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Minor Upgrade (Motherboard & Processor)

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  1. Protagonist

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    System Upgrade (Motherboard & Processor)

    So i have done some minor upgrade on my desktop, i have changed my motherboard and processor, previously i had a (Intel Desktop Board DH55HC Media Series & Intel Processor Core i5 760 @ 2.8 GHz) i have upgraded to (Intel Desktop Board DZ68BC Extreme Series & Intel Processor Core i5 2400K) to me i think its a minor upgrade.

    Considering 7 Series Chip set is out and Ivy Bridge around the corner, Ivy Bridge & a 7 Series Board was what i wanted to purchase at first, but then Intel decided to delay the launch of Intel Desktop Board DZ77RE which was what i wanted coz it is going to support thunderbolt, i was supposed to purchase it with the Core i7 3770/3770K any of this.

    So due to the delay of Intel's release of their DZ77RE i decided to do a minor upgrade coz the boards they were going to launch did not appeal that much to me as the DZ68BC or DZ68ZV, so i bought 6 Series Instead, i bought this four days before 7 series boards official launch, due to the info i already had of the delay, plus i had a buyer who really wanted the board and processor i had which were (DH55HC & i5 760) so i took the opportunity of selling them while i still could.

    In the near future i might still buy a 7 series board if it ever gets released & a 3770K hopefully. but at the moment i do not see a need for another motherboard coz the DZ68BC can handle Ivy bridge, so i might just upgrade the processor to 3770K few months after it releases.

    was it a good idea to do this?
     
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    if you didnt spend that much for the minor upgrade, afaik every 2nd gen iseries is alot better than 1st gen counterparts. so its good. plus you could always sell ur old parts to buy new ones
     
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    is what i normally think, and after getting the new parts i sold the old parts the following day for the current market value which made me happy coz the i5 760 goes for about same price as 2500k, so i did not loose money on processor side in fact i gained money from it sold it at a profit, i sold the board DH55HC for the current market value which in our country i still made a profit out of it
     
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    Upgrading CPU and Motherboard is considered a system upgrade, not really a minor upgrade because now you have to remove and install new drivers and reinstall other drivers
     
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    Thanks for the correction, but i did not consider it as much of a leap is why, but i get you're point thanks again
     
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    question is do they perform about the same or is it better?
     
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    They perform about the same, only thing better is memory coz now i can access XMP on my Corsair Vengeance 8GB Kit (2x4GB)1600MHz thanks to mostly the motherboard DZ68BC the one i had before DH55HC limited usage only to 1333MHz. reason for almost same performance is coz i haven't overclocked the CPU yet, so i am only using the 3.3MHz that the default for i5 2500K instead of the 2.8 default on i5 760 even tho the i5 760 had a higher turbo boost margin than i5 2500K (for i5 2500K is from 3.3 to 3.7 while i5 760 is from 2.8 to 3.3) and the i5 760 had 8MB L3, i5 2500K has 6MB L3 but i guess it performs fine coz it doesn't have QPI
     

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