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Should I upgrade ?

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The current computer is about 4 years old, and I'm not sure if I should upgrade it.
I recently bought 34'' 3440x1440 Ultrawide monitor and I'm shopping for Nvidia 1080 right now to run the sucker.
I mostly game, FPS and MMOs, so not sure how rest of my componets will play along with 1080.

-Asus Sabertooth Z77 Mobo
-Ivy Bridge i5 3570k Cpu
-16GB DDR3 Ram
-Corsair AX850 PSU
post #2 of 4
Others may not agree with me, but I don't think you will see a huge difference in upgrading the mobo, cpu, and memory(assuming go get something like the i5 6600K). Not a big enough difference to justify the cost in my opinion (especially if you are overclocking the 3570k). You know upgrading to another nice setup will run an easy $500 to get the same specs you have now with a newer chipset and ddr4. I personally feel like i7 is not worth the extra $ for gaming. Once you do upgrade the gpu, you will be able to see how well your current setup is performing though.
     
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Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Samsung 500gb SSD M$ 10 Asus ROG PG348Q Corsair 
Case
Case Labs 
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QX9650 EP45-UD3P Gygabyte XFX 5770 4x1gb Gskill  
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Corsair Case Labs MX518 
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Intel i5 3570k Gigabyte H77N-Wifi GSkill 2x2gb Crucial M4 256gb 
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You should overclock your current CPU if you haven't already and wait to see how everything is with the new 1080 before you shell out all that money. I don't personally think you need an upgrade quite yet (but I do frown.gif )...but in another year or so it may be justifiable if the newer chips have a great price point. You should fill out your sig rig to we at OCN can better help you.
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Going with something like Skylate ( biggrin.gif ) you might see a few FPS gains, but not much beyond that. At the end of the day it isn't worth it. As Sora mentioned, if you haven't overclocked your processor yet, do that.
    
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