derFunkenstein wrote:There are always new parts coming in 4-6 months. 6 months from now is October. Will Haswell-E be out by then? Hard telling.
Terra_Nocuus wrote:Just so you guys have more info, I do web development and photo processing, so I can use the extra cores. I also plan on getting a 1440p g-sync monitor once those are available, or higher res than that, possibly.
kumori wrote:I think you're over estimating your needs.
A i7-4770 will be more than adequate for photo-processing. You do not need to go all the way up to Ivy Bridge-E.
derFunkenstein wrote:Whatever you get the performance jump is going to be revolutionary. I doubt you'll want to be using it 9 years from now in 2023, but 5 years from now I see a 4570-based system still being a relatively useful machine.
Photoshop CS6, for example, uses OpenCL acceleration, so a graphics card is a good bet. I hesitated to recommend a top-of-the-line graphics card because we are less than a year away from a whole new generation of 20 nm GPUs.MadManOriginal wrote:A discrete GPU could be very useful for photo processing, check out the programs you use and their support for GPU processing. It could be hugely faster than CPU processing, in which case you'd be better off putting money toward a GPU than a CPU.
ronch wrote:...A little sensibility goes a long way even when you wanna treat yourself, so I'm not gonna recommend Ivy-E or Haswell-E. 4770K is enough to catapult you from zero to hero. Do it now!
JustAnEngineer wrote:...because we are less than a year away from a whole new generation of 20 nm GPUs.
Terra_Nocuus wrote:Just looking for some opinions here. My original plan was to build a beastly "dream build", as I've been dealing with hand me down machines for years, and I wanted to treat myself. It was going to be Ivy Bridge-E with a 780, etc. But now, Haswell-E and Big Maxwell are "right around the corner"... So I'll wait, because it only makes sense at this point.
My dilemma is this: my current laptop has been, to be charitable, "barely adequate" for a few years now, in regards to my freelance work. I've compiled a parts list for a ~$750 i3 based machine that is worlds beyond what I currently have. Do I hold out for the 6+ months for the new high-end parts, or should I build a temporary box to hold me over for another year or two?
cphite wrote:... GeForce GTX 645 ... I have had no problem playing new games at max settings.
vargis14 wrote:I would wait for the Haswell refresh coming very soon and get a i7 4790k along with a z97 motherboard. That should last you a very long time indeed.
My i7 2600k is not far off from the 4770k or the previous i7 3770k and its almost 4 years old and my gaming performance is within 5% of haswell.
vargis14 wrote:Another reason I say wait for the refresh of haswell is I think they will be using fluxless solder connecting the IHS to the cpu die instead of the crappy thermal poop they have been using on the main stream quad core i7 cpus since ivy bridge.
NovusBogus wrote:If you care about efficiency or small form factor, Maxwell is definitely worth waiting for--use an old GPU or integrated to limp by until then (still way better than what you're used to). If you don't care that much about efficiency, I wouldn't wait as the raw performance for a given price point is unlikely to change much.