Might upgrade to Haswell-E, Suggestions needed

#1 Edited by Sanity (1939 posts) -

So i'v been running my 2500k happily for awhile now, upgraded to a 780ti in the spring and have been waiting it out for new CPU's, Looking at the line up it seems the 5820k is the way to go for gaming with a single card right? Im not seeing the benefit of a 5930k for gaming, but someone correct me if im wrong. The only down side here is the crazy fucking DDR4 prices but i dont see them dropping much soon. Id be looking at about 1000 bucks for 16 gigs ram, the 5820k and a mobo....

What you guys think?

#2 Posted by Andorski (5342 posts) -

Is you 780Ti getting bottlenecked by your 2500k? I assume it wouldn't be.

#3 Posted by ajamafalous (12035 posts) -

What games are you playing that are CPU-bottlenecking that your 2500k can't handle?

#4 Posted by Corevi (3948 posts) -

What games are you playing that are CPU-bottlenecking that your 2500k can't handle?

The only possible answer would be Watch Dogs which is because it's terribly optimized.

#5 Edited by Sanity (1939 posts) -

Im starting to see issues with Strategy games, Rome 2 has never run well for me and Wolfinstine runs like shit also, but not sure if thats a issue with my CPU or just the game being funny on my system. Also i imagine Beyond earth would benefit from a better CPU in the later turns, yes that game wont be very demanding but like civ 5 im sure it will chug in the end game. Also wouldn't mind having a better cpu for Gal Civ 3 when it comes out next year. So i guess not a ton that i need a new cpu for but i'll see some benefit as well, you guys think i should just hold off for awhile then?

#6 Posted by ajamafalous (12035 posts) -
@sanity said:

Im starting to see issues with Strategy games, Rome 2 has never run well for me and Wolfinstine runs like shit also, but not sure if thats a issue with my CPU or just the game being funny on my system. Also i imagine Beyond earth would benefit from a better CPU in the later turns, yes that game wont be very demanding but like civ 5 im sure it will chug in the later turns. Also wouldn't mind having a better cpu for Gal Civ 3 when it comes out next year. So i guess not a ton that i need a new cpu for but i'll see some benefit as well.

Was gonna mention something like Civ V in my post because that was the only thing I could think of.

Is it really worth your money to upgrade everything to only potentially save a handful of seconds per turn in late-game Civ?

#7 Posted by Sanity (1939 posts) -

Im starting to see issues with Strategy games, Rome 2 has never run well for me and Wolfinstine runs like shit also, but not sure if thats a issue with my CPU or just the game being funny on my system. Also i imagine Beyond earth would benefit from a better CPU in the later turns, yes that game wont be very demanding but like civ 5 im sure it will chug in the later turns. Also wouldn't mind having a better cpu for Gal Civ 3 when it comes out next year. So i guess not a ton that i need a new cpu for but i'll see some benefit as well.

@sanity said:

Im starting to see issues with Strategy games, Rome 2 has never run well for me and Wolfinstine runs like shit also, but not sure if thats a issue with my CPU or just the game being funny on my system. Also i imagine Beyond earth would benefit from a better CPU in the later turns, yes that game wont be very demanding but like civ 5 im sure it will chug in the later turns. Also wouldn't mind having a better cpu for Gal Civ 3 when it comes out next year. So i guess not a ton that i need a new cpu for but i'll see some benefit as well.

Was gonna mention something like Civ V in my post because that was the only thing I could think of.

Is it really worth your money to upgrade everything to only potentially save a handful of seconds per turn in late-game Civ?

... maybe =P

#8 Posted by Andorski (5342 posts) -

I'd say hold off at least until DDR4 prices aren't ridonkulous.

#9 Posted by MB (12719 posts) -

$1000 to upgrade your CPU & RAM seems nuts...plus I'm not sure why you would need a 6 core/12 thread processor for gaming anyway. Just wait for DDR4 prices to come down, or go to something like a 4690k and stick with DDR3 if you really need to upgrade now.

Anything i7 is going to be a waste of money unless you are doing something like video editing with an application that supports multithreading.

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#10 Posted by Sanity (1939 posts) -

You guys are no fun, but your right i suppose... i'll wait out for awhile and see what skylake brings.

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