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Worth upgrading a Core i5 2320 to Core i7 3770k

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My system
core i5 2320
HD 7990
4 GB RAM
1THDD
PSU kentek 850 w
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  1. To do what? If just gaming, I'd say no. Maybe add another 4GB RAM to your machine, and an SSD if you're looking for overhead and decreasing loadtimes.
  2. I say YES if you can afford it. Everything would be faster. EVERYTHING.

    I'm a big fan of ssds though. You must get one eventually. another 4GB of RAM will help too.
  3. Eh, its probably not worth it for just gaming/browsing/video watching. It will definitely be faster, but adding another 4gb of ram and an ssd will do a lot more for less money.

    Of course if you have the money to spend, go for it. But otherwise, at this point I would just wait until Intel releases Broadwell and do a cpu/mobo upgrade then (or wait til Sky Lake, I think Broadwell will have an end-of-life LGA-1150 socket).
  4. Broadwell will be socket 1150 for sure.

    If I were in your shoes and could afford the 3770k, I would go for it.

    Or, if you're not into overclocking, you could grab a Xeon E3-1230v2 for $70-80 cheaper.

    Here - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117286
  5. Best answer
    If i were u , i would upgrade the PSU. That Kentek 850W PSU only delivers 400W and has fake CSA certification (no Lxxxxxx registration number) and no UL certification.
    http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php?s=5b6707990121d631fbe0376044b4425f&t=726077&page=2

    Don't know how u got a 7990 on that
  6. My PC only for gaming
    I got low gpu usage and cpu usage always on 70 or 80 never reach 100% & low fps
    I dont know why could my PSU or CPU bottelneck ?
  7. super1986 said:
    My PC only for gaming
    I got low gpu usage and cpu usage always on 70 or 80 never reach 100% & low fps
    I dont know why could my PSU or CPU bottelneck ?


    Dude that PSU is crap. It's because of the PSU u are getting low fps because it isn't delivering enough power. Get a decent PSU like Seasonic
  8. chimera201 said:
    super1986 said:
    My PC only for gaming
    I got low gpu usage and cpu usage always on 70 or 80 never reach 100% & low fps
    I dont know why could my PSU or CPU bottelneck ?


    Dude that PSU is crap. It's because of the PSU u are getting low fps because it isn't delivering enough power. Get a decent PSU like Seasonic



    What about this PSU ?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139011
  9. The i5-2320 is still a pretty good CPU. It suppose it's only real limitation is that you cannot really overclock it. The i7-3770k is not really worth spending money on if you are only playing games. The only game that benefits from Hyper Threading (HT) is Battlefield 4 and only in multiplayer mode. Additionally, if I remember correctly BF4 only really benefits from HT in Win 8; the performance gain with HT in Win 7 is rather small. That implies BF 4 has been tweaked to run better on Win 8 than Win 7.

    Assuming you have a Z77 motherboard, you will be able to overclock the i5-3570k which better suits your needs. However, the 1st thing you should do is buy a new power supply. I generally prefer Seasonic PSUs since they are basically in a league of their own. But their PSUs are usually more expensive than other PSUs especially since they do not go on sale as much as other brands.

    If you do not have a Z77 motherboard (or any Z7x series), then there is no point in buying a "k" model Intel CPU.
  10. super1986 said:


    Yes that will do
  11. jaguarskx said:
    The i5-2320 is still a pretty good CPU. It suppose it's only real limitation is that you cannot really overclock it. The i7-3770k is not really worth spending money on if you are only playing games. The only game that benefits from Hyper Threading (HT) is Battlefield 4 and only in multiplayer mode. Additionally, if I remember correctly BF4 only really benefits from HT in Win 8; the performance gain with HT in Win 7 is rather small. That implies BF 4 has been tweaked to run better on Win 8 than Win 7.

    Assuming you have a Z77 motherboard, you will be able to overclock the i5-3570k which better suits your needs. However, the 1st thing you should do is buy a new power supply. I generally prefer Seasonic PSUs since they are basically in a league of their own. But their PSUs are usually more expensive than other PSUs especially since they do not go on sale as much as other brands.

    If you do not have a Z77 motherboard (or any Z7x series), then there is no point in buying a "k" model Intel CPU.


    What about this PSU ?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139011
  12. That will do fine. Corsair PSUs are manufactured by either Channelwell Technologies (CWT) or Seasonic. This one is made by CWT.
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