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i5 3570 non k worth upgrade from fx6300 4.5ghz?

hi guys i currently have an fx6300 and a crappy board. im wondering if i should just get a 970board and overclock to 4.5ghz will cost about $40 after i sell my board or completely shift to a used intel i5 3570 and i would need to add around $80 for a good motherboard combination after i sell my 6300 and mobo.

is it worth the extra $40?
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  1. If you'll be gaming, you won't see much difference, if any, but in normal compute tasks you will. I would just get a better board, I don't think it would be worth it, but I'm sure others will disagree lol
  2. HiTechObsessed said:
    If you'll be gaming, you won't see much difference, if any, but in normal compute tasks you will. I would just get a better board, I don't think it would be worth it, but I'm sure others will disagree lol


    do you think a 500w thermaltake litepower handle a 4.5ghz oc?

    this is my full spec

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2NKMQ and the site says my rig consumes 400w
  3. I wouldn't do a Thermaltake. You can get a 550w PSU from SeaSonic which would be perfect for all of that, with plenty of OC headroom, for the same price.
  4. Cause the price of a new motherboard and CPU, I would say no the performance boost is not worth the cost. It is much better in some areas like single-threaded performance, but in gaming the performance won't be so huge.
  5. You will see quite a big difference depending on what games you play. Multiplayer CPU intensive games will see the most benefit. I would go the i5 route if I were you, as $80 is chump change.
  6. You will see quite a big difference depending on what games you play. Multiplayer CPU intensive games will see the most benefit. I would go the i5 route if I were you, as $80 is chump change.
  7. Best answer
    BF4 and Civ 5 are some of the more CPU demanding games, I run an AMD 8320, my friend runs an i7, the different between FPS is <5 at any time in BF4, but also keep in mind my friends got a 780 with his i7 and I just have a 770. 6300 are fine chips I'm not sure why you think you should upgrade unless you have a couple 290x's in your rig.
  8. Yea for the cost there really isn't any good reason.
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