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The way I see it, using a P67 ASUS P8P67 PRO, 2600K@4.4GHz (Can do about 4.7GHz with HT Enabled with this cheap 212+ cooler. And that is Prime95 Blend stable. People/Also JJ from ASUS are now talking about the Haswell running so hot that one should aim for lighter stability testing/regular use to test out the overclock), 2x ASUS GTX 670 CU II SLI, Intel X25 Gen.2 160GB for OS and 2x 256GB Crucial M4's Raid 0 for Steam partition, I cannot see any benefit for me going to Haswell. I've seen tests of PCI-E 2.0 VS 3.0, and for my GTX 670 SLI setup I'm not missing any noticable performance.

 

According to tests I've seen, only a lucky/very good Haswell will do 4.8GHz on High-end water, and that same good Haswell will do 4.6GHz on fairly good aircooling. Most of them will do less on good/High-end aircooling. Source

 

 

So if having a good P67 board and 2500K/2600K/2700K I just cannot find any good reason to upgrade. Of course, if building a new system Haswell is a good choice. 


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My 2500k with borked memory modules (Gskill Ripjaws do not run to spec at CL11 instead of CL9 at 1600mhz)

2500K 5.0ghz 1.4V stable



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OC your 2500k a bit more , with the ssd and gpu you selected you will be good for a long time. My opinion is save up some money buy the gtx 780 wait one year until Intel releases the new haswell-e chips and DDR4 memory and if you are a gamer getyourself another gtx 780 smile.gif
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