So I am thinking about upgrading. I use this PC for mainly for gaming, transcoding, and rendering. What kind of performance boost would I see moving from an Athlon II x2 245 @ 3.6ghz to an i5 2500k running at hopefully 4ghz+ (with a Hyper 212+ HSF).
Specs: Athlon II x2 245 @ 3.6 CoolerMaster Hyper212+ 785gm-e65 mobo (will be getting a z68 mobo w/ virtu probably) Thermaltake TR2 600w Radeon 5750
Another thing I've thought about is getting a 1090T and overclocking it to around 4ghz...
intel cpu + mobo too ( much money ). Ha ha it funny, I would save money, 1090 too much core for game, get phenom 955BE safe a lot of money. also re-sell 5750 and upgrade to gtx 560 / hd 6950 , just suggestion,