looking to upgrade soon. what should i wait for?

Associate
Joined
17 Oct 2010
Posts
492
Location
Welling
So i'm after new a new mobo, cpu and ssd. I been hearing about haswell refresh this and m2 ssd that!

what should i be waiting for and when is it due?
 
Soldato
Joined
13 Oct 2011
Posts
11,887
Location
Melbourne, Australia
The new Z97 chipset is out but the Haswell Refresh K CPU's aren't out until mid June. So wait til then!

The M2 SSD's are good but i don't think waiting will make them any cheaper, any SSD will be a upgrade from a normal HDD.
 
Soldato
Joined
2 Jan 2004
Posts
7,291
Location
Chesterfield
Depends on your current rig tbh - you can wait for new tech forever!

The question is whether you will benefit from the newer (read: more expensive) technology??
 
Associate
Joined
17 Oct 2010
Posts
492
Location
Welling
my rig is

Asrock z77 fatality profesiional
i7 3770k cpu
16gb sammy green
R9 290x with a custom cooler
128gb samsung 840 pro boot drive
256gb samsung 840 pro games drive
256gb samsung 830 apps and docs drive

what percentage increase would i be looking at if i upgraded to the new haswell cpu and new m2 ssd just for the boot drive?

Also does anyone know if you can fit a 2.5 slot gpu into a bitfenix prodigy?
 
Last edited:
Associate
Joined
17 Oct 2010
Posts
492
Location
Welling
my i7 3770k is clocked at 4.4 but won't go higher. I'm also going to switch out of a 650d case into a 750d or i'm gonna go matx and build a prodigy system. If i do that then i'll need a new board anyway which means i'll need a new cpu :)
 
Associate
Joined
17 Oct 2010
Posts
492
Location
Welling
you're correct. that's what it's currently running. But it would be rude not to get the latest chipset and cpu. Especially when the business is paying for it! ;-)
 
Associate
Joined
17 Oct 2010
Posts
492
Location
Welling
lol it's not 'free' as such. It's my business so it just doesn't come out of my personal income so can't go completely mental! ;)

Commercial heating businesses 'need' high end pc's. who'd have thought it....
 
Associate
Joined
14 Sep 2011
Posts
720
YOUR BASKET
1 x Intel Core i7-4770K 3.50GHz (Haswell) Socket LGA1150 Processor - Retail £251.99
1 x Asus Maximus VII Gene Intel Z97 (Socket 1150) DDR3 Micro ATX Motherboard £157.99
1 x Corsair Obsidian 350D Windowed Micro ATX Case - Black (CC-9011029-WW) £79.99
Total : £504.07 (includes shipping : £11.75).


_____
Samsung Greens are lovely sticks so keep them, some other optional upgrades:
YOUR BASKET
1 x Corsair Hydro H100i High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler (CW-9060009-WW) £88.00
1 x Corsair Fan, SP120 PWM High Pressure Fan 4 pin, Dual Pack (CO-9050014-WW) £25.00
1 x Corsair AF120 Quiet Edition Low Noise High Airflow - Single Pack (CO-9050001-WW) £11.99
2 x Corsair Air Series AF140 1200RPM LED White Quiet Edition (CO-9050017-WLED) £10.99 (£21.98)
Total : £156.56 (includes shipping : £8.00).


_____
Or you could switch out the case and H100i for a pre-built OcUK Tech Labs 350D
YOUR BASKET
1 x OcUK Tech Labs - Corsair Obsidian 350D Windowed - 750 EX240 Watercooled Case £225.00
- 1 x Intel Bracket Fitted £0.00
- 1 x Mayhems Pastel - Red Coolant 1L £14.99
Total : £249.59 (includes shipping : £8.00).


_____
Also while your current mix of SSDs is absolutely fine, if you felt like going for an M.2 one, I guess there's no time like the present, the Plextor ones are currently discounted until they arrive afaik.
YOUR BASKET
1 x Plextor M6e M.2 PCI-E 512GB Solid State Hard Drive (PX-G512M6e) £329.99
1 x Plextor M6e M.2 PCI-E 256GB Solid state Hard Drive (PX-G256M6e) £169.99
Total : £507.72 (includes shipping : £6.45).

 
Top Bottom