Upgrade help Tags: New Build Core Intel Systems Product Last response: June 3, 2011 12:58 AM in Systems Share johnpaul182 June 2, 2011 2:17:41 AM I am looking to upgrade to a Intel Core i5 2500K, will i need to buy new hardware or will i be okay with the ones i have? Intel Core i3 2100 Asus P8H61-M LX2 (Rev. 3) 4GB DDR3 1333mhz (2x 2GB) 500GB S-ATAII 3.0Gb/s 500W Xigmatek PSU. More about : upgrade cwu June 2, 2011 2:31:52 AM You will need a p67 or z68 motherboard for the (K) processors. H67 will work too but has very little OC capabilities & the the (K) processors are MEANT to OC. Ram is fine can upgrade to 8gb if you want HD will work PSU: What GPU are you using & do you plan to upgrade that too? johnpaul182 June 2, 2011 5:17:21 PM cwu said:You will need a p67 or z68 motherboard for the (K) processors. H67 will work too but has very little OC capabilities & the the (K) processors are MEANT to OC. Ram is fine can upgrade to 8gb if you want HD will work PSU: What GPU are you using & do you plan to upgrade that too? Right now i dont have a GPU, but im looking at getting the Nvidia GeForce GTS 450(or 440 can't remember) well how about the 2500? Related resources PC Upgrade - Help me decide - Forum Help with Graphics upgrade please! - Forum Installing an SSD as an upgrade help - Forum Help choosing PSU upgrade - Forum GPU upgrade gone wrong! HELP! - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ps3hacker12 June 2, 2011 7:13:04 PM it will work with no problems whatsoever, the 2500K will work fine in a H61 mobo, and will turbo boost to 3.7 Ghz also, you just cant overclock further than that unless you go p67/z68. as for the GPU i would definetely go for a ATI 5830 it has a 30% performance gain over the GTS450 for the same price (cheapest gts450 vs the 5830) although it is slightly longer: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... etk June 3, 2011 12:58:30 AM What do you use your computer for? For games/general use, your 2100 will be fine with a gts 450. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedalien ware aurora upgrade help Forum Solvedmotherboard upgrade Help Forum SolvedNetwork Adapter and ethernet controller missing after windows 7 ultimate upgrade HELP!!! Forum SolvedPC Upgrade help 800 bucks budget Forum SolvedGraphics card upgrade help? Forum SolvedWill a CPU upgrade help? Forum SolvedLooking to upgrade old computer any help appreciated Forum SolvedHelp me upgrade this gaming build Forum SolvedHelp Upgrade my computer Forum SolvedIntel Integrated 2000 HD Upgrade Help. Forum SolvedHelp! upgrade my e-machine el1852 3.2ghz Forum SolvedPlease help, computer novice here and want to upgrade my existing 2008 alien ware to play latest games. Forum SolvedPC Upgrade - Need Help Forum SolvedHelp! PC upgrade plan Forum Solvedhelp with z77 upgrade, availability dwindling Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !