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post #1 of 12
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Hi!

I have a 4770K and a 780Ti sitting next to me. And I was thinking about selling those and wait untill the Maxwell high-end cards, Z97 motherboards and Broadwell CPUs. I know it's a long wait, but I can't afford any other components at this time. And when my PC is finally done, I don't want it to be 'old' already. So, what do you guys think, sell and wait or just wait and buy Z87 and so on?
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post #2 of 12
IMO, not worth the wait.
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Broadwell CPUs will be the first 14nm processors to come from Intel, following the company's tick-tock strategy that sees the Haswell microarchitecture shrunk down in an attempt to reduce power consumption and improve efficiency. Performance gains from Broadwell aren't expected to be massive, especially for desktop-class parts, which isn't surprising considering Intel is focusing their guns on ARM's low-power mobile chips, rather than traditional rival AMD.

They're focused on lower power consumption, and if you really want to use an integrated GPU for the suspected performance release then go ahead and wait another year. It's expected Q4 2014 or even Q1-2 2015 if you can wait that long.
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post #3 of 12
Buy a z87 mobo.haswell refresh/broadwell wont be a big improvement on IPC
Edited by PontiacGTX - 3/12/14 at 6:09am
post #4 of 12
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See here's the deal: I probably can't afford my motherboard, PSU and RAM until late 2014. Broadwell will probably run cooler because the IVR is moved to the motherboard. This could mean beter overclocking. Also the 9-series chipset will be a huge improvement if the leaks/rumors are true. And with leaked/rumored DDR4 support that will probably mean even more improvement.
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post #5 of 12
You are loosing value just by selling the parts unused. I would keep them and buy a decent and not overly expensive Z87 mobo.
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post #6 of 12
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Both parts are stille in the box, the 780Ti is actually still sealed and I have both receipts. I got them from someone for really cheap: €255 ($354) for i7, €505 ($700)for 780Ti. And I could easily sell them for a profit. (European prices are crazy high for the i7)
Edited by TTheuns - 3/12/14 at 3:10pm
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post #7 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by TTheuns View Post

Both parts are stille in the box, the 780Ti is actually still sealed and I have both receipts. I got them from someone for really cheap: €255 ($354) for i7, €505 ($700)for 780Ti. And I could easily sell them for a profit. (European prices are crazy high for the i7)

You realize those prices that you payed aren't cheap but standard right?

You can get a 4770k brand new for $340 and a 780 Ti for $700 brand new.
post #8 of 12
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In my country those prices are ridiculously cheap.
Brand new 780Ti: $825
Brand new 4770K: $392
So I got them for relatively cheap.
Edited by TTheuns - 3/13/14 at 11:24pm
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post #9 of 12
I'm not convinced that Maxwell is going to have a high end GPU for quite a while, personally. I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you. Just an opinion, of course. And 2015 will be the year for DDR4 to take over in the consumer market.
Edited by mrawesome421 - 3/13/14 at 11:31pm
 
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post #10 of 12
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If I can het a high end Maxwell, Broadwell, Z97 and DDR4 setup in Q1 2015 that would be great
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