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I have a i5 2500k and was wondering if it is worth buying a i5 4670k I wouldnt mind switching because im not going to sell my old parts they are going in another rig. And I dislike my z68 motherboard because it does not have wifi and the pci e slots are to close to SLI my 3 slot gtx 680. Just need some advice if pci e 3.0 is a big deal and the switch from sandy to haswell is any good. Oh forgot to say I mostly game on my rig thanks.
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Definitely not. Im sure some will say yes for the sake of having something new and shiny, but performance wise, definitely not worth it.
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Thanks for the advice if haswell is not much of a improvement what would it be good to spend the money on
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I currently have one argument going already on another forum, so why not another. If I were building a new system I would just get a 3570k, its cheaper and will do everything a Haswell will do. You already have a SB, I say stick, not enough of an upgrade.
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Thanks for the advice if haswell is not much of a improvement what would it be good to spend the money on
If you have to ask, send the money to me, I will figure it out.
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I was thinking a gtx 780 but the gtx 770 release really messed up the 680 prices so it would be a big loss to sell
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I currently have one argument going already on another forum, so why not another. If I were building a new system I would just get a 3570k, its cheaper and will do everything a Haswell will do. You already have a SB, I say stick, not enough of an upgrade.
basically this. you could upgrade to ivy, keep the same mobo and get more or less the same performance boost for maybe half the price of a total conversion.
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I was thinking a gtx 780 but the gtx 770 release really messed up the 680 prices so it would be a big loss to sell

I have been and will always be, for gaming, GPU > CPU. I know some games come along that require a better CPU, buts not as often as getting a new GPU to make them playable.
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basically this. you could upgrade to ivy, keep the same mobo and get more or less the same performance boost for maybe half the price of a total conversion.

So far, I am on my own on the other forums. thumb.gif I will give you rep for having a brain.
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Thanks for the help thats what il do buy ivy cpu biggrin.gif
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