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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove 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. | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Components>Upgrading to i7 from e8400- i need help> Related ressources: ForumCore 2 Duo E8400 to Core i7 920 for gaming, worth it? ForumE8400 or i7 920? ForumLooking to squeeze more performance out of my E8400 - please help ! ForumCore 2 duo E8400 help - compatability issue? ForumUsed Q9650 Upgrade from E8400 for $80 is it Sensible ForumWhat hardware upgrade to get more performance in my E8400 system? Forume8400 with ddr3 build help ForumIntel E8400 vs. Intel Q8400 ForumUpgrade: Q9650 or Phenom II 940 + E8400 ? ForumLooking for Advice on Upgrading a system to a Quad Core or i7 CPU? ForumE8400 vs E8500/E8600? ForumE8400 vs Q8400 vs Q9550 ForumPhenom X3 710 or E8400 ? ForumRAM choice for Asus P5Q3-deluxe and E8400 ? ForumPhenom II 720 vs C2D E8400 ForumIs it worth upgrading E8400 to Q9550? ForumNeed help with my e8400 ForumBest Cpu cooler for ~40 Forum[Solved] Another Thread from me about my PSU ForumHelp me choose a system for data analysis with MATLAB More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !