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Old 03-07-2016, 02:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I built the following around July of 2013. It still runs everything I use it for (BF4, Diablo 3, Vermintide, Terraria, Witcher 3) capably. I am sort of getting the itch to upgrade though. I am just not sure what area to target. Like would getting another 1150 socket CPU be a smart move with new stuff around the corner? With that I would need a new motherboard and if I do that then maybe a new case as well... I also have an h80i that won't fit in my current case (I have tried about 700 different configurations). I realize that money is an obvious consideration, but if someone suggests that all of my parts are junk then maybe I mow a few more yards and come up with $500, or if the consensus is that everything is decent except for the CPU I could sell plasma and splurge on a really nice i5 or i7. I guess the hope is that with a reevaluation of how this build would function in the near future I will better be able to assess how much funding to come up with. Sorry that the links got edited out, I was copying from multiple sources and it looked really confusing. I can add if needed.

Thermaltake V3 Black Edition VL80001W2Z Black SECC / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

ASRock B85M-HDS LGA 1150 Intel B85 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Intel Core i5-4430 Haswell 3.0GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I54430

EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB SC GAMING ACX 2.0 Graphics Card 04G-P4-2974-KR

Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit for Core i3, i5, i7 and Platforms SDRAM CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9

Samsung MZ-7TD250BW 840 Series Solid State Drive (SSD) 250 GB Sata 2.5-Inch

Western Digital WD Black WD5003AZEX 500GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

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Your rig is honestly fine.
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well, i know what my son would say, get an i7 4790k. and a Z97 board. he was MAD at me for ordering a 6th gen i5 this morning. he thinks i should have got a 4th gen i5 4690k. but i have to agree, what you have is perfectly fine.
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well, i know what my son would say, get an i7 4790k. and a Z97 board. he was MAD at me for ordering a 6th gen i5 this morning. he thinks i should have got a 4th gen i5 4690k. but i have to agree, what you have is perfectly fine.
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Appreciate the responses.

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