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I would imagine my CPU is where the focus should be next, but I have not kept up with it at all. Lets say for budget concerns it would be 350 max. Is there a worthwhile upgrade path? Would like to stay Intel.

I would like wireless to be on the mobo as my current card is dying I think. Not sure if they suck though so willing to give that up and save for a new wireless card. I don't believe GPU power is the right direction right now for my computer.

What do you all think?

I should add that while I do overclock I'm not pushing the limits so I don't need the best OC board just a good solid board.
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post #2 of 25
could get an i5 3570k with a z77 for under 350.
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post #3 of 25
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nramotar23 View Post

could get an i5 3570k with a z77 for under 350.

I was eying the 3570k, Any recommendations for a board to pair it with. I'm so out of the loop lol
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131837


Here's one decent mobo for the price. I second the 3570k idea biggrin.gif
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post #5 of 25
I would suggest picking up a 2500k or 3570k used and then some more ram. 4gb is getting to be less than optimal these days.

As far as boards goes, the ASRock Z77 Extreme 4, Gigabyte Z77 D3H, MSI Z77 G45, or Asus P8Z77-V LK are all descent in the sub $150 range.
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post #6 of 25
Or if you for some reason wanted Haswell http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130695

But I personally like others here think you should get a used 2500k/3570k and invest the money saved in a ram upgrade thumb.gif
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PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1O42V
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1O42V/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1O42V/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $349.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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post #8 of 25
If you buy a PSU with lower wattage and higher efficiency you can save some money on your power bill

Your PSU is not even a true 1000 watts
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So I had trouble finding info on this, I guess my google skills are terrible. But would I notice performance increases in say like BF4. I probably won't do anything until I get my tax return but I would like to do something.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by b.walker36 View Post

So I had trouble finding info on this, I guess my google skills are terrible. But would I notice performance increases in say like BF4. I probably won't do anything until I get my tax return but I would like to do something.
if your i5 is at stock speed you will see a big improvement given the bottleneck
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