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Poll Results: Should I upgrade?

 
  • 40% (2)
    Do it.
  • 60% (3)
    Not worth it, wait
5 Total Votes  
post #1 of 42
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EDIT: Build Log is here


I built my first real computer (most of this rig) about two years ago and I've been itching for an upgrade for some time. I've saved up about $1100 (I don't want to use all of it) and I'm going to college next year.

Every time I try to upgrade either I don't have enough money or something better is on the horizon. Today, something better is on the horizon.

I want to know; should I go ahead and buy an i7 2500k, a new mobo, new memory, and a new case, or, should I hold out and wait for Ivy Bridge or Bulldozer.

I really don't know but I don't want to regret being impatient and making a stupid move.

Please help me. Should I upgrade now or wait?

List:
2500k
ASUS p8p67Deluxe
Corsair Vengence 1600mhz 8GB
HAF 932 Black
Total: $710
Edited by KG363 - 1/26/11 at 10:43am
post #2 of 42
If you are doing really CPU intensive applications like VM's and such, I would recommend an upgrade, But if your just doing school work and gaming, your fine and should wait.
post #3 of 42
Well your DDR2 memory is slowing your card down. Trust me.. ( I Just Upgraded )
And waiting for Ivy or Bulldozer might be a good idea, Altho an overclocked Sandy wont bottleneck even an SLI setup.. Which in the gamer's eyes kinda ( at least for now ) makes Ivy and Bulldozer irrelevant.
post #4 of 42
It depends on what you use your rig for but not because something new is out or you have money want to spend. Tech stuff depreciates so quickly. Don't need to upgrade unless you need it. As long as your current rig can handle job done, it is nothing wrong to have money in pocket.
post #5 of 42
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Quote:
Originally Posted by saw4974 View Post
If you are doing really CPU intensive applications like VM's and such, I would recommend an upgrade, But if your just doing school work and gaming, your fine and should wait.
Well, I'm just doing school work and gaming

Quote:
Originally Posted by Capwn View Post
Well your DDR2 memory is slowing your card down. Trust me.. ( I Just Upgraded )
And waiting for Ivy or Bulldozer might be a good idea, Altho an overclocked Sandy wont bottleneck even an SLI setup.. Which in the gamer's eyes kinda ( at least for now ) makes Ivy and Bulldozer irrelevant.
Not sure which way to swing here
post #6 of 42
Me, I would go for it ( and did )
Cost out of pocket for me ( Not including what I got from selling my previous components )
i5 2500k $189 at Microcenter
Biostar TP67XE $139 at Microcenter
G.skill 1600 mhz Cas 7 $64 on Newegg.
$392 Total Before Tax

More than x2 as fast as my Phenom II x4 B60.... Best upgrade I've ever made, and at such a great cost... I couldn't be happier .
post #7 of 42
Thread Starter 
Well I would be buying from Newegg and it would cost me probably a little over $500 for the cpu/mobo/memory. But it's encouraging
post #8 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by saw4974 View Post
If you are doing really CPU intensive applications like VM's and such, I would recommend an upgrade, But if your just doing school work and gaming, your fine and should wait.
this.

frankly i'd upgrade. you can get the CPU, Mobo, Ram, and a new 570, say, if you wish, and an SSD. combined it'll be a big upgrade over what you have
Herschel
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4770K ASRock Z87M Extreme4 eVGA GTX 680 2GB 12GB G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1x 60GB SSD 1x 500GB, 1x 640GB, 1x 1TB Asus something or other Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Acer H236HLbid (23" 1920x1080) 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VE198 (19". 1440x900) Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Seasonic X650 Antec P180 Mini White 
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Logitech G500 
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Herschel
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4770K ASRock Z87M Extreme4 eVGA GTX 680 2GB 12GB G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1x 60GB SSD 1x 500GB, 1x 640GB, 1x 1TB Asus something or other Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Acer H236HLbid (23" 1920x1080) 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VE198 (19". 1440x900) Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Seasonic X650 Antec P180 Mini White 
Mouse
Logitech G500 
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post #9 of 42
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post #10 of 42
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Originally Posted by KG363 View Post
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for some reason i thought you had a 460 and no SSD. remove those from my suggestions, and add another 480
Herschel
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4770K ASRock Z87M Extreme4 eVGA GTX 680 2GB 12GB G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1x 60GB SSD 1x 500GB, 1x 640GB, 1x 1TB Asus something or other Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Acer H236HLbid (23" 1920x1080) 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VE198 (19". 1440x900) Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Seasonic X650 Antec P180 Mini White 
Mouse
Logitech G500 
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Herschel
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4770K ASRock Z87M Extreme4 eVGA GTX 680 2GB 12GB G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1x 60GB SSD 1x 500GB, 1x 640GB, 1x 1TB Asus something or other Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Acer H236HLbid (23" 1920x1080) 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VE198 (19". 1440x900) Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Seasonic X650 Antec P180 Mini White 
Mouse
Logitech G500 
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