I have a Core 2 Duo e7300 @ 3.5GHz, and I was wondering if I should just jump to LGA115 being that I was offered a G540, motherboard, and RAM for 110$. I have a Hyper 212+ lined up to overclock the G540 aswell if that helps any.
The question is..
Core 2 Duo e7300 vs Intel Pentium G540
Will I get better gaming preformance?
If I overclock will I get better gaming preformance then?
My guess is not, you are going from a well overclocked core2 duo to a plain celeron you just dont have the on die cache as you do on the core2 duo, but you could get a different processor than the G540.
ull prob see better performance but its a celeron not a pentium the sandy bridge pentiums are 6xx or 8xx and those would prob be a better choice, but if ur going that far get an i3, i understand money can be the issue but a i3 will b best
So just scratch up another 30$ or so and get a i3?
It will just hold me over a few months and get a 3570k for Christmas.
If you're just holding on until Christmas, I would say hold onto your money and wait until then. You would see a slight increase in performance upgrading to a Pentium now, but it wouldn't be worth $110 IMO.
What motherboard comes with the offer? If it's an OC ready Z77 board, then I would say take it. Otherwise, invest the money into a GPU for when the time comes to upgrade to the 3570k.