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3 years ago#1
I have a 2500K I got for $163 at microcenter and my brother secured a deal where I got this motherboard: http://www.msi.com/product/mb/Z68A-GD80--B3-.html fo free. Things have been fine for the last 8 months and being that it came so cheap I'm definitely satisfied. I helped a friend install a Z77 Ud5H and a 3770K for hackintosh last week. now that I have a gtx670 on the way, I'm thinking about pci-e 3.0 and maybe an i7 (because I already have an i5). my brother say's it's a fool's dream, but he doesn't understand. I don't want some pci-e lane bottleneck. especially if I ever chose to SLI. what say you PCH?
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3 years ago#2
It seems to me that you've already made up your decision.
3 years ago#3
PCI-E 3.0 has little to no real-time performance gain.
I would say that it's a bad choice to upgrade to Ivy Bridge with your current system. It's kind of pointless if you already have a 2500k. The 2500k won't bottleneck your GTX 670.
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3 years ago#4
yes. I want it, but I'm scared I'll be disappointed and feel I've wasted my time.
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3 years ago#5
BMANZZS posted...
PCI-E 3.0 has little to no real-time performance gain.
I would say that it's a bad choice to upgrade to Ivy Bridge with your current system. It's kind of pointless if you already have a 2500k.


I know this, but logic is giving way to impulse. technology is too seductive.
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3 years ago#6
60secondAssasin posted...
yes. I want it, but I'm scared I'll be disappointed and feel I've wasted my time.


I bet you will be. I doubt you'll see any performance increase from 2500k->3570K. It's completely up to you though, cause it's true your system will be slightly more futureproof with Z77 features.
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3 years ago#7
60secondAssasin posted...
BMANZZS posted...
PCI-E 3.0 has little to no real-time performance gain.
I would say that it's a bad choice to upgrade to Ivy Bridge with your current system. It's kind of pointless if you already have a 2500k.


I know this, but logic is giving way to impulse. technology is too seductive.


Haha... you're like me. I'm the type of guy that has a blast switching CPUs and reinstalling heatsinks. I wouldn't buy Ivy, but that's just my two cents. If you got a money tree in your backyard then I would say hell yeah upgrade lol
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3 years ago#8
yea it will be. and i can reassure myself by saying that I didn't pay for a motherboard anyway, so technically I'm not wasting money?? I would get an i7. i5 to i5 just doesn't sound right.
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3 years ago#9
Nope. At the very least, wait until a better IB revision comes out. They may still fix the terrible thermal performance by replacing the cheap TIM.
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3 years ago#10
true Dark, but I don't mind opening up the IHS and fixing it myself. plus I'll get a 2 year replacement at microcenter.
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