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Old 08-11-2015, 04:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey there Guys / Gals,

I'm brand new here literally just registered but these forums look like an absolute godsend with a very nice community (i've lurked for a while) for people like me who like to (or are looking to) build, upgrade, etc well i don't need to go into all that basically; Hi, im Glenn (GJ106) and was wondering if i could grab some advice from you guys/gals?

my question;

Do i upgrade to skylake....yup thats right, i asked it i am currently on a Q2800 QUAD 2.3ghz with a 550ti, 4gb of DDR3 ram

that's right a REALLY old system, but its lasted me well, i can play skyrim on High settings with a smooth 25-30fps (25 in the bigger fights/cities) and thats really the most demanding game i play other than that its photoshop / league of legends / GW2 and it would be other more demanding tittles like the new FPS's coming out if i could handle them.

now is it WORTH paying/upgrading to skylake right now? or would i be best just going with a cheaper G3258 with the upgrade path however obviously with no DDR4 /future upgrade path?

i'm at a cross-roads and really can't decide if going wit h the G3258 (or say a 4670k) will be just fine for another 3-5 years, as i know theres new stuff all the time and intel LOVE changing there damned sockets.

thanks in advance sorry for the ramble and i hope i can help some of you in the future in return!

- Glenn out.
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Old 08-11-2015, 05:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Do i upgrade to skylake....yup thats right, i asked it i am currently on a Q2800 QUAD 2.3ghz with a 550ti, 4gb of DDR3 ram

that's right a REALLY old system, but its lasted me well, i can play skyrim on High settings with a smooth 25-30fps (25 in the bigger fights/cities) and thats really the most demanding game i play other than that its photoshop / league of legends / GW2 and it would be other more demanding tittles like the new FPS's coming out if i could handle them.

now is it WORTH paying/upgrading to skylake right now? or would i be best just going with a cheaper G3258 with the upgrade path however obviously with no DDR4 /future upgrade path?

i'm at a cross-roads and really can't decide if going wit h the G3258 (or say a 4670k) will be just fine for another 3-5 years, as i know theres new stuff all the time and intel LOVE changing there damned sockets.

thanks in advance sorry for the ramble and i hope i can help some of you in the future in return!

- Glenn out.
All joking aside, I'm not the one to ask about builds. I don't custom most of my builds myself. I'm sure somebody else will get you an answer on this, though.
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Old 08-11-2015, 06:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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To the OP, if you're on a budget then no you don't need Skylake. The i5 6600k won't last you any longer than the i5 4690k. It just all depends on what your budget is and when you plan to build.
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haha well that made me laugh

i plan to build almost immeditley, 1-2months maximum. so just go ahead for a 4690k or some such you reckon?
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Yea, but don't go overboard on a board and make sure you put enough budget into the GPU.
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was going to go for a z97 msi board or asus and a 750ti or 770 whatever i can afford at the time, i may even use my 550ti as a stand in and get the 770 the month after, good / bad choices?
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The ASRock Z97 Anniversary would be cheaper. I suggest a 960 minimum.
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Yes the 770 is good but already older, If you could save a little I'd suggest a 970 because it will max almost all games at 1080 or less, Higher res is where it will struggle. If on a budget I too would suggest the 960 and it's priced well too.
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A 960 is already like a 680, which is only about 2% slow stock than a 770. Only thing the 770 has on those two is RAM bandwidth, but doesn't mean much at 1080p. A good eVGA 960 will boost like a mother and run 1080p like a cheap champ.
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