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I've recently built the gaming PC in my signature and in general I'm very happy with it. I use it mainly for gaming and media consumption. I may also use it for the Autodesk Building Design Suite depending on work load.

I purchased the 3770k and a mini ITX Asus P8Z77I Deluxe mobo for £220 delivered in as new condition. The chip overclocks nicely (Currently at 4.4Ghz 1.18v).

I watched some Ivy bridge vs Skylake gaming videos recently and there seemed to be a big performance jump. Should I have spent more (would it be double) on gone skylake or have I got pretty good bang for my buck?
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x2 Sandisk x100 120GB in RAID 0 + 3tb WD Green Slim Slot Loading Bluray Corsair Hydro H55 + Geild Slimline 120mm Fan Windows Pro 8.1 
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I've recently built the gaming PC in my signature and in general I'm very happy with it. I use it mainly for gaming and media consumption. I may also use it for the Autodesk Building Design Suite depending on work load.

I purchased the 3770k and a mini ITX Asus P8Z77I Deluxe mobo for £220 delivered in as new condition. The chip overclocks nicely (Currently at 4.4Ghz 1.18v).

I watched some Ivy bridge vs Skylake gaming videos recently and there seemed to be a big performance jump. Should I have spent more (would it be double) on gone skylake or have I got pretty good bang for my buck?

I would absolutely NOT pay double to upgrade from Ivy to a similar-tier Skylake.

If I were buying NEW parts, I would get Skylake for sure, but comparing new to used like comparing apples to oranges.

I think you did just fine, and should be happy with your system. By the time you have a need for an upgrade, it will probably be 2-3 generations from now at least, and the money you saved now could buy you a nice upgrade then that will absolutely blow away with skylake has to offer today.
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I'm over the moon with the system. I still can't get over the power of the gtx970.

That's a good point about upgrade time. I sold my old pc a while back with a 4.8ghz 2500k and that is still going strong!

There's so many articles about skylake I'm probably just wanting something I don't need.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
x2 Sandisk x100 120GB in RAID 0 + 3tb WD Green Slim Slot Loading Bluray Corsair Hydro H55 + Geild Slimline 120mm Fan Windows Pro 8.1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG OLED 55EA9800 55" TV Rocat Sova If it ever comes out! Silverstone SFX-L 500W Silverstone RVZ01  
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x2 Sandisk x100 120GB in RAID 0 + 3tb WD Green Slim Slot Loading Bluray Corsair Hydro H55 + Geild Slimline 120mm Fan Windows Pro 8.1 
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I'm over the moon with the system. I still can't get over the power of the gtx970.

That's a good point about upgrade time. I sold my old pc a while back with a 4.8ghz 2500k and that is still going strong!

There's so many articles about skylake I'm probably just wanting something I don't need.

I know what that's like. My 980x is still more than enough 95% of the time. I've gotten the urge to upgrade every single generation, and I've almost pulled the trigger several times, but my rational self has managed to keep that urge from getting the better of me so far.
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Originally Posted by mardon View Post

I'm over the moon with the system. I still can't get over the power of the gtx970.

That's a good point about upgrade time. I sold my old pc a while back with a 4.8ghz 2500k and that is still going strong!

There's so many articles about skylake I'm probably just wanting something I don't need.
less than 19% improvement for 450-500GBP is not worth it unless yuor games have some CPU limited scenarios where the IPC matter

if you are fine with CPU limited scenarios then you might want to upgrade your card next year with card using finfet 16nm an HBM 2nd gen
  
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