Is this upgrade worth it?

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#1 Posted by Serioussamik (745 posts) -

Exactly two years ago I assembled my current PC with Intel 3770 (non K) and Asus P8Z77V.

Was wondering will it be worth it to get upgraded to i7 4790k coupled with Z97 (thinking of Z97-A 5th Gen from Asus) ?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117369

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Z97A/

From what I see, this motherboard will fully support Broadwell CPU's and is not heavy on the pocket either. I am using a R9 290X as a GPU and use the PC for fairly serious gaming.

The reason that I considering the upgrade is that I have an option of exchanging the CPU-mobo combo from the dealer at a price. But I'll incur a slight loss in the process (the old combo works just fine), yet won't mind it if the upgrade is interesting from a technical viewpoint. Also native support for 5th gen sound good, but i am skeptical about how much would that translate into performance gains.

Please share your thoughts guys.

Thanks in advance.

#2 Posted by GTR12 (10256 posts) -

What $ difference would you pay?

#3 Edited by Serioussamik (745 posts) -

@GTR12: Around $300 mate.

May bring it to $290, post bargain.

#4 Edited by PredatorRules (9003 posts) -

@Serioussamik said:

Exactly two years ago I assembled my current PC with Intel 3770 (non K) and Asus P8Z77V.

Was wondering will it be worth it to get upgraded to i7 4790k coupled with Z97 (thinking of Z97-A 5th Gen from Asus) ?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117369

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Z97A/

From what I see, this motherboard will fully support Broadwell CPU's and is not heavy on the pocket either. I am using a R9 290X as a GPU and use the PC for fairly serious gaming.

The reason that I considering the upgrade is that I have an option of exchanging the CPU-mobo combo from the dealer at a price. But I'll incur a slight loss in the process (the old combo works just fine), yet won't mind it if the upgrade is interesting from a technical viewpoint. Also native support for 5th gen sound good, but i am skeptical about how much would that translate into performance gains.

Please share your thoughts guys.

Thanks in advance.

Save your money untill the CPU dies, seriously you can game with AMD Phenom II X6 today and it's fine for gaming, I can't find any logic going from one i7 into another i7.

#5 Posted by GTR12 (10256 posts) -

@Serioussamik said:

@GTR12: Around $300 mate.

May bring it to $290, post bargain.

Hell no then, if it was $50 or even $100, I'd trade for the upgrade, $300 nope.

#6 Posted by Serioussamik (745 posts) -

@GTR12: and @PredatorRules:

Lol, points taken people.......seems like i was going to do something Uber stupid.