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So I currently have a i5-2500k with a Asus P8Z68 Deluxe mobo which you can see all specs down below in my rig. If I was able to sell my current CPU and Mobo, would it be worth it to upgrade to say a i5-4670k with a Asus Z87-Pro? That combo runs about $370
    
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No. You would not experience any tangible difference in performance.
    
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Think that if you play games that a new video card would be a much better upgrade
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Think that if you play games that a new video card would be a much better upgrade

This, if I were to throw money at your system, it would be at a new GPU.
    
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post #5 of 20
short answer - NO.

the upgrade from ivy to haswell is similar to the upgrade from sandy to ivy; single digit performance increase percentage.

depending on what you use your rig for; maybe look at upgrading your GPU or getting an ivy i7.
or hows that audio setup for you?
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post #6 of 20
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

Think that if you play games that a new video card would be a much better upgrade

My motherboard doesn't have any PCI E 3.0 slots as it isn't Rev 3.0. I got it before Rev 3.0 came out.
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depending on what you use your rig for; maybe look at upgrading your GPU or getting an ivy i7.
or hows that audio setup for you?

The audio is really good, I don't use my computer sound setup very much anymore ever since I bought my Level 2 system from HTD for my TV.


All in all it sounds like I should just wait til at least the Broadwell processors come out next year.
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My motherboard doesn't have any PCI E 3.0 slots as it isn't Rev 3.0. I got it before Rev 3.0 came out.
The audio is really good, I don't use my computer sound setup very much anymore ever since I bought my Level 2 system from HTD for my TV.


All in all it sounds like I should just wait til at least the Broadwell processors come out next year.

You dont need PCI-E 3.0
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You dont need PCI-E 3.0

Would I lose any performance by not having PCI-E 3.0?
    
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Would I lose any performance by not having PCI-E 3.0?

About 1%

PCI-E 3.0 cards are about 1% faster on PCI-E 3.0 slot then they are on 2.0 slots
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post #10 of 20
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About 1%

PCI-E 3.0 cards are about 1% faster on PCI-E 3.0 slot then they are on 2.0 slots

oh gotcha. If I were able to sell my 580 lightning I would consider getting a 770 then.

What are considered to be the best 770's?
    
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