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Old 18-10-13, 04:48 PM
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CPU upgrade question

Hello,
I'm looking to upgrade my CPU from a i3 2120 but I have a couple of questions.

I was thinking about getting either a i5 3570k as my current motherboard would support it.

Or I could get a i5 4670k but that would involve me having to buy a new motherboard as well as the processor.

A third option would be to get an i7 but i've heard that there is hardly any difference between an i5 and i7 for gaming fps.

Do you think that I'd notice much of a difference if any between these two processors?

Will I notice a big difference going from dual core to quad core? As I've never had a quad core pc before.

Thanks for looking!

Current PC:
Processor - i3 2120
RAM - 8gb corsair vengeance
Motherboard - MSI Z77A-G45
Graphics Card - 1536MB GeForce GTX 580 (EVGA)
HDD - 500GB Western Digital
PSU - 600 watt corsair CX600-2

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Old 18-10-13, 07:29 PM
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For gaming there is no need for an upgrade to the Z87 chipset, nor an I7. Get the 3570K if your are planning to overclock - if no OC get the 3570.
Money left? Upgrade monitor and/or GPU maybe?


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Old 18-10-13, 07:47 PM
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Thanks for the reply. I've looked at the prices at it's only £15 more between the 3570 and 3570k which seems pretty cheap if their good at overclocking.
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Old 18-10-13, 08:32 PM
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True, its not a large premium and they clock pretty good.
Make sure to get a decent cpu-cooler.
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Old 18-10-13, 08:34 PM
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Just now I have a nzxt havik 140 that I got incase of OCing
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Old 18-10-13, 08:43 PM
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Could also get another 580 if budget allowed
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Old 18-10-13, 08:58 PM
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I could but the games that I play don't support SLI and are mostly cpu heavy. And I don't think that I could find another 580 like this one that hasn't been used.
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Old 18-10-13, 09:39 PM
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i5 and you're golden
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Old 18-10-13, 10:49 PM
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Add a SSD to the system to really make the rig lightning quick. Biggest overall performance to a system.
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Old 19-10-13, 12:18 AM
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I was thinking about maybe getting an SSD but I don't know how what to put on it and what not to. I know that the operating system is the main thing but what else would you put on the SSD if I were to get a good sized one?
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