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I currently have a 2600k OC'd to 4.4Ghz. I was looking forward to upgrading to a Haswell 4770k, but looking at current benchmarks I think upgrading to a Haswell would yield minimal gain. Should I upgrade to a 4770k, 3770k, or just stick with my 2600k until the next gen of processors come out? Any advice would be appreciated.
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Originally Posted by chucklezz View Post

I currently have a 2600k OC'd to 4.4Ghz. I was looking forward to upgrading to a Haswell 4770k, but looking at current benchmarks I think upgrading to a Haswell would yield minimal gain. Should I upgrade to a 4770k, 3770k, or just stick with my 2600k until the next gen of processors come out? Any advice would be appreciated.

I would hold off for the next gen
 
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Definitely wait. It will probably be 2+ more cpu gens before a worthwhile improvement is released.
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The performance gain from a 2600k > 3770k/4770k wouldn't be worth the amount you spend. Just stick with it till a later gen thumb.gif
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Cool, thanks for the advice, I will just hold off. I guess I will put that money into a new graphics card.
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When your cpu starts failing to provide the power you need,it's time to upgrade.
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Cool, thanks for the advice, I will just hold off. I guess I will put that money into a new graphics card.

Good plan. You should be able to pick up a second 670 for pretty cheap now.
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