally around these parameters:
Asus P8Z77-V LX
16 GB Ram
OCZ Agility 4 256GB SSD w/1 or 2 TB WD hard drive (this is probably a ton of overkill given that I've got near 300 GB free on my current 500 GB HD).
I'm wondering if anyone has heard enough about Haswell to recommend holding out for another 6-9 months for the 'tock' release with a new chipset MOBO. Most of what I've seen around Haswell seems to suggest that Intel is focusing on improvements mostly for the mobile market (integrated graphics/reduced power consumption) as opposed to gaming desktops. While I appreciate future proofing is impossible, I'm also comfortable waiting a short time if there is an expectation that the next release is going to be a significant jump up. Do any of the board pros have thoughts?