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Should i upgrade my mobo and cpu

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October 21, 2012 11:34:48 AM

Looking for advice on upgrading my current system. I want to know what the best processor for my mother board is and will it be worth upgrading to this

Intel i5 3570k@4.5ghz, Arctic cooling freezer 13 cpu cooler. Asus p8z77-v lx mobo. 8gb Corsair vengance ddr3 1600mhz. Price £352



Current spec
Processor (CPU) AMD PHENOM II X4 955 SOCKET AM3 (3.20GHz/8MB CACHE) - BLACK EDITION

Motherboard ASUS® M4A785TD-V EVO: DUAL DDR3, S-ATA II, 2 x PCIe x16, 1 x PCIe x1, 3 x PCI

Memory (RAM) 12gb CORSAIR XMS3 DUAL-DDR3 1333MHz - LIFETIME WARRANTY!

Memory - 1st Hard Disk 128gb vertex 4

Memory - 2nd Hard Disk 500GB SERIAL ATA 3-Gb/s HARD DRIVE WITH 8MB CACHE (7,200rpm)

Processor Cooling SUPER QUIET 22dBA TRIPLE COPPER HEATPIPE CPU COOLER

Graphics card gigabyte 7970 ghz edition 1100/1500

Psu 750w.




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October 21, 2012 12:57:52 PM

You would definitely benefit from an upgrade to the I5 as your current CPU at that clock rate is most likely bottlenecking that GPU.
Also, could you post what kind of PSU that is?
October 21, 2012 1:14:03 PM

dutchling said:
You would definitely benefit from an upgrade to the I5 as your current CPU at that clock rate is most likely bottlenecking that GPU.
Also, could you post what kind of PSU that is?



ocz 750w fatal1ty
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