Question Best Budget Upgrade For Intel i5-4670k on 1150 board. OR new board?

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I currently have an MSI Z97-G5S motherboard with an intel i5-4670 CPU. 16gb of DIMM 1 memory and ASUS GTX 660 video. I am not much into gaming but am doing more video editing. If I am reading the intel chart correctly the only chip upgrade I have available is to an i7-4790k. Should I spend more money on this board or switch boards that provide more upgrade options?
 

Quanticriver

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if you where able to upgrade to the best your mobo can have (I7 4790K) you would get a boost in speed
But it's the pricing where the problem lies, they charge waaaaaaay to much for such a chip

It is more economically sound to upgrade your platform (mobo/ram/CPU)
 
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if you where able to upgrade to the best your mobo can have (I7 4790K) you would get a boost in speed
But it's the pricing where the problem lies, they charge waaaaaaay to much for such a chip

It is more economically sound to upgrade your platform (mobo/ram/CPU)
Thanks - now the question is which mobo?
 

Quanticriver

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mobo is of less importance in this equasion, you should focus on cpu/gpu
and that depends on your usecase

for rendering i would go with amd personally as intel only reigns in terms of single core performance and you would need multicore performance
 

kanewolf

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I currently have an MSI Z97-G5S motherboard with an intel i5-4670 CPU. 16gb of DIMM 1 memory and ASUS GTX 660 video. I am not much into gaming but am doing more video editing. If I am reading the intel chart correctly the only chip upgrade I have available is to an i7-4790k. Should I spend more money on this board or switch boards that provide more upgrade options?
A video editing build should have 32GB RAM, a LARGE SSD and a good CPU. What budget do you have to upgrade?
 

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