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cailo- wrote:
I'm still running my trusty old Intel Q6600 that I purchased way back in 2008, but its days are numbered as I plan to upgrade to a next gen Intel Skylake processor which is due to be released around August.

In preparation for this upgrade I've just purchased a more modern case as my old case suffered from heating issues (yea I could put a bunch of fans in it but I've found leaving the side cover off did the trick), and also newer cases arrange things better and are more user friendly. I've chosen a Termaltake Core V31.

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?mai … s_id=30392

Anyone else getting a nerd buzz for the next gen CPU's coming out soon?

Plan on jamming one into your old motherboard?
thorment
You better start saving, cuz it ain't gonna be cheap. I'll build a new box after NVIDIA releases their 2nd gen HBM gpu's. tldr there's gonna be a massive hardware leap by the time PCIE3 is outdated, around 2016-2017.
cailo-
I understand it wont be cheep, hopefully the kit wont cost more than $1000. I'm not one to be one of the first to buy something, I'll wait a couple of months for things to settle down before making a purchase.

Yea I know about that next next gen processors they call them Cannonlake.
http://wccftech.com/intels-cannonlake-1 … point-pch/

I could wait for Cannonlake but if you wait another 2 years for something to be released they will be saying in another 2 years the next big thing will be out and it wont stop. Let it be Skylake or Cannonlake they will be a massive upgrade for me. My current system is 7 years old now, I think that's old enough.
Hunterbob
Do you need a new gfx card, too?

There are plenty of well priced mobo's and you can find some reasonably priced ram, so you might be able to keep in that budget, maybe not with a new gfx card, but the 970's are around $500, and they'd last you a while.
thorment
Imo if you're concerned with budget don't buy hardware if you don't need to change anything. Don't upgrade because of hype either.

That being said, this CPU and these mobos only add up to $500 or less, and is more than enough for your gpu. That's plenty of cash left for mem and PSU/fans
Malieus
Since I got my new computer the biggest thing that I have notices that has improved it is, the SSD hard drive. GTA V seems to run alright on it with high settings (not ultra).
i5-4590 @ 3.3GHz - CPU
8GB RAM
GTX 770 - GPU
ASRock Fatal1ty h97 Performance - Mobo
Haven't come across anything that it can't play yet.
Shrewmkin
Malieus wrote:
Since I got my new computer the biggest thing that I have notices that has improved it is, the SSD hard drive. GTA V seems to run alright on it with high settings (not ultra).
i5-4590 @ 3.3GHz - CPU
8GB RAM
GTX 770 - GPU
ASRock Fatal1ty h97 Performance - Mobo
Haven't come across anything that it can't play yet.


What GTX 770 are you running Malieus?
Hunterbob
Shrewmkin wrote:
Malieus wrote:
Since I got my new computer the biggest thing that I have notices that has improved it is, the SSD hard drive. GTA V seems to run alright on it with high settings (not ultra).
i5-4590 @ 3.3GHz - CPU
8GB RAM
GTX 770 - GPU
ASRock Fatal1ty h97 Performance - Mobo
Haven't come across anything that it can't play yet.


What GTX 770 are you running Malieus?

Aside from functioning, he means...
Malieus
Shrewmkin wrote:
Malieus wrote:
Since I got my new computer the biggest thing that I have notices that has improved it is, the SSD hard drive. GTA V seems to run alright on it with high settings (not ultra).
i5-4590 @ 3.3GHz - CPU
8GB RAM
GTX 770 - GPU
ASRock Fatal1ty h97 Performance - Mobo
Haven't come across anything that it can't play yet.


What GTX 770 are you running Malieus?


Gigabyte.
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