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February 1, 2013 1:55:42 PM

Hi,

I currently have an Intel I5 750 running on a ASUS P7P55D mobo. 6GB of DDR 3 ram, Nvidia GTX 570 and a 120 GB OCZ AGILITY 3 SSD.
I wish to upgrade and was wondering if I would see a significant improvement if I went with the I5 -3570K along with a new Z77 mobo. I have a budget of around $600

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February 1, 2013 2:00:24 PM

Yes you will see significant improvement for sure as upgrading from 1st gen to 3rd gen cpu.
February 1, 2013 2:03:18 PM

the i5 750 you have is only 2 teirs lower than the new batch of i5's. id say get another 2gb of ram and a gtx680 and youd see an improvement.
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February 1, 2013 2:16:20 PM

Mabeaz said:
Hi,

I currently have an Intel I5 750 running on a ASUS P7P55D mobo. 6GB of DDR 3 ram, Nvidia GTX 570 and a 120 GB OCZ AGILITY 3 SSD.
I wish to upgrade and was wondering if I would see a significant improvement if I went with the I5 -3570K along with a new Z77 mobo. I have a budget of around $600


That depends on what you want to see the improvement in :D 

Your 570 is certainly not outdated, but you would get a +20 increase on your FPS at the minimum in most games. Usually much more.

6GB of RAM is fine, I've never used anywhere near that with gaming.

I see some other posters saying that their i5 750 was a bottleneck in some games, and would especially do so along side a 600 series GTX GPU (for example).

I'd do it!! :bounce: 
February 1, 2013 2:21:38 PM

ARICH5 said:
the i5 750 you have is only 2 teirs lower than the new batch of i5's. id say get another 2gb of ram and a gtx680 and youd see an improvement.


If I did that wouldn't the I5-750 bottleneck the system and hold back a GTX 680?
February 1, 2013 2:24:49 PM

Also, which graphics card is going to boost my FPS for a reasonable price over my existing GTX 570?


Thanks

Mab
February 1, 2013 2:35:29 PM

Mabeaz said:
Also, which graphics card is going to boost my FPS for a reasonable price over my existing GTX 570?


Thanks

Mab



Get a "used" 670 on Amazon for the cheapest option for the best performance. It's not actually "used' persay, and Amazon will back the purchase.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0080I06WQ/ref=s...

You don't have to go with that particular 670, it's just an example. But you'd be saving $50-70 over Newegg, and if you have Prime, free shipping :) 
February 1, 2013 5:01:52 PM

Thanks Mad, definitley an option I shall consider. Any recommendations for a decent Z77 chipset mobo??


Mab
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