New build.. worth it or not?

Asus Sabertooth z77 LGA 1155

Intel Core i5 3570k Ivy bridge

G.Skill Low voltage (1.25) 8GB DDR3 1600

So right now i have an AMD Phenom II x4 965 BE.
MSI NF980-G65 AM3 NVIDIA nForce 980a SLI HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
CORSAIR XMS 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

I plan to tell the old stuff to a friend for a few bucks. but the main question is should I go with what i listed above or should I wait? if i should wait, what for? Also 500 is the limit.

rest of build is Antec 1200. Corsair 750 psu. Caviar Black 500GB HDD.
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  1. I dunno, I think your current system should run pretty much anything. Why are you looking for an upgrade?
  2. Do you have a GPU? or onboard graphics?

    Does that setup do all you need? If so wait if not upgrade

    Though if your gaming with onboard graphics just get a GPU

    *edit* 500 bucks you could just toss a good GPU in that and grab a decent cooler then OC the CPU should last you a while then.
  3. I want to spend a little bit of money now while i have it, and while my wife lets me spend it, so that i have a system that will be good for a few more years. Plus my friends system is 3 years older than mine and my parts that i am giving to him should be a significant upgrade for him, for a minimal price. i want the PCI 3.0 also so that all i really need to buy in the next 3-5 years should be a graphics card, and maybe a better processor in that chipset.

    I have a 570 for GPU.
  4. Forget the better CPU in the chipset there won't be anything in that socket after the current Ivybridge next year new architecture new socket.

    As you already have a decent GPU yes the i5 would be a good upgrade you chose a K series so you can OC it down the line to prolong its useful life. The other option would be to deck out your current build, SLi the cards, OC the CPU add SSD etc.

    The i5 is probably the better route in your case as your after longevity but add a decent cooler (coolermaster 212 evo) if you plan to overclock at all.
  5. I have a coolermaster V8 cooler.

    So in that case should i keep what i have now sell the 570 and buy a 680? or would i be better for the long run to buy the new system.
  6. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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