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i5 2500k upgrade to i7 4770k worth it?

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June 22, 2013 1:47:25 PM

Is it worth upgrading from a 2500k to a 4770k for gaming? Currently running an OC'ed 2500k but wondering if the upgrade to Haswell is worth it.

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June 22, 2013 1:50:45 PM

No not if your gaming
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June 22, 2013 1:52:59 PM

a new cpu + new mobo? hell no. not even a sliver of doubt.
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June 22, 2013 2:05:31 PM

YOu'll see minimal differences in CPU heavy games. So it's definitely not worth the cost of upgrade to replace your CPU and your motherboard.
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June 22, 2013 2:07:54 PM

Is it worth upgrading from a 2500k to a 4770k for gaming?

No.
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June 22, 2013 2:36:25 PM

Thanks everyone!
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June 11, 2014 12:02:49 PM

And for Adobe Photoshop/illustrator/premiere pro CC 64bits?
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June 11, 2014 12:09:19 PM

I'll have to agree. I upgraded and really noticed no change what so ever. The only real reason I upgraded was because I was able to scoop up an i7 4770k from microcenter for $199 and actually sold my i5 2500k for $215ish on ebay. Even the refresh for devils canyon wouldn't provide any sort of real noticeable upgrade unless you intended to overclock it.
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June 11, 2014 4:49:50 PM

DV2 said:
And for Adobe Photoshop/illustrator/premiere pro CC 64bits?


Still a no, I would upgrade to a 3770k or Xeon 1230v2 before I upgraded to a Haswell rig from an Ivy capable one. What motherboard do you have?

I want a Haswell system, but not for an upgrade. I just want a mini-itx rig and the 1230v3 has intrigued me for quite some time now. :D  My 3570k would just replace one of my FX 8320 rigs.
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June 14, 2014 5:59:15 AM

ASUS P8Z68-V PRO GEN3
i5 2500K at Stock Speed. (I don't wanna burn my PC if i OC)
8GB DDR3 1333mhz RAM
(GIGABYTE) Nvidia 660GTX Ti OC 2GB
SSD SAMSUNG EVO 840 250GB
HDD WD 1TB Blue
Windows 7 64bits Home Premium.

Hope that helps. Reason is because of newer games might need a better CPU, and maybe i'd plan on upgrading the RAM to 12/16GB. A new GPU would be good some people said (for both premiere and gmes) but to pair them better a better CPU would be required..also RAM

Maybe i'm wrong or something..Just wanted to stay up to date but also want a "Big jump that'll last many years"
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June 16, 2014 7:27:25 AM

Since you don't want to overclock, best you board can do is an i7 3770. It is kinda odd that Asus didn't add 1230v2 support.
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June 16, 2014 7:30:55 AM

And what about Haswell-E / Skylake ?..I can wait since that one has 6-8 cores and seems highly better (i say Seems..because i don't know any improvements about it,not even Skylake)

If i wanted to make a jump,i'd change my MB CPU and RAM to next gen (Socket 1150/2011-3, i5/7, DDR4) that it could last for many more years...and so the GPU (Nvidia's 800 series)
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