Hey guys, I am looking to either upgrade my current PC or build a new one based on the advice I receive here.
i5 750 Lynnfield (stock clocked & cooled)
4gb xms3 1333 (single channel)
HD Radeon 5850
Corsair WD Black 640gb
The build is mainly used for web/graphic design, video editing and gaming. What I am wondering is if it is worth it to build a new comp now and upgrade to Ivy/Sandy-E or wait it out and upgrade to Haswell.
If it is advised to keep the current build then there are a few things that I would like to upgrade. Also every piece, except for maybe the cooler as I may do a custom loop in the Haswell, that I upgrade now I would like to be able to use in the Haswell build.
- Get an aftermarket cooler and OC the i5 to squeeze out the last bit of performance until Haswell
- Grab more ram as lately I have been getting the windows notice that my computer is running low on memory
- Possibly a SSD
- Upgrade GPU but I am worried something like a gtx 670 or 680 would get bottlenecked on the i5
Edit: Also 2 of the main games I play are World of Warcraft and BF3 and I read this on the august 2012 gaming cpu post here "Where we do see the potential for Sandy Bridge-E to drive additional performance is in processor-bound games like World of Warcraft or the multiplayer component of Battlefield 3." Question still remains though, should I OC and wait or pull the trigger now?
Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks ahead of time.