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Should I upgrade my h67 motherboard?

I am thinking about changing my motherboard to a different chipset say z77 or z68. Really i know shouldnt upgrade because as of right now i do not plan on overclocking or doing a dual or triple gpu setup also my cpu is the i5-2300 so i just want to know if i should upgrade just for the sake of it? or to future proof myself?
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  1. Short answer...No.

    The value of Z77 or Z68 is that it allows you to overclock a "K" cpu.

    Usually, it is wrong to try to buy "future proof" parts.
    Invariably, the future brings better and cheaper parts.

    If you have the itch to upgrade, there are likely better ways to spend your cash.
  2. Should you upgrade your motherboard for the sake of it? Umm no.............makes no sense.

    How is going to Z77 going to future proof your system? Likely Intel will move to a new socket next and H61/H67 will support the same cpu's as a Z77 will.
  3. geofelt said:
    Short answer...No.

    The value of Z77 or Z68 is that it allows you to overclock a "K" cpu.

    Usually, it is wrong to try to buy "future proof" parts.
    Invariably, the future brings better and cheaper parts.

    If you have the itch to upgrade, there are likely better ways to spend your cash.



    care to elaborate? Excluding the motherboard I will be upgrading the case, psu, and the video card.
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    First of all, future-proof is not a good term to use with regard technology. Consider what you have as new will do a decent job for 2-3 years. Know that a year after you buy something, it's pretty much old news.

    If you're not overclocking or don't require anything that goes along with ivy bridge (ie better integrated video) and won't be upgrading your processor as well, there's no benefit to changing your motherboard unless you need more SATA ports, PCIe ports or additional / faster USB. Ask yourself if what you currently have does what you need/want it to. If so, you don't need an upgrade.
  5. ubercake said:
    First of all, future-proof is not a good term to use with regard technology. Consider what you have as new will do a decent job for 2-3 years. Know that a year after you buy something, it's pretty much old news.

    If you're not overclocking or don't require anything that goes along with ivy bridge (ie better integrated video) and won't be upgrading your processor as well, there's no benefit to changing your motherboard unless you need more SATA ports, PCIe ports or additional / faster USB. Ask yourself if what you currently have does what you need/want it to. If so, you don't need an upgrade.


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    Consider what you have as new will do a decent job for 2-3 years. Know that a year after you buy something, it's pretty much old news.


    Very friendly advice, thank you. I guess I don't need a new motherboard.
  6. -ZincaTe- said:
    care to elaborate? Excluding the motherboard I will be upgrading the case, psu, and the video card.


    What are the rest of your parts?
    What do you wish to accomplish with an upgrade?
    What is your budget?

    If you will upgrade your graphics card, I assume it is for gaming.

    From a cpu point of view, the i3-2300 is a very capable chip.

    Your graphics card upgrade will be the driver of your psu requirements.

    A case upgrade is rarely a requirement for functionality. It is usually for style, or fun.
    I can't argue against a case change though. You need to love the case you are working with.
  7. geofelt said:
    What are the rest of your parts?
    What do you wish to accomplish with an upgrade?
    What is your budget?

    If you will upgrade your graphics card, I assume it is for gaming.

    From a cpu point of view, the i3-2300 is a very capable chip.

    Your graphics card upgrade will be the driver of your psu requirements.

    A case upgrade is rarely a requirement for functionality. It is usually for style, or fun.
    I can't argue against a case change though. You need to love the case you are working with.



    Well I'm running a i5-2300, 6GB of ram, a 1.5 tb hard drive, a multi-card reader and a optical drive. and no discrete video card.My reason for upgrading is gaming, and my budget is about ~$400
  8. OK, assuming your case is not a low profile case or something else strange.
    For that budget,
    1) spend $60 on a good 600w psu:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028
    That will let you run any of the newer 28nm based grapnics cards. Up to even a GTX680.

    2) The 7850 is a strong card that fits your budget. About $250.
    Pick one you like, like this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131464
  9. geofelt said:
    OK, assuming your case is not a low profile case or something else strange.
    For that budget,
    1) spend $60 on a good 600w psu:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028
    That will let you run any of the newer 28nm based grapnics cards. Up to even a GTX680.

    2) The 7850 is a strong card that fits your budget. About $250.
    Pick one you like, like this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131464


    well thats the thing my case is very bad, it is a micro tower but my motherboard is a atx motherboard so i need a new case :??:
    Also, I already selected the psu and the video card

    PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151095
    Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102986 ( as of right now it is out of stock but this was the one i was going to choose)
    Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066&cm_sp=Cat_Computer_Cases-_-Spotlight-_-11-129-066

    EDIT: the case is also very small since it is a micro tower and it also has very bad airflow
  10. -ZincaTe- said:
    well thats the thing my case is very bad, it is a micro tower but my motherboard is a atx motherboard so i need a new case :??:
    Also, I already selected the psu and the video card

    PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151095
    Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102986 ( as of right now it is out of stock but this was the one i was going to choose)
    Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066&cm_sp=Cat_Computer_Cases-_-Spotlight-_-11-129-066

    EDIT: the case is also very small since it is a micro tower and it also has very bad airflow


    Three most excellent selections.
  11. geofelt said:
    Three most excellent selections.


    Thank you for your kind words.
  12. Best answer selected by -ZincaTe-.
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