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Do you guys think the i5-2500k would provide a notable/significant improvement over my i7-930? It's so cheap that I cant stop considering it.
Thanks again for the input everyone smile.gif

EDIT: and cant i get a motherboard that will support sandy bridge and ivy bridge?
I can also get a MB that with better support for SATAIII, rather than using the ****ty Marvell controller on my x58a-ud3r...and allow me to better utilize my intel 520.
Edited by ulnevrgtit - 11/16/12 at 2:43pm
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That's kinda what I was think...I have all the necessary parts to build another machine...except the motherboard.

ebay
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If you need a MB the 3570k + 40$ mb deal is better for you.

If all you needed was a Cpu and nothing else i would side with the 99$ 15 2500k.
    
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post #14 of 33
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Do you guys think the i5-2500k would provide a notable/significant improvement over my i7-930? It's so cheap that I cant stop considering it.
Thanks again for the input everyone smile.gif
EDIT: and cant i get a motherboard that will support sandy bridge and ivy bridge?
I can also get a MB that with better support for SATAIII, rather than using the ****ty Marvell controller on my x58a-ud3r...and allow me to better utilize my intel 520.

It would only be noticeably faster in a few situations, as was already mentioned, mostly in CPU heavy tasks that aren't severely multi-threaded.

Yes, any newer motherboard will support either chip. If you're going to upgrade, get a board based on Z77, no point in getting an older chipset even if you get the 2500k.

I'm in the same boat, and I've been fighting the itch to upgrade for a while. My system still runs everything very well though, so I'm waiting for Haswell.
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Thanks Firehawk...I should probably wait for Haswell as well but its hard not to scratch that itch...especially when MC throws these crazy deals at us smile.gif
post #16 of 33
The i7 930 is a really good chip. I personally see no reasons to upgrade, unless you want the wow factor.
You might want to wait for haswell.
And keep in mind that you'll need a new motherboard as well. (no pun intended)
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The i7 930 is a really good chip. I personally see no reasons to upgrade, unless you want the wow factor.
You might want to wait for haswell.
And keep in mind that you'll need a new motherboard as well. (no pun intended)

Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh you are aware that he could sell his mobo and cpu for the same price as an i5 2500K and a new motherboard? That would give him intel controlled sata 3 speeds, better ram performance (if he needs it), lower power consumption, higher overclocks, and about a 3-5% performance gain in games.

Sooooooooo I don't know why you would say to ignore this kind of a deal, but it certainty isn't the right call. The OP would have to have a serious issue with selling his old equipment to not take the offer.
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Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh you are aware that he could sell his mobo and cpu for the same price as an i5 2500K and a new motherboard? That would give him intel controlled sata 3 speeds, better ram performance (if he needs it), lower power consumption, higher overclocks, and about a 3-5% performance gain in games.
Sooooooooo I don't know why you would say to ignore this kind of a deal, but it certainty isn't the right call. The OP would have to have a serious issue with selling his old equipment to not take the offer.

Hmm where is Locust Grove?

Anywho i think getting the 3570k + Asrock extreme4 40$ off is the deal the op needs to take..
Depending on what the HD8000 series / Gtx 700 series looks like... An overclocked Gtx 780 could be up to 45% faster then a 680...
And that does not fair well for the Wimpy Pci-e lanes...Since a 690 already about sucks pci-e 2.0 Dry..
He can get 120$ for his Cpu and 80 - 100$ for that MB.... So he would be about 60$ into it....

This would very easy hold him over till Broadwell...

The future @_@ Intel has already started Fabs fo the 14NM broadwell chips @_@

Edited by Hokies83 - 11/16/12 at 4:45pm
    
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post #19 of 33
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They just ran out of stock of the i5-2500k at my location. I really appriciate everyone's input!
I've held the upgrade bug at bay today...tomorrows another day smile.gif
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They just ran out of stock of the i5-2500k at my location. I really appriciate everyone's input!
I've held the upgrade bug at bay today...tomorrows another day smile.gif

TBH you shouldnt change your CPU until you notice some severe bottleneck. I know everybody here will tell you to upgrade now (this is OCN, remember), but I personally enjoy the extra money in my bank account more than a better score in some benchmarks.
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