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Wait for Broadwell CPU for gaming?

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I'm thinking about building a gaming desktop. However, I don't want to buy a Z87 motherboard, and then I won't be able to upgrade to the next Intel Broadwell CPU. For gaming purposes, would I see a performance boost with broadwell. My understanding is that the bottleneck for gaming is typically at GPU, so that's why there isn't much difference between i7 and i5 for gaming.

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As an EE major doing research on future processes, I recommend that you do not wait for broadwell.

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as for my experience of how the future will pan out, new technologies don't always work out 100% when they are released it's only after a few revisions do they get all the kinks out, you could build a great gaming PC with one of the current core i7's have it overclocked to 4.0GHz, any questions on what to build feel free to pm me for my input.

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And you have an idea if Clevo Pxxsm will be compatible with Maxwell GPUs?

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Waiting for Broadwell is not nessesary, the CPU is absolutely not so important for a gaming PC. Hashwell-E, Hashwell, and Ivy Bridge have enough power for all games! Use the money for a better GPU.

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