Solved Upgrading gaming PC - from E7500 to i5 2500k? Tags: Homebuilt Motherboards Systems Last response: July 14, 2012 12:13 AM in Systems Share kobus999 July 6, 2012 12:04:34 PM After some soul searching, and a lot of reading in these forums to find sound advice, I have decided not to wait any longer and get an upgrade for my PC. At present I have an E7500 socket 775. My thoughts are towards getting an ATX socket 1155 motherboard because I believe it will give me more space to later on add another 6950 GPU. In Australia we pay a bit more for PC stuff - and my budget is not fixed, but $500-600 sounded like a reasonable amount. I have the following listed (I keep the current case, 23" monitor, hdd's etc): motherboard - ASUS P8Z77-V LK Motherboard (socket 1155) $169 RAM - Corsair Vengeance CML8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 $69 CPU - Intel Core i5 2500K $225 OS - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit with SP1 OEM $99 I have XP 32 bit and thought it might be time to upgrade the OS to get access to things like DX11, 64 bit etc. Worries I have with the above are that for $100 extra I could get an i7 2700k. The new generation CPU's and motherboards are very expensive and of unknown value for money properties... Also should I wait for Windows 8 or does Windows 7 over XP make more sense? (My Gaming is mostly racing games such as Shift, pCARS etc. I have a G27 wheel.) Any thoughts on these components and the reasoning for getting them would be appreciated. (also posted in pCARS forum) More about : upgrading gaming e7500 2500k thedeathclox July 6, 2012 2:13:15 PM Sounds pretty good, though I strongly suggest getting yourself Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit edition. Significantly better than both XP and Vista and natively supports DX11 whereas Vista natively supported DX10. Best solution thedeathclox July 6, 2012 2:14:34 PM Also, good choice of processors. I commend you for not trying to reach for an i7 on that budget; an i5 should do you just fine. Related resources E7500 ,hd 6850 , gs 600w , APC 550 w, confused to the max..help - Forum Picking ram for i5 2500k on Asus P8Z68 - Forum E7500 or e8500 - Forum Worth upgrading to i7 2700k from i5 2500k - Forum Fx4100 over c2d e7500 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer diellur July 6, 2012 2:43:27 PM For gaming, you don't need an i7...stick with the i5. I'd also suggest considering a Z68 motherboard, if you're using 6950s. Might save you some cash. kobus999 July 6, 2012 11:47:14 PM diellur said:For gaming, you don't need an i7...stick with the i5. I'd also suggest considering a Z68 motherboard, if you're using 6950s. Might save you some cash. Reasons for the mboard recommendation? (I liked the overclocking and other features of the ASUS P8Z77-V LK - in a review - which is why I selected it...not being familiar with socket 1155 at all.) thnx for all advice so far - its appreciated kobus999 July 14, 2012 12:13:58 AM Best answer selected by kobus999. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumIm upgrading to i5 2500k ForumWorth Upgrading to i5 2500k and mobo...? ForumHelp/advice with negotiable budget i5 2500k overclocked Gaming PC . ForumIntel i5 2500k Gaming PC is it good? ForumWill e7500 2.93GHz bottleneck radeon 7850? ForumI5 2500k Gaming PC - 7/14 Enthusiast Build ForumUpgrading : i5 2500k vs Phenom II vs Bulldozer vs Ivy Bridge ForumAthlon II X4 640 vs. i5 2500K build - non- gaming pc ForumPCI compatibility question ForumInterested in building my own gaming pc. ForumNeed help building gaming computer under $709 must have radeon 6850 ForumNew medium range gaming rig Forum[Solved] Budget $500 gaming build ForumGaming pc build 2012 800- 900 Forum$1000 Gaming Rig - Need some helpful criticism please More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !