1. Are hyper-threaded CPU's worth the extra money ? 2. I have seen some people advising others against buying a Haswell CPU/motherboard because the technology is too new. Does that really hold true over any other piece of new technology ? 3. I can afford an i7-3770k, but am considering an i5-3570k or an i5-4670k as they are cheaper. Would I notice any real benefits spending the extra for the i7 over the i5 cpu ? The reason I ask is I am hoping that PC games are gonna start utilizing more than one or two cores in the next year (or three) and that spending the extra for hyper-threading capability now will provide dividends later. I believe that hyper-threading is best used for things like video-editing that can take advantage of the extra threads but I do convert 'a lot' of videos to other formats and may get some benefit straight away.