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Old October 5, 2017, 07:06 AM
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Originally Posted by SKYMTL View Post
With more and more Thunderbolt / USB 3.1 Gen2 devices being launched and M.2 SSDs becoming quite appealing at all price points, I think now is a good time to at least consider upgrading. OK, maybe not Haswell (that's borderline) but Ivy Bridge and Sandy Bridge? Yeah, I think its time.
I think it depends on use. If you're mostly gaming, and on SATA SSDs, I think those platforms are still alright. Money's better served with a strong GPU.

Of course if you want an M2 drive or other features, they're a little longer in the tooth.

For me personally, the biggest difference I'm seeing is speed. If I was compiling code, or doing video editing, the upgrade would be worth it. Right now for gaming, office and browsing it's just not worthwhile, no matter how much I'm feeling the upgrade itch.

Though I could still probably get by on my old X58 space heater if I *had* to by that logic
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