What to upgrade ?

Jimpsa

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I'v been thinking about upgrading my motherboard and cpu , and im not quite sure what i should upgrade to.


The thing is that i recently bought new ddr3 ram and a gtx 1060,
and only heard after i bought it that i can't use ddr3 memory on most of the 1151 socket motherboards.

So my main question is should i upgrade to the second newest socket or just get a new cpu for this motherboard ? or go with the new 1150 socket and skylake cpu?

Im not going to buy ddr4 memory in a long time because i only just bought this ddr3 memory.

My specs atm are:

i5 3470 3,2ghz
8gb ddr3 ram 1600mhz
Msi Gtx 1060
XFX 550W Core Edition 80+ bronze
Windows 10 pro


 

Jimpsa

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Damn missclicked for best solution... Well i would have about an 300e to spend on a i5 6600k and a new motherboard if it fits that price range
 

neblogai

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It is not really worth to upgrade- better spend money on bigger monitor, hi-end speakers, etc. Also, if your motherboard is Z-series- with aftermarket cooler you can overclock your current CPU to up to ~4.1GHz.
 

rustigsmed

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hmmm not really, i5 6600k ~240e, Z mobo ~110e, you will then need a cpu cooler for the i5 as well. and then ram upgrade.

honestly wouldn't worry about it at the moment, your cpu is still a good match for the 1060. maybe keep an eye out for a second hand i7 4790k or the like then you can keep your RAM.
 

Jimpsa

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Ok thanks for the help !

I think im gonna buy an 144hz monitor instead then and maybe look for a second hand i7 :)

And yea i read about the overclocking unfortunately i dont have a Z model Motherboard so i can't overclock it :/
 

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