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    Waiting for benchmarks.
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    Waiting for Skylake!
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post #1 of 16
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I currently have an i5 2500K that is OC'd to 4.5gh. I have another rig that I built for my brother, which I completely paid for by the way lol. It has the Phenom ii 970 black edition in it and a amd 7950. I am thinking about upgrading to haswell and giving the 2500K to my brother. Is it worth it? Any of you guys upgrading to haswell from 2500K?
post #2 of 16
if your going to build a new rig and give yours to your brother, then yeah it is worth it.
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post #3 of 16
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if your going to build a new rig and give yours to your brother, then yeah it is worth it.

No. I currently have 2 GTX 680's in SLI and the only thing that I was thinking about changing is the CPU and MOBO. But I am not sure if I can justify the purchase of upgrading from 2500k to haswell just yet.
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if your going to build a new rig and give yours to your brother, then yeah it is worth it.

No. I currently have 2 GTX 680's in SLI and the only thing that I was thinking about changing is the CPU and MOBO. But I am not sure if I can justify the purchase of upgrading from 2500k to haswell just yet.

yeah, i am waiting to see post launch reviews myself, not that i am upgrading but to see if haswel performs well. You could even consider used sandies or ivy's if haswel turns out to be not so great.
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post #5 of 16
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yeah, i am waiting to see post launch reviews myself, not that i am upgrading but to see if haswel performs well. You could even consider used sandies or ivy's if haswel turns out to be not so great.

So far, I have no complains about the 2500k. I have it OC'd to 4.5gh at 1.25 volts I think. My brother only games on 1080p and he has the AMD pehnom II 970 black edition OC'd to 3.7ghz and a gigabyte 7950 windforce. I am trying to see if Haswell would be a pretty good jump from 2500k. If it is, then I will be upgrading and giving my current 2500k to my bro.
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Skylake or whatever, I have my eye on you and you only. thumb.gif
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Skylake or whatever, I have my eye on you and you only. thumb.gif

Haha. I added it to the poll thumb.gif So far, i have googled haswell and the only major upgrade is the intel hd graphics and lower power consumption....it seems like haswell is geared towards laptops/ultrabooks rather than performance like we rig builders want.
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Haha. I added it to the poll thumb.gif So far, i have googled haswell and the only major upgrade is the intel hd graphics and lower power consumption....it seems like haswell is geared towards laptops/ultrabooks rather than performance like we rig builders want.

Yeah, I say wait. Hardware will only progress and get cheaper so you can't lose. Maybe the 2nd Gen of 1150 CPU's.
All I see in Haswell is a Sandy to Ivy upgrade (meaning not really of an upgrade just a new CPU that eats less)
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post #9 of 16
They appear to have nice clocking, but nobody knows for sure. They are doing 4.5GHz at pretty low voltage. However, besides that IPC isn't that spectacular. If you are doing it for your brother then, that's one thing. But none for nothing, the 970 BE is a pretty good chip. I imagine if you put a better cooler and got it to 4.0/4.2 it would be pretty boss. However, a 2500k would really make that 7950 shine too.
post #10 of 16
If you're giving it to him, yeah, he probably needs a upgrade sooner wink.gif
Haswell's IPC upgrades aren't much and if you're overclocking on air and want to keep it's resale value ... meh. Or just get a used sandy.
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