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Upgrade from sandy to ivy for price of a heat sink and junk

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Anonymous
April 29, 2012 9:47:26 AM

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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April 29, 2012 9:53:49 AM

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.
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April 29, 2012 10:01:11 AM

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.
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April 29, 2012 11:34:18 AM

I'd go for the upgrade. A whole new computer for the price of a hyper 212+ seems pretty simple choice to me.
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April 29, 2012 11:36:31 AM

+1, improvements are improvements and if its at a low financial cost, I'd say go for it
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April 29, 2012 1:54:08 PM

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!
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Anonymous
April 30, 2012 5:47:56 AM

turns out I'm doing a build for a family member, so I get for free stuff
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