Solved i3 550 to i7 870 Tags: Hand CPUs Intel i7 Last response: February 12, 2014 2:17 AM in CPUs Share Rafastang February 10, 2014 9:45:46 AM So i've seen this second hand i7 870 for 80€ , around 105$ , and wondering if it is worth buying at this time of the year? My i3 is bottlenecking the hell of out of games, and it takes ages in render. These are the full specs of my PC: Gigabyte HD 7770 1GB GDDR5 8GB RAM 1333MHZ DDR3 i3 550 3.20 @ dual core Motherboard LGA 1156 MSI 2A9C PSU Tacens Radis VI 550W Also, would i need to change my PSU ? More about : 550 870 Best solution P1nnacle a b à CPUs February 10, 2014 9:52:37 AM You'll see a large improvement, if you're not looking to upgrade anything else then this will be an excellent choice. Share Rafastang February 10, 2014 9:54:07 AM Yeah, 80€ is all the money i have at the moment ahaha, there will be no problem with the PSU? m 0 l Related resources i3 550 vs G850 and i7 930 vs i3 3220 - Forum i7 870 bottlneck 280x - Forum Upgrading i5 750 to i7 870 - Forum Is Intel Core i7 870 still good for gaming? - Forum I7 870 SuperOverclock - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer millwright a b à CPUs February 10, 2014 9:54:36 AM AFAIK they don't make 1156 stuff anymore. so I wouldn't wait. New Egg is down to zero. m 0 l Rafastang February 10, 2014 9:55:40 AM Yeah, millwright, they don't make 1156 for a long time now , unfortunely X) So a good choice it is! Thanks m 0 l millwright a b à CPUs February 10, 2014 9:55:45 AM Only a graphics card upgrade would need a power supply wattage update. Although I don't recognize the power supply, and that could be bad in the long run. m 0 l Rafastang February 10, 2014 9:56:33 AM That's what i need to know, thanks for your replys! m 0 l marc79 February 10, 2014 9:58:32 AM For 100$ I'd say its worth it, quad core will be much better in newer games. m 0 l Adam Landsberg February 12, 2014 2:17:50 AM keep saving... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedOverClocking i7 870 & GTX 650 Ti Forum SolvedGood Motherboard for Intel Core i7 870 Forum Solvedi7 -870 vs FX 6300 Forum SolvedGTX 770 or 780 or just wait till 8xx series (I7 870 CPU) Forum SolvedOld i7 870 or upgrade to AMD8350 Forum Solvedi7 870: Overclocking vs. Upgrade Forum Solvedintel i7 870 without graphic card Forum SolvedI Currently have a core i7 870 with a bad motherboard. I can't find a replacement motherboard anywhere since that socket is no Forum SolvedUpgrade to an i7 870 worthwhile? Forum SolvedGTX 760, i7 870 2.93GHz Forum Solvedi7 870 Cooler Forum SolvedWill an I7 870 bottleneck a gtx 770 Forum SolvedI7 870 2.93Ghz. Forum SolvedIs an i7 870 still good for gaming? Forum Best card range for i7 870(non k) without bottlenecking Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !