Ah darn, I mixed the sockets. Thanks for pointing that out About hasswell coming out - Aren't they aimed more at a laptop technology? After all, all the fuss was about energy conservation and onboard graphics. I get a strange feeling that whatever could have been invested in making the processor better, was blown on onboard graphics. APUs might be the future but I still like to have a dedicated piece of hardware for each task. I will have to read up more on haswell before I make that decision.
A point well made about the consoles and their hardware (not really up to date with consoles atm) . I might wait a bit longer but while gaming is very much on the table, I need a well balanced machine for everything I do. I guess we'll have to wait and see how they perform in a variety of tasks.
Thanks for your input. I'll wait and tweak the spec accordingly.