Keep C2D or switch to i3

Hello guys

my motherboard got fried two days ago. So now I'm left with a decision to either switch to an i3 cpu with a new board or keep my old cpu and just change the mobo.

my current setup:

- Intel DP35DP
- Intel C2D E6750
- 3gb DDR2-800
- Gecube Radeon 3870 512mb gddr4
- CoolerMaster 500W

the new lga775 board I'd get would be the Gigabyte GA-EP45T-DS3R. In case I choose to get an i3 530, I'd sling in a MSI H55-GD65.

nb: I'm switching to DDR3 in both scenarios by the way.

thanks in advance. :)
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  1. imo go for an i3..... that would be a worthy upgrade......
  2. If you got the cash, go for it, you will notice some improvements.
  3. What do you use your PC for?
    If just the basic needs then stay with your C2D.
    Your GPU will bottleneck an i3..
  4. well, I use my pc for gaming mainly. I obviously don't set all my games at max, but I'm ok with that. I'll be upgrading my gpu along this year anyway.
  5. then i3 will give u a bigger jump in performance....
  6. Upgrade to i3 only if you are going to upgrade your GPU too (which you are!!) as i3 will be bottlenecked with your current gfx card...

    You can also look for AMD Athlon tri and quad cores...
    They are terrific VFM :)
  7. shubham1401 said:
    Upgrade to i3 only if you are going to upgrade your GPU too (which you are!!) as i3 will be bottlenecked with your current gfx card...

    You can also look for AMD Athlon tri and quad cores...
    They are terrific VFM :)

    AMD tri core's sucks.. they r nothing more than a marketing strategy, even some core2's beat those tri cores.. :non:
  8. rohn_avni said:
    AMD tri core's sucks.. they r nothing more than a marketing strategy, even some core2's beat those tri cores.. :non:


    Core 2 what?
    Quads - obviously..

    Duo - if you think so, then you should see the benchmarks...

    i3's are good, but games on an average needs 3 cores or more...
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