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I am looking to upgrade my current PC to the low power Haswell

Is this a worthwhile upgrade please see in the image below

The main use is to run office applications, play games like Grid 2 and etc?

I welcome your comments?

post #2 of 25
Dont get the 'S' processor, they are locked and don't overclock. Get the 'K' revision
     
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It's perfectly fine if he doesn't plan to OC
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But, most people will benefit from overclocking, as its so easy and cheap these days, even if its on stock cooler, they normally have a bit of headroom in temps
     
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He wants the lower power consumption, thus obviously doesn't want to overclock. In that case, see if you can get all the features from a non-Z model chipset board, since you don't need the OC as well.
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But, most people will benefit from overclocking, as its so easy and cheap these days, even if its on stock cooler, they normally have a bit of headroom in temps

Based on what I heard about Haswell temperatures so far, I rather not push it on a stock Intel cooler...
    
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If the name codes stay the same, then he will then want a 'P' or a 'H' instead of a 'Z'

And how do you know that the stock cooler won't be much beefier?
     
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If you're not overclocking (as made evident by your CPU choice), there's no need to get a more-expensive Z87-chipset board. Get one with the B85 or H87 chipset and save some cash in the process.
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And how do you know that the stock cooler won't be much beefier?

Based on the image in TPU's Haswell review, it looks identical to its Ivy Bridge counterpart.

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Pull the trigger. Overclocking consumes almost twice the power. ..
    
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What are you planning to do on the rig ? What gpu ?
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