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Upgrading - Worth it?

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January 12, 2012 12:06:35 AM

My current build looks like this:

i7 930
Cooler Master H100
Gigabyte X58 UDP4
Corsair HX750
OCZ 6Gb Ram
Corsair 750HX
2x460 EVGA 1GB
WD Black 1TB
WD Green 2TB
WD Black 1TB
Cooler Master Storm Sniper
Samsung 2333SW@1920x1080
Asus ML248H@1920x1080
Mitsubishi TV 60'@1920x1080

I currently play league of legends, plan on playing diablo 3 when it comes out. Was thinking about selling my mobo, cpu, and ram to upgrade to a 2500k cpu, ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 LGA 1155 Z68 ATX mobo, and ram. Which would cost me roughly $150 to upgrade it. Is it worth holding on to my current build or should i upgrade? Open to other suggestions also what are yall's thoughts?

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a c 78 B Homebuilt system
January 12, 2012 5:29:13 AM

Correct me if I am wrong here, but isn't 1155 a generation older than 1366 and the Z68 is a generation older than X58?

Sounds more like a step backwards than a step forwards.

I would not do what you were considering in the same position.

If you want to go up from there, think about waiting until the Ivy Bridge processors come out and getting one of those instead.
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January 12, 2012 5:47:59 AM

@Raiddinn: no, lga 1155 is the newer gen hardware. lga 1366 is old gen x58 platform (it was replaced by lga 2011, sb-e cpus and x79 motherboards).
@OP: in terms of performance, 'moving' to lga 1155 would be sidegrade. x58 is still a capable platform. z68 won't let you cfx/sli @x16+x16 natively.
waiting for ivy bridge is good idea. ivb promises more cpu power over sandy bridge, pcie 3.0. you can get an ivy bridge core i5 k series with a z77 motherboard at use pcie 3.0 x8+x8 cfx/sli (equivalent to pcie 2.0 x16+16 mode).
current x-platform - x79 might support ivy bridge e, sandy bridge e's (x79) replacement.
edit: lol, missed a 5.
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a c 82 B Homebuilt system
January 12, 2012 6:08:14 AM

Raiddinn said:
Correct me if I am wrong here, but isn't 1155 a generation older than 1366 and the Z68 is a generation older than X58?

Sounds more like a step backwards than a step forwards.

I would not do what you were considering in the same position.

If you want to go up from there, think about waiting until the Ivy Bridge processors come out and getting one of those instead.



1366 came out then 1156 then 1155 now 2011. Crazy Intel sockets. ;) 

I agree with waiting on Ivy Bridge. 2500K is an amazing processor but that 930 is no slouch. If anything overclock the 930 to ~4Ghz and wait a few months to see how good Ivy is going to be.
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a c 78 B Homebuilt system
January 12, 2012 1:57:42 PM

Thanks for clearing that up, I guess my memory failed me in that regard.

Still, I would stick with my original conclusion.
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 12, 2012 2:10:32 PM

It would be a very minor upgrade in some tasks, and a downgrade in others. What you want to do is overclock that little sucker ;) 
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January 12, 2012 2:27:16 PM

get two 7970's and oc that sucka to 4ghz
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January 12, 2012 9:59:01 PM

thanks for all the replies. sounds like i will be waiting for ivy bridge.
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January 12, 2012 10:44:46 PM

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February 23, 2012 9:38:14 PM

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