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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by prescient, Mar 26, 2014.

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upgrade to i7-4770k or wait?

Poll closed Mar 29, 2014.
  1. upgrade to i7-4770k z87

    66.7%
  2. wait for the Core i7 4790K with z97

    33.3%
  1. prescient

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    What's your primary use? Makes a difference.

    The article says to wait till after Devils Canyon (for Sandy or IB users) But you're going from an E8500... I jumped to a 3570k from an E8600 and it's an order of magnitude difference!
     
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    an i7 4770K is more then adequate for most ppl's needs. just a humble man's opinion of course. If you actually need the benefits of a z97 mob/cpu then wait it out.
     
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    "I’m not really sure about this, but the bad part is that the Intel Devil’s Canyon will only be supported in the upcoming Intel Series 9 Chipset, featured in the Z97 motherboards. If this is correct, then the Intel (Core i7 4790K) Devil’s Canyon might not work with the current Z87 motherboards despite having the same socket type. So it’s best to wait for the new Z97 motherboards. But the good thing is that the most awaited Broadwell processor will be compatible with the Intel 9 series. This means you can buy a Devil’s Canyon and a Z97 motherboard when they become available, and just upgrade to a Broadwell processor in the future."

    This would be the most worrying part for me, If you later decided to upgrade again.
     
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    if your current pc runs well for now, i prefer wait for the newer one
     
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    gaming is my goal . i dont care about my current rig anyway i can wait . but i cant pay more if the new stuff will be more expensive
     
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    It usually isn't that much more expensive. In my experience, current gen goes down a little with the new gen coming in only a little higher.
     
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    What will be interesting is the price of DDR4
     
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    i went up from the i5 to i7 hardly a more push up will be too far by then
     

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