So after years of running AMD stuff I bit the bullet and went Intel.
I'll let you know how it goes. Parts wont be here until Tuesday so no fun weekend build.
NEW STATS !!
So my stuff showed up today and I got busy slapping it together. I ran Passmark performance test 7.0 before and after and the results were eye opening.
My AMD quad core 4.0 scored 4664 for the CPU mark. The new I7 rang up at 12,461 almost 3 times better !!
My overall previous with the AMD, was 2345. Intel overall was 3981. Over 50% better.
I also upgraded memory from 16gigs of 1866mhz to 16 gigs of 2400mhz with similar results in improvements
I loaded up ark and it seemed to load faster and looked better with more FPS. I'm still running the same 760GTX in SLI with the same drivers. Same SSD etc.
I still have the new SSD to do a fresh install of windows onto as well as further tweaking and dialing in.
I can't believe the jump was this noticeable even without a benchmark number to compare. Stuff just runs faster and looks better.
Edited by Rando, June 11, 2016.