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post #1 of 33
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Currently using a 2500k with an Asus P8Z68V-Pro/GEN3

About to purchase a Sapphire 290 Tri-X and a EVGA 1000W PSU

Is it worth upgrading now to a 4670K and a Asus Maximum VI Formula?

Or hold out for the next generation?

If I hold out for the next processors and motherboards, I might miss out on the £300 deal on the graphics card, and I haven't seen much in the way of AMD cards with the fully custom layouts
post #2 of 33
I would hold out for the next generation.

My 2500K is still chugging along nicely. Next gen Haswell will have a soldered IHS so hopefully will have similar overclocking capability to Sandy.
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Do we have any indication of when they might release?

In that case, I might grab the 290 and the PSU now (current PSU is out of warranty and maybe a little weak)
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Originally Posted by twerk View Post

I would hold out for the next generation.

My 2500K is still chugging along nicely. Next gen Haswell will have a soldered IHS so hopefully will have similar overclocking capability to Sandy.

Proof on the solder please?
post #5 of 33
Get the Graphic card and stick with a 2500k.

Also i5 to i5 is not worth it, maybe the 4770k. But IMO I would just wait

I have just got a r9 290 myself. Works fine on my i7 but I'm going to get a 2600k for cheap from a friend so I'll see how that goes.
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can you oc your sandy to 4.5Ghz at least?

i pretty much leave my i7 SB with HT off oc'ed to 4.5. no problems driving a 290.
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post #7 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by mouacyk View Post

Proof on the solder please?
They haven't confirmed solder but a man can dream!
http://www.overclock.net/t/1475438/wccf-intel-haswell-refresh-unlocked-design-and-improved-tim/0_30
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post #8 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by SgtMunky View Post

Currently using a 2500k with an Asus P8Z68V-Pro/GEN3
About to purchase a Sapphire 290 Tri-X and a EVGA 1000W PSU
Is it worth upgrading now to a 4670K and a Asus Maximum VI Formula?
Or hold out for the next generation?
If I hold out for the next processors and motherboards, I might miss out on the £300 deal on the graphics card, and I haven't seen much in the way of AMD cards with the fully custom layouts

I'd wait a bit longer. You'll see some performance improvement with the 4670k at stock clocks, if you OC the 2500k that improvement will be much less.
Prices of AMD cards are falling, might want to sit back and see what happens.

Otherwise you will see a performance improvement but it might be better to wait.
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post #9 of 33
no wait. i got 4670k just went ahead and bought that and new board since my 1155 board crapped out.still have my 2500k just went ahead bulit new tower on cyber monday. wish iwouldve saved money from haswell build but im not one to wait.
post #10 of 33
I'm in the same boat with a 2500K and would agree with the others. Looking at benchmarks for systems with the cpu being the only difference with all having high-end gpu, the performance difference wasn't worth the cost of having to buy a new mobo to go with a current-gen cpu.
My 2500K used to OC to 4.6 pretty stable, but then stopped and i haven't been able to OC it at all and keep any stability. Not sure if I borked it or what, but when I refresh my SSD and clean it out, I'll start tinkering again. The 2500K is the best bang for your buck for sure right now.
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