Spec in sigs. I was thinking of upgrading my rig to i5 3570k. I'm keeping my 560ti, case and the power supply. How much performance increase am I expecting here? --- GA-965P-DS3 | Q9550 @2.83GHz | 6GB DDR2 | GTX 560 Ti 1GB | Corsair HX650W | Centurion 5
it depends on what kind of games u wanna play. i could see ya pc lasting another year or so if you dont need to max out every single brand new game that comes out
and you cant just upgrade ya pc ....... that new cpu you want would require a new motherboard and new ram also ........ so ya you would have to gut ya current pc for the optical drive, case and hard drive and power supply to upgrade it
probably need a new copy of windows also --- Amd Phenom II X4 955 3.2ghz ASUS EAH DIRECTCU 5850 1gig Asus Crosshair Formula 3 790FX WD Caviar 640gig HDD Coolermaster HAF 932 XFX Modular 750watt PSU
Yeah, i understand I'll need a new mobo and ram. I'm keeping my win7 and harddisk though. You mean you can't just transfer my disk to new mobo? I know I'll need to reactivate windows though... --- GA-965P-DS3 | Q9550 @2.83GHz | 6GB DDR2 | GTX 560 Ti 1GB | Corsair HX650W | Centurion 5
Windows might whine that you're trying to pirate it or something because you changed motherboards, but I'm sure you can fix that somehow. If you play CPU heavy games, you could see a massive performance improvement. If you're playing GPU bound games, your CPU is still more than enough for them. --- mmarkster posted... Even though the game runs in 720p, it produces another 480p stream for the New Controller. That's like 1200p!
The performance increase is very dependent on the games you play.
Looking at some of the high end games out there and how your CPU still performes in them, I would probably opt to keep that CPU and enjoy it a while longer. Unless you run into a situation where you want to play a game but it does not run well enough due to your CPU's limitations.
I bought Win 7 Pro over 2 years ago and I used the key that came w/ it 5 times on 5 diff HDD/SSD and each time it geniuned itself and never once said it was pirated. And if you're using the same HDD, you won't have to re-genuine as you already did it for that drive. It's just each time you fresh install Win 7 you have to re-genuine. --- AMD FX 8150 BE, MSi 990FXA-GD80, MSi HD 7950 TF3 3GB, 4x 4GB KHX DDR3 1600, Corsair TX850W, Corsair H100, Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD w/ 7 Pro 64, Antec DF-85
you would see a defineite increase in performance, but if you want more performance now, ide suggest overclocking, as the q9550 can hit 3.3 ghz with no voltage increase. not alot, but a great start for no increase in heat. --- <- Q9550@3.3 - G31M - Hyper 212+ - 4 gig 1066 - GTX 470 650mhz - xfi 5.1 usb - turtle beach HPA2 true 5.1 - 64 gig Mushkin SSD ->
Thanks for the input guys, looks like I'm putting off upgrading for now. I might just get a better cpu cooler (still using stock) and overclock my cpu like hell.
I still wish I should've gotten an SLI-capable mobo 5 years ago, would make an easier path to upgrade now... :( --- GA-965P-DS3 | Q9550 @2.83GHz | 6GB DDR2 | GTX 560 Ti 1GB | Corsair HX650W | Centurion 5
I wouldn't worry about it. Your system is still fine for general gaming. Just wait it out a bit. --- mmarkster posted... Even though the game runs in 720p, it produces another 480p stream for the New Controller. That's like 1200p!