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Need a suggestion : upgrade MB + CPU or buy another 1155 MB

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The story is, I bought a new case and a cpu cooler to overclock my 2500k as much as I can. The thing is, after I bought those two things I realized i had bought a cheap motherboard 2 years ago (H67) and It seems I can't overclock with it.

So the dilemma i'm having here is this : is it worth it to buy another 1155 motherboard ? The price seems to be floating around the same price as a Haswell motherboard which bugs me a bit because i planned to change my cpu in the next 18 months (or when intel release their next cpu).

I feel a little bit commited to upgrade even if it feels like wasted money right now (Haswell not having such great difference in performance from previous generation)

Sub question : are decent 1155 MB ever going to average the 100$ mark ? (dont want to spend 150$ for a MB that I will change in less than 2 years) note: I'm from Canada

-My initial intention was to overclock my cpu and buy a new GPU in the coming months for gaming purposes.

- I planned to overclock with a Noctua nh d14 and the Cooler Master Storm tropper case.

All feedbacks are appreciated Thank you

Also feel free to move this thread to the appropriate forum if i'm not in the right place.
post #2 of 5
My advice would be find yourself a good cheap second hand motherboard until you make the inevitable upgrade.
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post #3 of 5
Yep, buy a second hand cheap mobo for a moment. thumb.gif But for me haswell hasnt been that good compared to IB's and SB's. So maybe you're good with a good ol' 2500k. Its great for OCing.
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Thank you guys; all the people ive asked told me the same so now i just have to find this piece of old junk tongue.gif
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It's still not vintage though, biggrin.gif
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