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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.

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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?
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?
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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...
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.
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