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Currently have SB running a 2500k. The system is great and cant complain a bit biggrin.gif
Now that I'm selling my rig and transfering to an m-itx system or possibly a m-atx, i'll also be going to IB.

Is it worth even worth the switch? If I do, what cpu is comparible in performance? What is the better cpu for its price?

I'm going to do a small amount of gaming (with a 7770 or 7850) and a good amount of photo editing.

What would you recommend? I don't mind saving $ either because I am on a budget.
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I'd recommend the i5 3570k and the asRock z77e-itx. Look at my build log, in sig, for details on your prospective new machine.
 
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I was planning on the asrock z77 itx board.
Wasnt sure if I really needed that sort of cpu or not. Or if I should go to amd as its more budget. tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by tlxxxsracer View Post

I was planning on the asrock z77 itx board.
Wasnt sure if I really needed that sort of cpu or not. Or if I should go to amd as its more budget. tongue.gif

Stay as far away from Amd cpu's as you can...

Id hold onto that 2500k.. Wait for Haswell it is not to far off.

If you want a mini Itx build just get a board and stick the 2500k in it.

Unless you live near a Micro Center and can Grab a 3570k for 160$
Edited by Hokies83 - 10/30/12 at 10:10am
    
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No micro centers here. Florida is bad for that reason frown.gif
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No micro centers here. Florida is bad for that reason frown.gif

Then find a Cheap M Itx board and keep the 2500k for afew more months then re place it with Haswell i5 offering wink.gif
    
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The only problem.. I need the money of selling the parts of my system frown.gif
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Hmm id keep what you got and save money for a M Atx Haswell build when it comes out then.
    
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Hypothetically I dont switch to the hathwell..

Would a 3225 be noticeably slower than say a 3570k or even a 3330? My 2500k isnt even at full potential, its not even OC'd and that speed has been good for editing (it has been close to half a year since i played a game)
I want to keep it budget and energy efficient.
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At stock not much different.
    
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