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What Should I upgrade?

Hey All,

Needing upgrade Advice.

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This is what I have. Im planning to upgrade to a core i5-3570k with an Azrock z77 extreme.

Is it worth it or should I wait for new cpus to come out?
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  1. I can't think of any reason you'd want to upgrade. Do you feel the i7-920 @ 4.1GHZ is bottle necking the GTX 590?
  2. This is Actually the Newer picture of what I'm running. Better information for you guys to help me out. Right now my SSD is running at sata 2 so its not as fast as it should be.

    http://i48.tinypic.com/2csccvn.jpg
  3. i wouldnt upgrade anything ur pc is fine
  4. I'm also using a h100 to cool my CPU and running a Haf-X case. I'm gaming and using it for video editing so I think the mobo and cpu im running is bottle necking my HD and my Graphics card. Any suggestions would help. Thanks clutchc for the first response.
  5. I don't think the move to an i5 IB would be enough to make you happy with the cost. I can't think of anything that would be of such a major improvement that you'd feel it was worth it. Maybe the move to SATA III for the SSD, but even that won't be earth shaking.
  6. Well I have a friend that is willing to sell me that exact combo for 260.00 US. Don't know if I should jump on it or wait till the next gen CPU to upgrade again. I've had my cpu and mobo for 5 years now. Ha! I know it is still good, but I think that deal is a steal for his i5 and azrock mobo.
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    chart_mang said:
    Well I have a friend that is willing to sell me that exact combo for 260.00 US. Don't know if I should jump on it or wait till the next gen CPU to upgrade again. I've had my cpu and mobo for 5 years now. Ha! I know it is still good, but I think that deal is a steal for his i5 and azrock mobo.

    Oh! Well, that's a different story. Yes, in that case, jump on the deal. You can sell your parts to help re-coup your $260. Heck, I'd buy that and I don't even need it. The only drawback is the AsRock board. Not that they aren't good boards, but they are super thin. Delicate. Not like your Gigabyte.
    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/02/06/asrock_z77_extreme4_lga_1155_motherboard_review/#.URUeu2e3qVo
  8. After reading your comments and what he was telling me, I think it best to either upgrade to a new i7 or keep my old setup. I realized that my current i7 920 is still probably better for video editing since it has hyper threading and the core i5 doesn't. Although it would give me a boost in my SDD sata 3, I don't think the gain would be monumental enough for the upgrade, since I probably wont be staying with i5 long.

    Anyways thanks for the replies all. I'll probably keep my i7 920 till I find a good deal on a new i7 cpu/mobo combo.
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