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What would be a noticeable upgrade from an OCed 2600k?
If nothing, what should I be waiting for in terms of mobos and CPU releases?
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post #2 of 9
Nothing really.

The Haswell refresh with eDRAM (if it even comes out) would give you a modest per-thread performance boost, Skylake might as well but that's far down the road. I doubt Broadwell will be a significant upgrade, but we can't know for sure atm.

Obviously a 4930k or Haswell-E will give you more cores, but the benefits of that are debatable (depending on what you do), and they're quite expensive.

The AMD FX line is dead atm. We might see a big Excavator CPU way down the road, but again that's a long way away.
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Maybe a worthy upgrade could be skylake in 2015 which brings ddr4 to the mainstream and probably 6cores to the mainstream sockets

Or get a x79 mobo like a p9x79 with an i7 4930k and upgrade in 4-5years
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I'm in the same boat as you (see sig rig). I had saved and planned to to a complete system refresh this summer. After a month of reading news, roadmaps, and OCN I think I may do a marginal graphics upgrade (gtx 690 to SLI of used 780tis off ebay) but wait on upgrading the CPU/mobo till 2015.

It is just a god awful time to update between GPU process tech stagnation and intel's marginal improvements in the CPU market. The value proposition isn't there this year unless Haswell-E completely blows the doors off the place this summer/fall/whenever it comes out.

Maybe we'll benefit from a sweet combination of 4k price drops and CPU/GPU manufacturing process improvements next year. Maybe.
post #5 of 9
Sandy Bridge has held it's own for quite a while now, and it looks like that'll be the case for a couple more years. As someone said above me, just stick it out until non enthusiast DDR4 boards come out.

It's too bad, because you have the upgrade itch, but to scratch it now wouldn't be satisfying.

I know the feeling lol
post #6 of 9
Honestly 2600K has aged well and doesn't need upgraded when overclocked, i'd hold on for a year or so to see what the future brings (ddr4 and maybe processor performance will be more than marginal improvement)
Edited by CravinR1 - 4/20/14 at 1:12pm
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I would wait for Skylake or maybe even Cannonlake.
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Unless you are using it for something CPU intensive, with tons of RAM required and CPU horsepower I'd say don't upgrade. Performance will be marginally increased at a really high cost, probably not worth it if you are not doing the stated before.
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