Keep C2D or switch to i3 Tags: Motherboards Switch Last response: August 10, 2010 1:48 PM in Motherboards Share Anonymous a b V Motherboard August 7, 2010 5:45:51 AM 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. More about : c2d switch rohn_avni August 7, 2010 6:02:15 AM imo go for an i3..... that would be a worthy upgrade...... daship a b V Motherboard August 7, 2010 6:45:51 AM If you got the cash, go for it, you will notice some improvements. Related resources Is it worth to upgrade from c2d to i3 - Forum Intel i3 , i5, i7, sockets 1156, 1366, and 1155 - Forum New MB, DDR3, Core i3 , PSU, computer keep reboot. - Forum Discrete GPU or APU or Upgrade Existing C2D System? - Forum Best upgrade coming from a c2d e6600 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer shubham1401 a b V Motherboard August 7, 2010 7:19:50 AM What do you use your PC for? If just the basic needs then stay with your C2D. Your GPU will bottleneck an i3.. Anonymous a b V Motherboard August 7, 2010 7:34:18 AM 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. rohn_avni August 7, 2010 11:01:03 AM then i3 will give u a bigger jump in performance.... shubham1401 a b V Motherboard August 9, 2010 5:17:11 PM 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 rohn_avni August 10, 2010 10:51:59 AM 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.. shubham1401 a b V Motherboard August 10, 2010 1:48:34 PM rohn_avni said:AMD tri core's sucks.. they r nothing more than a marketing strategy, even some core2's beat those tri cores.. 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... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumKeep Amd phenom 2 x4 945 or get Intel i3 530 ForumWill a c2d e6750 @ 2.66 ghz OC to 3.8 Ghz bottleneck a gtx 560? ForumWill a i3 processor hold its own for another 6years ? ForumC2D E4400 + GTX 460 HAWK TALON ForumCore i3 or i5 for gaming? ForumCore i3 or i5? ForumAdvice on choosing between an Athlon II X2 245 or an Intel C2D E6700? ForumWhy do people keep buying quad cores for gaming? ForumI3 3220+7870 or FX 8320+7850 ForumFx 4300 vs i3 2120 ForumBest Motherboard for i7-3770 and GeForce 600 Ti? ForumHDD led light constantly flashing after case switch ForumAsus P6X58D-E wont boot after mains switch off unless I reset BIOS ForumOverclock switch? Forum[Solved] Pluging switch pins on motherboard More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !