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Should i upgrade?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi yall.

 

Built my first rig about 5 years ago with a G3258.  Rocked it for years loved it.  Got me into pcs.  Obviously even a few years the dual core did not cut it.  Upgraded to a 4690k.  Wondering if i should put a 4790k in it used or new.

Had to replace my 960 a few weeks ago when it died that i got when i originally built the computer, and now have a RX 580.  Would it even be worth it to upgrade the CPU for that Card?

This pc is a bit sentimental to me, i just want the best performance on this platform because ill probably build me another pc in a year or two and give this to my girlfriend? Thoughts?  attatched is pics of the rig now.

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No I don't think so, since upgrading to a newer CPU architecture will cost you a new motherboard and RAM. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Its still a good CPU. Wondering if i should get the i7 now instead of my i5 right now.  Im deff gonna get a new mobo and ryzen for a new build here soon.  Im still rocking Haswell in 2020 lol.

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12 minutes ago, BudGrillz said:

Its still a good CPU. Wondering if i should get the i7 now instead of my i5 right now.  Im deff gonna get a new mobo and ryzen for a new build here soon.  Im still rocking Haswell in 2020 lol.

Tons of people still rock Haswell today, I think that it's Intel's best generation.

 

I think you should just keep the i5 right now until it's time for a new build.


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17 minutes ago, BudGrillz said:

Its still a good CPU. Wondering if i should get the i7 now instead of my i5 right now.  Im deff gonna get a new mobo and ryzen for a new build here soon.  Im still rocking Haswell in 2020 lol.

I rock haswell also, with my i5 4670K. ;)

 

But yeah, just save your money and get a Ryzen rig later. 

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No one should buy a 4770k or 4790k in the current market. A 4770k goes for $100-120. 

 

A 1600AF is only $85 and offers better performance (at the expense of a new motherboard and new ram). 

 

Alternatively I highly recommend exploring x79 builds for a budget upgrade. A Xeon e5 1650v1 (i7 3930k equivalent) is only $50-55 and comes with 6 cores and 12 threads. The problem is the motherboards are overpriced but local markets like Craigslist/marketplace often come with good deals on these parts. 

 

I'd say with your current system I would look for cheap upgrades locally. 

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46 minutes ago, BudGrillz said:

Hi yall.

 

Built my first rig about 5 years ago with a G3258.  Rocked it for years loved it.  Got me into pcs.  Obviously even a few years the dual core did not cut it.  Upgraded to a 4690k.  Wondering if i should put a 4790k in it used or new.

Had to replace my 960 a few weeks ago when it died that i got when i originally built the computer, and now have a RX 580.  Would it even be worth it to upgrade the CPU for that Card?

This pc is a bit sentimental to me, i just want the best performance on this platform because ill probably build me another pc in a year or two and give this to my girlfriend? Thoughts?  attatched is pics of the rig now.

 

Hey, if it's for sentimental value, and you don't mind the price, why not? Certainly I appreciate having the peak of my platform, and I don't really regret buying mine. You will see a bit of a bump in performance (particularly multi-tasking). The bump isn't really worth the value that a 4790K goes for, but again, it's kind of a capstone for the machine. I happen to have a dead 4790K, but keeping it, as the king of (mainstream) DDR3.


Main: AMD Ryzen 3 1200, Nvidia GTX 780, 16 GB 2667 MT/s DDR4

Secondary: Intel Xeon X5670, Nvidia GTX 660, 24 GB 1333 MT/s DDR3

Server: Intel Xeon X5670, 60 GB 1333 MT/s DDR3-R

Laptop: Intel Core i5-3320M, 16 GB 1600 MT/s DDR3

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