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Old December 2, 2013, 10:22 AM
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So here is my dilemma, my mobo has crapped out on my i7 920. So which route do I go:

1- A used ASUS Rampage II Extreme for $80 (from a HWC!)
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2- Get a new i5 4670K and a new mobo/Ram for $450

Is it time to upgrade? Or should I be patching it till Skylake? I'll be deciding by today to try and get some deals one way or the other.
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Old December 2, 2013, 10:23 AM
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That would really depend on what games and resolution you are playing at. If you weren't finding the 920 a bottleneck you might as well keep it for a while.
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Old December 2, 2013, 10:46 AM
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Rome II, Borderlands 2, Skyrim, etc all at 1920x1080, plus media streaming.
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Old December 2, 2013, 10:48 AM
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stick with your current cpu.
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Old December 2, 2013, 11:02 AM
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Its really a no brainer. Why stay with a CPU that will give you increased heat and use more power.

If you can afford the 4760k do it.
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Old December 2, 2013, 12:04 PM
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$450 vs $80 for almost zero gain. How is that a no brainer? I'm itching to upgrade to but my i5 750 is still perfect for gaming. Of course if you want the nice new features of Z87 then by all means. Waiting sucks though.
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If you have been thinking about upgrading, found your current cpu lacking, care about power savings/heat, or want or need any of the features on new motherboards, then it is the perfect time to upgrade...otherwise a new motherboard is going to be a ton cheaper. Really its your call.
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Old December 2, 2013, 12:28 PM
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Rome II, Borderlands 2, Skyrim, etc all at 1920x1080, plus media streaming.
If you play a lot of modded Skyrim and like far view distances a newer CPU may help when outdoors.
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Old December 2, 2013, 12:33 PM
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Thanks Gents, I think I will grab the Rampage 2 for now... I would like to go cheaper with it being x-mas and all. Then hopefully steal one of your systems when Skylake comes out! haha

Thanks for the help!
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My x58 classified 3 crapped out.

RMA to eVGA.

No x58 boards left.

I got a x79 Classified from eVGA no charge. So Had to sell my cpu and buy a 2011 socket cpu.

I picked up a 4930k. For gaming not much difference.

I would have taken a x58 and not shell out the cash.

So if it was me, get the $80 mb.

There is not much gain with the new stuff other than native usb3, sata 3 and pcie 3.
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