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pentium d vs pentium g

I'm currently running a Pentium d930 and plan to upgrade to a Pentium g2130 along with a new mobo(current one only has pcie1) and ram (old ram not supported by new mobo) in order to stop bottlenecking my gt 640.
I have a 7200rpm drive and 700 watt PSU.
Full specs for the upgrade components here:
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Redheadsrule13/saved/2XSf

Any thoughts/warnings/recommendations?
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    It's a huge upgrade. They both have 2 cores, but the similarities end there.
    The motherboard looks okay. Try and get DDR3-1600 instead of 1333 if you can.

    In fact, you can get 8 GB of DDR3-1600 for just $5 more:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f312800cl9d8gbrl
  2. You could also go with the haswell pentium G3420 if you want to go with somthing even newer.
  3. 16bit said:
    You could also go with the haswell pentium G3420 if you want to go with somthing even newer.

    Yeah, Haswell is an option too. Here's what I would suggest:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Pentium G3220 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock B85M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($77.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $187.53
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-04 19:43 EST-0500)

    Edit: Curses... the G3220 doesn't support DDR3-1600. And the G3420 costs quite a bit more (might as well get its faster brother, the G3430, instead).
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