Should i upgrade

hi i have i3 2120 and should i upgrade to i5 3470

and one more Question when will games be using quad core cpus
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  1. Well, that i3 is good enough to handle HD 6950, so there's exactly no need to upgrade.
    So, my suggestion is to save up for Haswell, which is coming next year.

    To answer your 2nd question, games do use quad/hex core CPUs. The correct question should be "When will games be able to take full-advantage of more than 2 cores?"
    The Ans. God only knows.
  2. and my temp are hitting 67c when i play battlefiled is that good ?
  3. If you are woried about the temp of the CPU then why not buy a after market cooler and keep the i3
  4. Currently no need to upgrade for gaming, if you do other things or a lot of multitasking then the upgrade would make sense and you have a longer lasting computer.
  5. well i have a coolermaster hyper tx3 evo would cooler master 212 evo be better
  6. Neither CPU you mention can overclock so the TX3 should be sufficient.
  7. hey would i5 2400 be a good upgrade from a i3 2120 or wait for has well
  8. skitz9417 said:
    hey would i5 2400 be a good upgrade from a i3 2120 or wait for has well

    If you wait for Haswell you will have to change motherboards. If you go with an I5 now you can use your current board.
  9. or i will wait for steamroller if intel stops the cpu swap outs
  10. skitz9417 said:
    or i will wait for steamroller if intel stops the cpu swap outs


    Hey there Skitz,
    I believe Intel made a statement recently about the sockets a few days ago according to this:
    http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/intel_says_company_committed_sockets2012

    So far it seems like they will keep going with the sockets, it may be in the distant future they may stop...but for now, Intel is still good to go.
  11. lets just see what haswell and steamroller has to offer
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