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300$ Limit for new cpu/mobo (Intel)

I'm currently shopping for a new CPU and motherboard. I prefer intel because I already own a GTX480 (also needs updating as well). I don't want to spend more than $300. If this is the case, I realize that I will be lacking some performance, and it makes me think that I should wait for the new generation of intel processors. However, I know that these will probably release at an insanely high price so I might just pull the trigger now.

What do you think I should do? Link a cpu/mobo or wait for the new generation. I don't HAVE to upgrade right now, but I would like to since my current mobo is "kinda" faulty.
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  1. This should be good:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $319.98
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-07 18:00 EDT-0400)
  2. $90 mobo, $210 i5 4xxx. The new generation won't be too much faster; the last two generations have only increased 10%.
  3. Why does owning a GTX480 make you prefer Intel?

    What is your current CPU? So it will be possible if an upgrade will give a benefit.
  4. B_S said:
    Why does owning a GTX480 make you prefer Intel?

    What is your current CPU? So it will be possible if an upgrade will give a benefit.



    +1
    I didn't get that part to
    Plus you will be able to do FX 8320/990X for $250, which is nothing to laugh about
  5. Best answer
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $314.98
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-07 18:04 EDT-0400)

    The i5 4670k is usually $220-230, so I'd get it before the deal ends.
  6. Intel's price brackets have changed little. By the time a chip series is defunct or unavailable the price only drops $20 or so.

    Unless you are waiting for a major technological leap, generation to generation doesn't matter much.

    Intel hasn't put a lot of life into their sockets of late. LGA1156 1 chip series, LGA1155, 2 chip series, LGA1150 1 so far, 1 on the way. Unless you buy a 'cheap' processor for now, upgrading to Broadwell when it comes out doesn't make a lot of sense. As mentioned, maybe a 10% gain.

    So buy what you can now, when you can afford it. Not much cause for regret.

    (Until DDR4 is out for a while anyway)
  7. Thanks for the answers. Currently I have a Asus P6T Deluxe board with an I7 920 if that helps. I only prefer intel because I have NEVER went with AMD.
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