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Motherboard dead, worth upgrading CPU?

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May 12, 2013 11:26:49 PM

My motherboard just recently died and I've been searching for a replacement. I recently found a deal for a new mbo, cpu and ram and was considering upgrading. Here is my current rig.

Nvidia 1gb gtx460
ocz modxstream pro 700w psu
evga p55 sli lga1156 mbo
intel i5 760 2.8ghz lynnfield
samsung spinpoint 500gb 7200rpm
8 gigs ddr3 ram

Originally, I was just going to buy an oem asus p7p55d-e pro to replace my dead mbo but I found a combo deal on newegg...

Intel core i5 3570k ivy bridge, asrock z77 extreme4, and 8 gigs of corsair ram for $375.

Is it worth upgrading now and getting a new graphics card in the future or maybe waiting for haswell and just replacing my current mbo with the oem?

Thanks so much for any and all advice!
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May 12, 2013 11:29:49 PM

wait for haswell if you can. should be next month. think you can hold on a month before fixing your rig?
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May 13, 2013 12:00:18 AM

I wouldn't mind waiting until next month to fix it if upgrading to haswell would be a big boost and not a huge price difference. will the new cpus be compatible with my current build? Obviously with a new motherboard.
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May 13, 2013 4:48:07 AM

yeah. i don't see anything wrong that shouldn't work with haswell.

I'm suggesting to wait because it just seems a shame to upgrade your cpu/mb to a socket that's gonna be phased out in 3 weeks (IB, lga 1155).

You might as well wait and get the new and shinny thing (Haswell, lga 1150), so that you're running around with a top end part rather then an old part.
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May 13, 2013 5:39:56 AM

ingtar33 said:
yeah. i don't see anything wrong that shouldn't work with haswell.

I'm suggesting to wait because it just seems a shame to upgrade your cpu/mb to a socket that's gonna be phased out in 3 weeks (IB, lga 1155).

You might as well wait and get the new and shinny thing (Haswell, lga 1150), so that you're running around with a top end part rather then an old part.


I agree here, it is almost fate :lol:  I have a IB i5 3570k, really good piece of kit, but remember if you go with Hazwell nobody has had it, so somethings might not be right...
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May 13, 2013 7:00:42 AM

Thanks for the quick responses guys!

I'm just going to wait until mid june and update my rig with some shiny new hardware, then upgrade my gpu in august. Pretty excited seeing as I built my rig in 2010!
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