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Is it worth Upgrading my mobo and cpu

Last response: in Systems
June 5, 2013 7:45:31 PM

I have searched the forums and found many mixed results. I originally had a dell xps 9100 about a year and a half old now. I ended up taking out the graphics card and PSU and replacing them, but I'm not getting close to the performance i would like to be getting in games like ArmA, Dirt 3, Ect on higher settings....Here are the specs now:

Sapphire Vapor-X 7970 GHz Edition 3 gb
9gb Tri Channel ram DDR3
Antec 750w gold certified PSU
i7 930 @ 2.8 GHz
what ever low performance dell mobo came with the XPS
1 TB seagate HDD
no ssd(will that help performance significantly if i add some?)

Essentially what i'm asking is if upgrading to the new Z87 ROG series boards and new Haswell CPU will really give me performance increases for the price. Should i just upgrade my mobo and OC my cpu. should i get SSD only to improve performance. I do plan on Over-clocking in the future and i do play games heavily and edit video here and there. What do you guys think, should I upgrade or tweak to help get better performance. My mobo does NOT support over-clocking ATM. Money isn't too much of an issue but I would prefer not to spend more than about 600$ if i need to upgrade at all. Also is my ram compatible with the new ROG mobos or no? Sorry for lots of questions i just would like to make sure im getting the most for my money.

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June 6, 2013 5:09:11 AM

Also I was curious weather I have something in my settings or software holding me back