Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › Long overdue for an Upgrade UPDATE 5/21/13
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Long overdue for an Upgrade UPDATE 5/21/13 - Page 2

post #11 of 18
Thread Starter 
Ivy bridge is the current ok. I read the wiki wrong lol. there is just so much I missed in the past few years. I do want to overclock my cpu so I guess ill look into the i5 chips then. I edit videos maybe twice a month. the videos range from 3minutes too 30minutes.
Kingkau INC.
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3770k MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming MSI GTX 680 G Skill 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1.5 TB Pioneer DVD-RW Windows 7 64-bit Asus VW266H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Corsair 1000HX Antec 900 Logitech G5 
Mouse Pad
Ratpadz XT 
  hide details  
Reply
Kingkau INC.
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3770k MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming MSI GTX 680 G Skill 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1.5 TB Pioneer DVD-RW Windows 7 64-bit Asus VW266H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Corsair 1000HX Antec 900 Logitech G5 
Mouse Pad
Ratpadz XT 
  hide details  
Reply
post #12 of 18
Get what is the cheapest for you. Sandy is slower clock to clock with Ivy but it can be overclocked higher than ivy-b to meet ivy's performance. From what I remember, a 4.5GHz ivy is a 4.7GHz sandy equivalent.
So yea, just grab whatever you find the cheapest, look for the motherboard review how it overclocks and you are set.

For the graphic card, I think the 7950 is a solid choice price/performance. If you were planning to go dual card, I would however go for nvidia. I personally think getting two cards is a waste of money with a single monitor. Better just upgrade next year than spending twice on a generation that will soon be replaced.

My best advice to you: no need to spend a lot, spend less to upgrade more. Every generation there is a 30% increase performance, after two generation your hardware is already worth nothing. My 5870 lost 75% of its value in 3 years!

Oh and for the RAM, if I had to upgrade, I would grab these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096

They are mad cheap, overclock like champ and low voltage. I am waiting for the 2x8Gb model to change my sticks smile.gif

As for the budget,
200-250$ sandy/mobo combo if you have the patience to find used deals
300$ 7950 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125414&Tpk=gigabyte%207950 (3 games with it)
40$ Ram sticks

Total: 590$ so far, I suggest you to get an SSD this model is good and cheap:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147163 90$

There is also this model:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147188 110$

I stopped following SSD market long time ago. I prefer using MLC over TLC so my choice goes to the 830 series. I wouldn't spend more than 100$ for a 120GB ssd.

The hard drives are quite expensive, I think you are fine with your current 1.5TB.
You have 120$ left for a case if you need, a good cooler and some fans.
Edited by Just a nickname - 11/9/12 at 12:19pm
My System
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4790k MSI Z97 Gaming 5 Sapphire R9 290X Tri-X 2x8gb ADATA 2133MHz CL10 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
Mushkin 1 TB SSD & Samsung F3 spinpoint 1 TB MCP655A + 2 x MCP320 + EK supreme copper Win10 Corsair K70 Lux 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair 750W Bitphenix Monstrous water cooling case Logitech G9X 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4790k MSI Z97 Gaming 5 Sapphire R9 290X Tri-X 2x8gb ADATA 2133MHz CL10 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
Mushkin 1 TB SSD & Samsung F3 spinpoint 1 TB MCP655A + 2 x MCP320 + EK supreme copper Win10 Corsair K70 Lux 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair 750W Bitphenix Monstrous water cooling case Logitech G9X 
  hide details  
Reply
post #13 of 18
Thread Starter 
With the i5 im seeing difference in price of $5 per 100mhz. so should i just go all out and get this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504
Kingkau INC.
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3770k MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming MSI GTX 680 G Skill 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1.5 TB Pioneer DVD-RW Windows 7 64-bit Asus VW266H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Corsair 1000HX Antec 900 Logitech G5 
Mouse Pad
Ratpadz XT 
  hide details  
Reply
Kingkau INC.
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3770k MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming MSI GTX 680 G Skill 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1.5 TB Pioneer DVD-RW Windows 7 64-bit Asus VW266H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Corsair 1000HX Antec 900 Logitech G5 
Mouse Pad
Ratpadz XT 
  hide details  
Reply
post #14 of 18
http://www.overclock.net/t/1325589/i5-2500k-w-xspc-block-maximus-iv-extreme-b3-8gb-g-skill-sniper-1866

The block is worth 70$ new. Let's say it is now worth 50$ used.
180 - 50 = 130$ for the CPU
The mobo is selling 300$ new, his price is okay so let's say the CPU/mobo combo is worth 330$
I would propose 300$ and max 330$ for CPU//mobo combo and 360$ with the rams (45$ new - good models too, low voltage - got for OCing) if he can part and not include the block of course. BTW the mobo is really strong, high-end stuff.
Give a try to the market place.

Don't forget to grab an aftermarket cooler. You can find good ones at 40-60$ that will be enough for a solid 4.7-4.8 GHz overclock.

Notice the CPU can do 5.1GHz which is very good.
Edited by Just a nickname - 11/10/12 at 12:00pm
My System
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4790k MSI Z97 Gaming 5 Sapphire R9 290X Tri-X 2x8gb ADATA 2133MHz CL10 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
Mushkin 1 TB SSD & Samsung F3 spinpoint 1 TB MCP655A + 2 x MCP320 + EK supreme copper Win10 Corsair K70 Lux 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair 750W Bitphenix Monstrous water cooling case Logitech G9X 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4790k MSI Z97 Gaming 5 Sapphire R9 290X Tri-X 2x8gb ADATA 2133MHz CL10 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
Mushkin 1 TB SSD & Samsung F3 spinpoint 1 TB MCP655A + 2 x MCP320 + EK supreme copper Win10 Corsair K70 Lux 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair 750W Bitphenix Monstrous water cooling case Logitech G9X 
  hide details  
Reply
post #15 of 18
Thread Starter 
ok that is a good base to start from. i just noticed he lived in the bay area dang i just moved to utah in july.
Kingkau INC.
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3770k MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming MSI GTX 680 G Skill 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1.5 TB Pioneer DVD-RW Windows 7 64-bit Asus VW266H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Corsair 1000HX Antec 900 Logitech G5 
Mouse Pad
Ratpadz XT 
  hide details  
Reply
Kingkau INC.
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3770k MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming MSI GTX 680 G Skill 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1.5 TB Pioneer DVD-RW Windows 7 64-bit Asus VW266H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Corsair 1000HX Antec 900 Logitech G5 
Mouse Pad
Ratpadz XT 
  hide details  
Reply
post #16 of 18
I would say CPU wise, go with the i5, I game frequently and my i5 serves me great. I haven't had any problems. And like Just a Nickname explained in his post, i7 basically just enables you to do hyper-threading.
Talon
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
1 Intel Core I5 2500k 3.3G 6M R BX80623I52500K Asus P8Z68-V LE Z68 LGA1155 R  1 Zotac Geforce GTX 465 ZT-40301-10P 4Gx2 G-Skill F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL  
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
1 LG Dual Layer Dvd / Memorex 52x cdrw 5 System Fans Windows 7 Ultimate x64 / Mint Linux acer G235HAbd 23'' LCD monitor 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Ultra X XFX 850 Watt Modded Rosewill R223-P-BK Microsoft Laser Mouse 6000-v1.0 
  hide details  
Reply
Talon
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
1 Intel Core I5 2500k 3.3G 6M R BX80623I52500K Asus P8Z68-V LE Z68 LGA1155 R  1 Zotac Geforce GTX 465 ZT-40301-10P 4Gx2 G-Skill F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL  
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
1 LG Dual Layer Dvd / Memorex 52x cdrw 5 System Fans Windows 7 Ultimate x64 / Mint Linux acer G235HAbd 23'' LCD monitor 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Ultra X XFX 850 Watt Modded Rosewill R223-P-BK Microsoft Laser Mouse 6000-v1.0 
  hide details  
Reply
post #17 of 18
Thread Starter 
thank you for the replies. i will now start planning my build. i was also thinking waiting a few weeks to see whats up with black friday and cyber monday see if i can snag anything for cheaper. i will update this thread with what ive bought thank you again.
Kingkau INC.
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3770k MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming MSI GTX 680 G Skill 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1.5 TB Pioneer DVD-RW Windows 7 64-bit Asus VW266H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Corsair 1000HX Antec 900 Logitech G5 
Mouse Pad
Ratpadz XT 
  hide details  
Reply
Kingkau INC.
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3770k MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming MSI GTX 680 G Skill 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1.5 TB Pioneer DVD-RW Windows 7 64-bit Asus VW266H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Corsair 1000HX Antec 900 Logitech G5 
Mouse Pad
Ratpadz XT 
  hide details  
Reply
post #18 of 18
Thread Starter 
UPDATE:

I been researching and researching and finally thought I made up my mind. I got a i7 3770k on the way here. Got it for a good price I was gonna swoop the i5 3570k but for $30 more couldn't resist that i7. I was leaning towards the MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming Motherboard but motherboards are a touchy subject I think. Ram I'm pretty set on the Corsair Vengeance 16GB 1866. I was also looking at Samsung SSD 840 (non pro) as I would be using it mainly for gaming. For the time being I think I would be ok with my Corsair H50 not going to Overclock is just yet. I want to get a new Case that has more space than my Antec 900 first gen has its a mess in there for airflow. I was looking at the Newer Nvidia cards coming out I was eyeing the GTX 770 seems to be replacing the GTX 680. I might swoop the MSI GTX 680 if there is no advantage with the GTX 770. Is there anything else that I should be looking out for?
Kingkau INC.
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3770k MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming MSI GTX 680 G Skill 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1.5 TB Pioneer DVD-RW Windows 7 64-bit Asus VW266H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Corsair 1000HX Antec 900 Logitech G5 
Mouse Pad
Ratpadz XT 
  hide details  
Reply
Kingkau INC.
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3770k MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming MSI GTX 680 G Skill 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1.5 TB Pioneer DVD-RW Windows 7 64-bit Asus VW266H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Corsair 1000HX Antec 900 Logitech G5 
Mouse Pad
Ratpadz XT 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel - General
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › Long overdue for an Upgrade UPDATE 5/21/13