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Qeustions on upgrading my pc

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July 3, 2012 1:31:57 AM

hey hey guys i want to upgrade my pc for gaming purposes the main qeuryi have is if i should upgrade my core 2 qaud q9550s to either a core i5 2500k or an amd fx 8120 , reason i want to upgrade is with the q9550s my space for expanding memory and mobo wise is very little U JUST CANT find any decent lga 775 mobos ou their so plz help


current pc specs :
gpu: ati radeon hd5870 1gb ddr5
cpu q9550s
mobo intel dg31pr :pfff: 

memory 2 4gb ddr2 800 mhz

case cm storm scout

psu corsair gs600w

cpu cooler v6gt

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July 3, 2012 1:44:20 AM

Its not worth upgrading a LGA775 based system like yours, because the cost is too high to be justifiable.:)  FX 8120 and core i5 will NOT work in ur current mobo.

Your best option is to sell off your current rig, and buy a new LGA1155 based system :) 
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July 3, 2012 1:51:46 AM

yip thts what im planning to do im just asking what cpu would be a better choice lol
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July 3, 2012 2:02:01 AM

The 2500K is the better choice, IMO.
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July 3, 2012 2:13:23 AM

if i use my v6gt i can probably oc it a bit right ?
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July 3, 2012 2:22:16 AM

If the cooler is compatible with LGA 1155.
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July 3, 2012 2:24:27 AM

it is i have socket supporters
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July 3, 2012 2:28:58 AM

I've used both CPU's and personally I think the i5-2500k is better than the FX-8120.
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July 3, 2012 2:34:27 AM

If budget allows, the i5 2500k will not leave you wanting. The FX series is several steps behind the i5, the i3 3120 is about on par with the FX-8120.. If you're wrestling to stay in budget, the AMD machine will do just fine for you though.
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July 3, 2012 2:35:54 AM

wow guys tnx alot i ordered a sick mobo and some insane ram with the core i5 2500k hope i can keep these parts for a while
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July 3, 2012 2:38:26 AM

u sure can :D 
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July 3, 2012 2:38:40 AM

I'm sure you have several years at the very least before you'll need to upgrade to keep up. It really is a phenomenal processor.
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July 3, 2012 2:38:45 AM

Awesome. If your processor lasted you this long, then I'm sure the 2500K will last you longer. :)  Probably 5 years or more, depending on your uses.
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July 3, 2012 2:39:54 AM

strictly gaming hahah tnx alot guys
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