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Upgrading from i3 530 should I buy new mobo?

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November 26, 2012 5:50:30 PM

hey guys,

I have a i3 530 and recently installed a internet filter that really slows down the browser. I was looking at i5 750 or i7 870 on ebay and it seems I can get the i7 870 for around $160.

I don't really have a budget in mind, but would like to get a sizable upgrade so if you think I might still have problems with the i7 relative to my current CPU then I think I'll have to buy a new mobo and suck it up. I'd much rather just plug in the i7 though if it's a decent upgrade.

What would you do in my shoes?

Thanks,

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November 26, 2012 6:00:29 PM

There are no I7 for your socket. The highest you could go is an I5, maybe an I5 760. And those would be hard to find.

I think it would be better to just get an Ivy bridge Z77 board with an I5 3570 or 3570K, depending if you want to OC.
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a c 208 à CPUs
November 26, 2012 6:14:02 PM

Oh wiat. LOL i am lying. lol There are i7. Equally hard to find now...
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November 27, 2012 12:22:28 PM

the i3 530 is the same socket as that right?
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