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Is upgrade from i3 2100 to i5 3470 worth it?

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  • Intel i5
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October 20, 2012 1:34:11 PM

I may have bricked my MB from a failed BIOS flash attempt. So need a new MB. Its usually bundled with a CPU. But can also be bought separately. So I was wondering is upgrade from i3 2100 to i5 3470 worth it? Or perhaps I can wait ~1 year for newer intel CPUs (tho I probably need to upgrade MB, cos its going to be a new socket) to reduce price.

Use will be mainly Software Development (Sublime/Visual Studio/Photoshop), some games (DOTA2, TF2, Darksiders 2 ...), less on gaming tho...

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April 23, 2013 4:52:27 AM

I think i3 is enough to run those games on medium graphics or if you are not going to get i5, maby change it to newer generation of i3 or overclock what you have now.