Originally Posted by Kain
Will a 3930K be more "future-proof" than a 2500K or 2600K (and the Ivy Bridge equivalents) since it is a 6-core CPU (talking about gaming)? I usually don't upgrade for at least 4-5 years and so I usually try to buy the best that is available at the time.
I'm thinking a 3930K + two GTX 680s or HD 7970s. Or, should I just save money and go with Ivy Bridge (which means a 4-core CPU)?
Save your money for Ivy Bridge. 6 cores is a waste for 99% of the things people do on computers. Hell, if you want something now, your money would be better spent on a 2500k or 2600k with good cooling than wasting the extra money to get a 3930k.