hey guys, a friend of mine wants to buy a lot of my computer gear, including an old hard drive, case, i5-2500k, z68 gigabyte mobo, 8gigs of ram, zalman heat sink, case lights and fans for about $500
basically I am getting rid of some things that are laying around, and parts from my main system.
I can upgrade to an Asus rogo mobo, i5-3570k, and replace the ram for about the same price. basically I can upgrade for the price of a heat sink and get rid of things that are taking up space in my house.
I know i5-3570k isn't much an improvement over i5-2500k, but I really would like native PCI-E 3.0, native USB 3, integrated graphics (if I upgrade in the future I might want to use as an htpc) the added functionality of an rog board, micro atx form factor, UEFI, a board that supports integrated graphics, mSATA. basically features I missed out on with my gigabyte board and future proofing.
should I keep my i5-2500k or go ivy for the price of a heat sink which I plan on replacing anyway
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Seems like a simple decision to me. You know you're not going to get a great performance improvement but your friend's going to buy the parts off you that you're not going to use anymore, why not upgrade.
you do realise that a gtx 680 can't saturate a pci-e 2.0 slot, let alone a pci-e 3 slot.
Z68 boards do already support on board gpu's.
I'd save my money and enjoy plenty of years out your great set up.
Wait for haswell chips.
Not a reason in the world not to do it. You aren't going to see any huge improvements over what you had, but hey, you get a brand new build with the latest stuff for little cash layout. It's a no brainer have fun!
April 30, 2012 5:47:56 AM
turns out I'm doing a build for a family member, so I get for free stuff