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Okay! Here it goes, not really up to date with all the latest technology so I need a bit of assistance!
I currently have a setup for an i7 920 with a 570GTX GPU, I was wondering if I should go with upgrade to Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge or the new Haswell.
I'm getting one either way, my younger brother needs an upgrade, he's sitting on an E8200 setup so I'm giving him my 920 setup!

I just want to know what I'm going to see my best increase on?
Here's what I have lined up. It's simply for gaming and messing about on the internet, not too fussed on overclocking.

My current computer is in my profile.

Haswell : £354

CPU : i5 4670s
Motherboard : Gigabyte GA-Z87MX-D3H or Gigabyte GA-Z87-G1.Sniper M5
Ram : Corsair 8GB

Sandy :

CPU : i5 2500K
Motherboard : Gigabyte GA-Z77MX-D3H
Ram : Same as above.

Ivy

CPU : i5 3570K
Motherboard : Same as above
Ram : Same as above

I have an mATX case, that's why they are all matx..
If you have suggestions, please use the websites ebuyer.com or scan.co.uk as they're where I get my parts from.

Thanks!
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There isn't huge difference between this cpu for gaming unless you plan on overclocking them. since you are not in to Overclocking go with latest intel i5 i4670s.

are you going keep your current gtx 570 for new build? if not i suggest getting gtx 760 or amd 7950 which every ever is lowest price for you.other wise ram,mobo looks good.
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There isn't huge difference between this cpu for gaming unless you plan on overclocking them. since you are not in to Overclocking go with latest intel i5 i4670s.

are you going keep your current gtx 570 for new build? if not i suggest getting gtx 760 or amd 7950 which every ever is lowest price for you.other wise ram,mobo looks good.

I'm going to stick with the GTX 570 and see how things go, I don't exactly play very demanding games atm anyway! The real world tends to control me these days. But I'll deffinately keep that in mind, If I go with the haswell, Should I spend the extra few pounds for the sniper motherboard or stick with the cheaper alternative?

If I am to overclock, I'd simply go from that 3.4ghz to 4ghz as it's not exactly a huge increase and it's pretty easy imo.

Thanks.
    
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I'm going to stick with the GTX 570 and see how things go, I don't exactly play very demanding games atm anyway! The real world tends to control me these days. But I'll deffinately keep that in mind, If I go with the haswell, Should I spend the extra few pounds for the sniper motherboard or stick with the cheaper alternative?

If I am to overclock, I'd simply go from that 3.4ghz to 4ghz as it's not exactly a huge increase and it's pretty easy imo.

Thanks.

If you aren't going to OC then don't bother with a K series, and just get a B series chipset (B75 as an example). It will save you a few bucks....
    
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