Solved Core 2 Duo to i5 Ivy Bridge Upgrade Tags: Core Desktops Intel i5 Components Last response: July 30, 2013 8:35 AM in Components Share aliawie July 30, 2013 7:51:11 AM I'm upgrading my desktop into an i5 3570K and i just want to ask what components should i choose to build with it. I'll be using it mostly with insane games and for graphic design. My max budget will be $700. More about : core duo ivy bridge upgrade Best solution SR-71 Blackbird July 30, 2013 8:35:50 AM PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter) Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($105.91 @ Newegg) Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.13 @ TigerDirect) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC) Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($184.99 @ Amazon) Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Microcenter) Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($45.99 @ NCIX US) Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.94 @ Newegg) Total: $708.92 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-30 11:35 EDT-0400) Share Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWant to upgrade my Core2Duo E7400: Go with a Ivy Bridge config or the latest Haswell config? Forum SolvedUpgrade from core 2 quad 8300 to Ivy bridge or Haswell? Help Forum Should I upgrade to ivy bridge Core I5 3570 from a Core I5 750? Forum SolvedCore 2 Duo to Core i5 upgrade question Forum SolvedClock for clock, is an i3 ivy bridge core as fast as an i5 ivy bridge core? Forum SolvedHow to upgrade core 2 duo processor to i5 Forum SolvedCore i5 Ivy bridge Compatible motherboards Forum Help with Intel Core i5 3570k Ivy Bridge with MSI Z77A-G45 Forum SolvedKeep fx 6100, upgrade to i5 2500k or wait ivy bridge Forum Solved2nd gen motherboard with 3rd gen i5 3570k (ivy bridge) Forum SolvedIntel Core i5-3470 Ivy Bridge 3.2GHz (3.6GHz Turbo Boost) Forum SolvedAdvantages of Ivy Bridge Core i3 over Pentium G2xxx series? Forum sapphire vapor x 7970 ghz 3gb ok with intel i5 3350p 3.1 ghz quad core ivy bridge Forum £850 pc build with 3.4GHz Intel Core i5 3570K 4-Core Ivy Bridge CPU Forum Upgrading laptop from core 2 duo to i5 Forum SolvedWhat would be a better upgrade from Core i5 - 2400 Sandy Bridge? Forum SolvedCan i upgrade from core duo to i5 without changing ram Forum Upgrading from Core 2 Duo to i5 Forum Upgrading Dell inspiron 1545 laptop processor from intel core 2 duo to intel i5 Forum I5 2500k vs. Laptops 2.3ghz Ivy Bridge i7 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !