I would have upgraded a lot sooner, but you might as well hang on for a while longer. I am sure there are plenty of changes over the next year that will be a significant upgrade. Right now we are on the 4th generation of the current CPU line up and each stepping has been a very minor increase, the only one worthwhile being 1st to 2nd gen. 3rd and 4th have barely been an increase.
DDR4 is coming, and Intel will either come out with a 5th gen, or an entirely new CPU line. I don't think it will be for another year though at least, but I feel like if you upgrade every 5 years, it isn't really a good time. --- You can spend $400 on a console and $400 on a cheap PC, or you can spend $800 to build your own and have the best of both worlds.
#12d209999Posted 2/23/2014 9:35:37 PM
Upgrading for the sake of doing it is just a waste of money. Wait until you have an actual need (ie New Game X that you're dying to play can't maintain a stable framerate unless you turn everything down to low). --- *under construction*
#13Master_BassPosted 2/24/2014 12:11:59 AM
Upgrading for the sake of doing it is just a waste of money. Wait until you have an actual need (ie New Game X that you're dying to play can't maintain a stable framerate unless you turn everything down to low).
You know he said his PC just died, right? --- Many Bothans died to bring you this post.
#14CynicalNaivetePosted 2/24/2014 12:36:33 AM
I just finished piecing together a new build myself for about your budget. I'm assuming your HDD isn't the thing that failed and you can salvage it, along with the case.
If you're looking to cut corners, you could got with a GTX 770 instead and a cheaper motherboard and PSU if you don't plan to overclock (in which case you could get the 4670 CPU instead of the 4670K to save slightly more).