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I haven't been active here in a few years and am out of the loop on the current hardware that's out there. I'm still rocking the machine in my specs. Anyways I think it's about time for an upgrade.

I am looking to spend $1000 or less and will be reusing as much hardware as possible. I should not need hard drives, PSU, cooling, case, OS etc. So really all I need is a new motherboard, cpu, ram, and gpu. I don't game as much as I used too, but I'd still like a decently powerful card for when I do choose to game. I don't have time to do any of the subzero overclocking anymore, so I'm looking for hardware that will give me the best everyday PC... no phase change or LN2 on this one.

This will be a linux/windows machine and will be used for lots of programming and engineering tasks. A lot of ram would be nice. Hyperthreading could be nice since I'll be doing lots of stuff with multi-threaded programs and I don't really intend on upgrading again for a while... Anyways, any help on getting me up to date with the current tech that's out there would be greatly appreciated thumb.gif
Edited by yomama9388 - 2/11/14 at 6:32pm
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You can't go wrong with i5 4670k, or if you need the hyper threading for you'r work go with i7 4770k and a decently capable motherboard if you plan to OC.

GPU I would suggest Radeon HD 7870 2GB. Will play any current games quite well (most games maxed), it is basically GTX580 performance level for sub $200 card. Link
If you want top end GPU, I think current prices will hurt your budget allot with AMD price gouging due to bitcoin and overpriced Nvidia re-branded last-gen cards. 2cents.gif
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It seems like the 4670k is the way to go. When is the next generation coming out? I'm not in a huge rush to upgrade if there's new gear coming out soon. If I went with the 4670k, what are some good motherboards at the moment? I'm looking for something that will be good for overclocking.

As for the graphics cards, are there any new nvidia cards on the horizon? I kind of want to go back to an AMD card, but am willing to wait for the next generation if it is coming soon and will bring down AMD prices.
post #4 of 11
With nvidia

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2RZTE
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2RZTE/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2RZTE/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($509.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $924.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-12 12:51 EST-0500)

With amd

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2RZVc
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2RZVc/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2RZVc/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Video Card ($522.51 @ NCIX US)
Total: $937.48
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-12 12:52 EST-0500)
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Thread Starter 
Thanks for this, very helpful
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Dude... i7 920 might be first gen, but just pop in a GTX780 and it'll fly again, running everything you want!
   
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What resolution and psu do you have?
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Well my motherboard is finally dying... so it's time to splurge. Has anything really changed since February or am I looking at the same build more or less?
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Well my motherboard is finally dying... so it's time to splurge. Has anything really changed since February or am I looking at the same build more or less?
More or less the same. Unless you want to wait for like a month for the Haswell refresh.
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Wait for haswell refresh if you can still wait. since its motherboard will most likely support three processors (haswell/ haswell refresh/broadwell or skylake?) if that is relevant to you

but if changing processors every 1-2 years, like some of the people do, is not relevant to you, and if you really need to replace parts, by all means, go ahead! since you won't be really have the need to change processors after x years anyway!
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