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 I need a CHEAP MoBo/Processor upgrade. Please help. - Forum Computer upgrade help - Forum Computer upgrade help - Forum Dell XPS 8500 PSU Upgrade HELP! - Forum Upgrade Windows? Please 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 SolvedSteam games freezing after hardware upgrade, PLEASE HELP! Forum SolvedAlienware x51 Processor Upgrade Help Forum Solvedhelp me upgrade Forum SolvedCase fan help please! (For future upgrade) Forum SolvedGraphics card upgrade need help Forum SolvedPc Upgrade Help! Forum SolvedSystem Upgrade Help please Forum SolvedNeed help! Upgrade PC, Buy/build new gaming PC, or buy PS4? Forum SolvedNeed help with an upgrade Forum SolvedDeciding which parts I need to upgrade. Help? Forum SolvedHelp with PSU Upgrade Forum SolvedLooking to upgrade my graphics card, HELP Forum SolvedHelp with laptop GPU upgrade, please. Forum SolvedUpgrade computer Help Forum SolvedLaptop RAM upgrade questions (DOUBT), please help Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !