Upgrading to i7 from e8400- i need help Tags: Intel i7 Motherboards Components Last response: June 30, 2010 12:10 AM in Components Share zeroxerxes June 29, 2010 10:41:14 PM Hi guys, I want to upgrade to an i7 from my e8400. Do you guys think It's a good idea or will I notice a big difference? I don't know which i7 to get, hopefully someone can help me with this. Best model, best bang for buck? That means I'm going to need a new mother board. What do you guys recommend best bang for buck on the 1366 mother boards? I don't want to go over $300 on each of these items separately. Thank you very much. Trust you guys will help me on this. More about : upgrading e8400 calinkula June 30, 2010 12:10:32 AM Hard to say if it'd be worth it, depends on what you do. I game/internet on an E8200 (OC'd) and it'd be better money spent for me if I just upgraded my GPU and hard drive to a SSD. If you encode videos all the time then the i7 will be great upgrade. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNeed help deciding on upgrading my current i7 970 rig Forum SolvedUpgrading from 1st Gen i7 Setup, need a bit of Help Forum SolvedUpgrading to i7 need help with m/b choice Forum Upgrading from a E2180 to i5 or i7, need help deciding Forum Need help upgrading to i7 920 system Forum SolvedOverheating e8400 3.6Ghz need help Forum Solved(Build check) Final Review Need help with this i7 build.. Going to purchase in 2 days Forum Solvedneed help! my new build pc core i7 4470k geting heat with nomial uses. Forum SolvedNeed help picking out great liquid cooling system for i7 4790k Forum Solvedi5 or i7 need help Forum SolvedI need to know if I can upgrade from an i5 to an i7 with my current build and power supply Forum Solvedneed help choosing a cpu cooler for the intel i7 4970k Forum SolvedNoob needs help deciding on upgrade: i7 990X? SSD? Forum SolvedComputer upgrading, need a bit help Forum Solvedupgrading graphics card need help from GTX 260 Forum Solvedneed help deciding between i5 and i7 Forum SolvedUpgrading GPU need help asap! Forum SolvedUpgrading GPU, Need help Forum Need help on my PC upgrade i7 for excellent (high to Ultra setting gaming) Forum Upgrade from Core2Quad to i7 need some help Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !