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UPGRADE NOW? OR WAIT for DEVIL'S CANYON?

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May 21, 2014 8:15:05 PM

im a fx 6300 user.. and i plan on upgrading/switching to intel.. ill buy a z97 board.. my slight problem is.. should i wait for devils'canyon? or buy a current i5/i7 procie...or... really wait for broadwell? the reason ill b upgrading is bcause i want to SLI my 770s.. and maybe OC.. so im getting a K version..

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May 21, 2014 11:08:21 PM

Typically when people ask questions about buying now or waiting for the next release I recommend buying now. There will always be new tech coming out 6 months after you buy something so might as well buy now if your ready. I would recommend getting z97 over z87 since z87 might not support those future releases plus has some better features
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May 22, 2014 7:48:31 AM

In case you decide you don't want to overclock, but want SLI support.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.91 @ Newegg)
Total: $369.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-22 10:47 EDT-0400)
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May 22, 2014 9:17:04 AM

What's your budget?

Z97 is priced very closely to Z87, so grab a Z97 board. The Devil's Canyon chips are expected to overclock further than Haswell due to the improved TIM, and have a slight clock speed boost too.

If you can wait until ~June 2nd then grab Devil's Canyon and Z97.
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May 22, 2014 10:31:02 AM

If you can wait till DDR4 is released. I'd do that.

in one year your going to be asking... should i upgrade?

the six core AMD chip is fine for gaming and other normal stuff. you wont notice a huge improvement.

thats where your video card is the limiting factor
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May 23, 2014 2:35:33 PM

If intel releases the Devil's canyon in september, then get the current intel now. IF it releases june 2nd, then get devils canyon and obviously, we won't be able to know until june 2nd at the official announcement of it. Don't wait for broad well, will have very small improvements.
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June 2, 2014 10:40:19 AM

logainofhades said:
In case you decide you don't want to overclock, but want SLI support.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.91 @ Newegg)
Total: $369.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-22 10:47 EDT-0400)


will that be better than 4670/4770? sorry for the late response
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June 2, 2014 10:44:04 AM

You get i7 4770 performance for less. :D 
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June 2, 2014 10:44:22 AM

thank you soo much for the replies.. and sorry for the late response.. well basically i can feel my cpu is holding back my gpu in some games.. thats why im switching to intel.. i have a ax760 psu with one gtx 770..im planning on adding another or getting a much stronger card..but my main concern for now is my cpu.. and i think devil's canyon will be available on late september
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June 2, 2014 10:49:39 AM

i may want to oc later ..hehe
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June 2, 2014 10:51:00 AM

JOOK-D said:
What's your budget?

Z97 is priced very closely to Z87, so grab a Z97 board. The Devil's Canyon chips are expected to overclock further than Haswell due to the improved TIM, and have a slight clock speed boost too.

If you can wait until ~June 2nd then grab Devil's Canyon and Z97.



$500-$600 is my budget..
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June 2, 2014 11:03:17 AM

I wouldn't spend that much on a motherboard I have an MSI Z87-GD65, you can pick it up for $159.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-z87gd65gam...

I run my 4670k at 4.6Ghz stable, perfectly stable.

Also the Xeon E3-1230v3 is I believe basically a 4770 without integrated graphics and includes a few technologies you wouldn't use in your home.
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June 3, 2014 9:39:45 AM

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I wouldn't spend that much on a motherboard I have an MSI Z87-GD65, you can pick it up for $159.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-z87gd65gam...

I run my 4670k at 4.6Ghz stable, perfectly stable.

Also the Xeon E3-1230v3 is I believe basically a 4770 without integrated graphics and includes a few technologies you wouldn't use in your home.[/quotems


most people have bad experiences with msi mobo's.. that gave me a set back.. but z97 msi gaming 7 and 9 mobo recently got my attention
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June 3, 2014 9:42:48 AM

I cannot recommend getting a z87 board now that z97 boards are available. Z97 extreme3 with a 1230v3 would be my pick, if you want SLI and CF support. If you really feel to spend more to overclock, I would wait till devil's canyon and pick up a Z97 Extreme4. Honestly, though, I don't think the added cost is worth it.
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June 3, 2014 10:03:41 AM

logainofhades said:
I cannot recommend getting a z87 board now that z97 boards are available. Z97 extreme3 with a 1230v3 would be my pick, if you want SLI and CF support. If you really feel to spend more to overclock, I would wait till devil's canyon and pick up a Z97 Extreme4. Honestly, though, I don't think the added cost is worth it.




1230v3>4770?
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June 3, 2014 10:04:27 AM

According to a Finnish tech site i7-4790k should be released 26th of june and it cost 10€ more than 4770k, so I would recommend waiting for that ( that's what I'm doing ). Also Asus Maximus VII Hero would be great with that CPU.
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June 3, 2014 11:30:14 AM

Cace Roree said:
logainofhades said:
I cannot recommend getting a z87 board now that z97 boards are available. Z97 extreme3 with a 1230v3 would be my pick, if you want SLI and CF support. If you really feel to spend more to overclock, I would wait till devil's canyon and pick up a Z97 Extreme4. Honestly, though, I don't think the added cost is worth it.




1230v3>4770?


The 1230v3 is $50 less and offers nearly the same performance. You would only be able to tell the difference in benchmarks.
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June 4, 2014 11:13:39 AM

LikeABossNT said:
According to a Finnish tech site i7-4790k should be released 26th of june and it cost 10€ more than 4770k, so I would recommend waiting for that ( that's what I'm doing ). Also Asus Maximus VII Hero would be great with that CPU.


so i guess i would stick to my 6300 for a little while.. and wait for some review of new i7 and i5s
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June 4, 2014 12:50:26 PM

Cace Roree said:
LikeABossNT said:
According to a Finnish tech site i7-4790k should be released 26th of june and it cost 10€ more than 4770k, so I would recommend waiting for that ( that's what I'm doing ). Also Asus Maximus VII Hero would be great with that CPU.


so i guess i would stick to my 6300 for a little while.. and wait for some review of new i7 and i5s


They're essentially the same as the ones out now. Only difference is TIM (possibly slightly higher overclocking) and a few transistors. They'll perform identically to a current Haswell of the same speed. If you are looking to overclock then absolutely go with Devil's Canyon.
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June 4, 2014 3:42:30 PM

Devil's Canyon looks pretty nice, but Haswell-E will soon follow suit and release a 4960X-like CPU for under $400. That will put Devil's Canyon to shame.
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June 4, 2014 3:54:36 PM

Joseph DeGarmo said:
Devil's Canyon looks pretty nice, but Haswell-E will soon follow suit and release a 4960X-like CPU for under $400. That will put Devil's Canyon to shame.


But who knows how much ddr4 memory will cost...
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