Hi. New here and i'm also trying to catch up with technology. My current pc, that lasted ~ 6 years in gaming event at medium for the hard games at full hd. E8400 + 8 gb ram + Asus 8800 GT, changed it to a second hand Asus GTX 470 to play Crysis 3 on medium. Did it's job but i think it's time to upgrade. ----------- -I will upgrade in September, i will leave my country to work and until then time will be in my favour, haswell will settle, new games especially to play The Witcher 3 at max etc. -Not interested in dual gpu cards, SLi/CF, OC maybe in the future for the cpu. -Looking to last as the old one did ~ 5 years. -Gaming at 1920x1080 (don't need higher resolutions because i use a 42" Panasonic Plasma will not change it for a long time) ----------- So these are my questions: 1. What CPU at stock power is nedeed to use a GTX Titan at 100%, not to bottleneck it and also will last for Maxwell ? 2. For gaming at my requirments and as a single gpu card, is it wiser in the long run to get an i7 4770k or an i7 3970x @ 2011 / new Ivy-E? ----------- So best bang for buck, in September should i get 4770k + GTX 780 or second hand GTX Titan ? Or stay with current GTX 470 and wait for Maxwell ? (i think at same time when The Witcher 3 launches in 2014) Or go wild with a 3970x / 3980x when it launches / Ivy-E with same gpu combo as above? ----------- Any imput is of great help. Thank you.