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Hi,

In the near future, I was asking myself if I should buy a brand new gaming computer or simply upgrade somes components. What parts should I upgrade ? Here is my actual rig:

Case: Coolermaster HAF 922

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3 GHz

Cooler: Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus

MB: ASUS P8P67 Pro 3.0

GPU: MSI GTX 570 Twin Frozr II 2 GB

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 750 GB

SSD: Kingston HyperX 3K 128 GB

Power supply: Silverstone Strider Plus 750W

RAM: Kingston HyperX Blu 8 GB


I was thinking about maybe change the GPU and since the HAF 922 can't fit any liquid cooler, upgrade my Hyper 212 Plus for a better air cooler. Is changing my Sandy Bridge CPU to a Haswell CPU is worth it ?
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I would upgrade your GPU and your case as of right now. If you want to go to Haswell you will have to also change the motherboard.

I would wait to do major upgrades until x99 and ddr4 come out. You system still has a lot of kick left in it. Trust me I know. I am still hanging on to my i7 920 D0 stepping OC under water to 4.5Ghz running 24/7. I upgraded my case and water cooling loop and graphics card so far.

Im hanging in there till something that blows my mind comes out. Which hasn't been sandy, ivy, or haswell.

I might look at Ivy-e next month depending on how much of an upgrade it is to sandy-e. But I really am holding out for Haswell-E.

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Hi,

In the near future, I was asking myself if I should buy a brand new gaming computer or simply upgrade somes components. What parts should I upgrade ? Here is my actual rig:

Case: Coolermaster HAF 922

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3 GHz

Cooler: Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus

MB: ASUS P8P67 Pro 3.0

GPU: MSI GTX 570 Twin Frozr II 2 GB

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 750 GB

SSD: Kingston HyperX 3K 128 GB

Power supply: Silverstone Strider Plus 750W

RAM: Kingston HyperX Blu 8 GB


I was thinking about maybe change the GPU and since the HAF 922 can't fit any liquid cooler, upgrade my Hyper 212 Plus for a better air cooler. Is changing my Sandy Bridge CPU to a Haswell CPU is worth it ?

It fits an H100 without any modifications....
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Originally Posted by Oleonius View Post

Hi,

In the near future, I was asking myself if I should buy a brand new gaming computer or simply upgrade somes components. What parts should I upgrade ? Here is my actual rig:

Case: Coolermaster HAF 922

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3 GHz

Cooler: Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus

MB: ASUS P8P67 Pro 3.0

GPU: MSI GTX 570 Twin Frozr II 2 GB

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 750 GB

SSD: Kingston HyperX 3K 128 GB

Power supply: Silverstone Strider Plus 750W

RAM: Kingston HyperX Blu 8 GB


I was thinking about maybe change the GPU and since the HAF 922 can't fit any liquid cooler, upgrade my Hyper 212 Plus for a better air cooler. Is changing my Sandy Bridge CPU to a Haswell CPU is worth it ?

personally, i wouldn't upgrade your rig just yet, save that money and then wait for a year or two to upgrade everything you have. sandy to haswell is not really worth it after i tested my friend's 4670K rig and using my 7970. i also own a 2500k rig.
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Yes, i also recommend you wait a bit and save more then build new computer, i can't call it as an upgrade because you will build new rig instead changing all parts of your current one, so it is about getting new computer over changing the one you have already even 1-2 components.
   
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