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How to Approach this Upgrade?

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
Currently I have a MSI Z77A-GD65 LGA1155 Motherboard with a Intel Core i5 3570K Ivy Bridge CPU.

I have been thinking of upgrading just the CPU to a i7 3770K.

But then I saw the new Intel chips are out, and started wondering if it would be worth it to upgrade both the motherboard and the CPU and go with the newest generation.

Currently running SLI'd Galaxy GTX 670 2GB and 16 GB G.Skill Ram.

I feel like my CPU sort of the weakest link here and just unsure of how to approach this upgrade.

Thanks.
post #2 of 4
Unless you have unlimited money, the upgrade to Haswell would be a big waste of money. What all are you doing with your computer that you think you need to upgrade to the 3770k? Have you looked at Task Manager and Afterburner to see if your CPU is holding you back?
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No I haven't jumped that deep into looking at things yet...I just notice some games aren't performing the way I'd like. And perhaps that is indicative of some other issue...drivers and such. I was originally thinking of selling off the 670's I have in SLI to get a 770 but everything I read indicates the 670 SLI's are perhaps the better performance option vs. a single 770.
post #4 of 4
I'd check the CPU and GPU usage first before deciding to upgrade anything.

What games aren't performing how you'd like? It could be many factors. And if it's stuttering/frame latency you're worried about, from what I've read there isn't that much of a problem with SLI as there is with Crossfire. I couldn't really tell you 670 SLI vs 770 though, not much up to speed with GPUs at the moment.
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