rocking a haswell z97 rig when should i upgrade

packersfan036

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have a z97 rig asus maximus 7 hero motherboard and a i5 4690k devils canyon cpu, and 16gb of ripjaw x 1600mhz ram,, NVidia GeForce gtx 1060 6gb video card.......im still playing any game out no problem and everything seems to be pretty smooth so I'm thinking to wait another 2 or 3 years before doing a upgrade. what does everyone think?
 

Gam3r01

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Nobody can answer that. You should upgrade when you need to, and you wont know until that happens.
I think 2-3 years is realistic depending on the games you play, and the expectations you have for settings.
There could be a game that comes out in 3 months that you really want to play and cant run it well, or it could last longer than 3 years.
 

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im pretty similiar with a 4790, 16gb , gtx 970. i can tell you im not upgrading my CPU for at LEAST 2 to 3 more generations. as for the gpu.... if my bonus is good this year, i might be picking myself up a vive/rift so i think i might go for a 1070
 

Math Geek

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yup, figure ryzen is about the same ipc as the haswell (a bit more but close) and intel really hasn't put anything else since that is greatly better. so upgrading now is only for a minimal gain if you go high end intel. whole new platform upgrade for maybe a 25% increase is not exactly bang for the buck
 

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Good CPU's last, you have a good one. gone are the early 2000's when an upgrade easily doubled or tripled performance. My first CPU was 166Mhz, next CPU was 750Mhz, the CPU after that was 1800Mhz. then 3.06Ghz, and for the last 8 years 3.2ghz.
 

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