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Would it be wise to upgrade?

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Hey guys!

I have been thinking about upgrading my MOBO and CPU and the end of the year but im not sure if its worth the upgrade.I only use my rig for gaming nothing else and was thinking to upgrade to something like a mini ITX z77 board and a 3570k or if its worth it a 3770k. The only reason why I want to upgrade is because I want to get a smaller case like a Bitfenix prodigy or the new corsair 350D case as I will hopefully shift my rig which is not in my living room to my bedroom after I reorganised and get new furniture for it. What I'm curious is, will upgrading the MOBO+CPU improve my gaming experience in term of better fps or faster load times as I dont want to waste this money to change my hardware just because I need a smaller case.


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If you're waiting until the end of this year then get Haswell. An i5 3670K and a nice ITX board would give you a nice boost over the i5 3470 you have at the moment, the 3470 is a very good gaming processor but a 3.6GHz quad-core can limit you in modern, graphically demanding games.
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Thanks for the advice! smile.gif Guess I will wait for the new CPU to come out.
    
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