Upgrade help Tags: New Build Core Intel Systems 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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove 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? | Report abuse 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? | Report abuse 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... | Report abuse 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. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Upgrade help> Related ressources: ForumTo Build or Upgrade , that is the question (and I need help !) ForumGraphics upgrade HELP ! ForumGonna upgrade , need some help . ForumHelp with upgrade needed ForumHelp needed i want to upgrade my gaming pc ForumCPU Upgrade Help for an Older MOBO ForumHelp ? Dell Poweredge 1800 - RAM UPGRADE ForumATI HD 5500 Upgrade time. Please help me choose? ForumUpgrade Graphics Card Help ForumWant to Upgrade processor, need HELP ! ForumThink my gtx460 is dying. need an upgrade - please help me choose? ForumPSU Help ! Want To Upgrade GPU! ForumNeed help finding affordable upgrade GPU! ForumNEED HELP GUYS PLEASE <3 HELP :( / Upgrade or leave? ForumBuying tonight, last thoughts? Forum[Solved] Upgrade help ForumNeed a second opinion on an upgrade! Help? ForumNeed Upgrade Help ForumHelp With Upgrading Computer ForumUpgrade within 3 weeks. help!!! More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !