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Is it worth me upgrading from ASUS P8Z68-V Pro to ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z?

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Hi all,
I want opinions basically. I am tempted to get the ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z but looking at the hardware I can't see a huge difference between my motherboard and that one. Is it really worth the £280 to upgrade to that and possibly sell my motherboard on somewhere like eBay, or find someone locally?

To summarise some important facts. I use the onboard sound currently, I don't use the onboard GPU anymore, and my specs currently are in my signature.
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I don't see why it would be. A SSD or newer video card would be higher on my list of things to upgrade if I were you.
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Nope thats not worth it. A GPU upgrade would be much more beneficial.
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Yeah I would agree with the GPU upgrade first. See if you can find a 560 or 570 for a good price.
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Fair enough, thanks. I'll hold on that one then, a friend suggested to me to get it, but thought I'd get some more experienced feedback first.
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I agree with the masses. A GPU upgrade would be most beneficial.
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Not worth... rather than the GPU I think your system is fine. You could consider an HDD upgrade too...
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Not worth... rather than the GPU I think your system is fine. You could consider an HDD upgrade too...
I would consider the GPU however according to hwcompare my GPU is only outranked by a GTX 590 (single card setup that is, with dual GPU on), unless I'm missing something I really don't want to spend over £500 just for a slight boost in performance and a NVIDIA brand. Switching the desktop PC to SSD is something to consider though, as my laptop (Alienware M14x) has one in and it's superfast.
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