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Intel oor AMD upgrade?

Hello, im thinking of upgrading my processor, but dont know what to get.

My current build:
CPU: Pentium G620
Ram: 6Gb 1333mhz
Mobo: asus p8h61-mx
Graphics: EVGA gtx 650 oc
hdd: 500g 7200rpm drive

My budget is 280 australian dollars, im thinking of a i5 3470?

thanks in advance
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  1. That would be fine but if you have this build for gaming, save your cash, upgrade CPU later, get rid of that wimpy 650 & get a big boy card. :3
  2. Yes i5 3470 would be huge ugrade.it can handle any games you throw at it.go for it.
  3. what about amd?
  4. I believe it depends on the motherboard. If you have a intel motherboard, you can only get a Intel processor. If you have a AMD motherboard then you can only get a AMD processor.

    You also have to make sure the motherboard will support the socket of the processor.
  5. waht if u get a new mobo and cpu
  6. What your resolution. what games do you play?
  7. 1920 x 1080

    and i play most modern games (2010-2012)
  8. Fair enough.

    Your cpu is acctually still pretty decent for gaming

    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpus/2011/10/31/the-best-100-processor/12

    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpus/2011/10/31/the-best-100-processor/13


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202010

    you can go for a 7870.

    or a 7850 if you wanna save some money

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202004

    Get a 7870. and maybie later down the track upgrade to a i5 and you got yourself a decent cpu.

    Because in gaming its mainly about gpus esspically at high resolution

    So imo get a 7870 and later down the road throw in a i5
  9. ^ i agree with this guy. you dont need a new cpu at all you need a better gpu. 7850 would be the best option without breaking the bank
  10. Best answer
    There are quite a few games now which do well on a processor that can handle 4 threads simultaneously and in future the number would increase.There the dual core pentiums would be at disadvantage.The sandy bridge processors are quite sensitive to frequency as well so lower clock would also have a bit lower performance in gaming even at FHD.You can either hold on to your current processor and upgrade later with haswell processorst.Else you can get an i5 3470 or alike maybe with a better motherboard with more features if you like.I would say if you can hold then stick to your current processor and upgrade to a more capable processor later.The investment would be worth it.
  11. drinvis said:
    There are quite a few games now which do well on a processor that can handle 4 threads simultaneously and in future the number would increase.There the dual core pentiums would be at disadvantage.The sandy bridge processors are quite sensitive to frequency as well so lower clock would also have a bit lower performance in gaming even at FHD.You can either hold on to your current processor and upgrade later with haswell processorst.Else you can get an i5 3470 or alike maybe with a better motherboard with more features if you like.I would say if you can hold then stick to your current processor and upgrade to a more capable processor later.The investment would be worth it.


    haswell requires the new 1050 socket mobo aswell? will i have enough money
  12. Haswell is gonna reuire a new socket(lga 1150 mostly).Initially the price maybe high.
    Can't say how the price would vary in Australia.In US most probably they would start-off with the release price similar or identical to ivy-parts.
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