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Over a year ago I purchased a 2500k for $160 on sale at Microcenter. It's currently residing at a friends house in the state I purchased it. I won't be back there until June or so. My thoughts are purchase end of the line Z77 board, or potentially pickup Haswell chip and board. Since Haswell is coming out in June I believe it might work out well. What do you guys think? Is it worth it and will Haswell be using DDR4?
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post #2 of 18
you are not going anywhere with Z77 chipsets right now. if it's only 3 months away and you can wait. why not? just wait it's coming out real soon.. it will be a leap over your current setup. if i were you i would wait.

about the ddr-4 i have no idea man
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post #3 of 18
i would probably just wait now and go haswell and even sell off your 2500k to help with the cost. as too DDR4 i beleive it will not be supported with haswell from what i can recal
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post #4 of 18
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Well I already own the chip so I would have to sell the 2500k which is unopened. I don't want to put that chip into my current rig. I just hope they are out in the first week of June, any word on dates?
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post #5 of 18
I don't think well get ddr4 mainstream till skylake
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Peanuts4 View Post

Well I already own the chip so I would have to sell the 2500k which is unopened. I don't want to put that chip into my current rig. I just hope they are out in the first week of June, any word on dates?

all i have heard is around the start of June, not sure of the exact date tho...
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post #7 of 18
Haswell won't be a big leap over the 2500K, it won't support DDR4 either so I'd stick with what you have until Skylake.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Stay Puft View Post

I don't think well get ddr4 mainstream till skylake
That

It was more then 2 years from DD3 came out to a normal person could buy a kit without robbing a bank

I remember back when a 2x2 GB 2000 MHz kit was 5000 danish kr or 870$ US
Edited by shilka - 3/24/13 at 1:02pm
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If you already own the CPU. don't get the top of the line motherboard. get a decent one. like the UD3H or the D3H. sell your i3, mobo and GPU and get your self a 7950 biggrin.gif
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post #10 of 18
Unless Haswell turns out to be a CPU on steroids (unlikely from current early previews although these are early ES), I think I'll wait for IB-E and buy another Titan in the meantime. I know there's 10-15% to be had in most tasks compared to IB but the gains made just aren't selling it to me. Looks like I'll be on my 2600k for a while longer.
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