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Worth it? (CPU upgrade)

#1_GRIM_FANDANGO_Posted 10/10/2013 6:15:30 PM
After a week or so of looking for a secondhand CPU I spotted this.

i5 3570 (non-k I am afraid) including unused stock cooler. For 110 euros. Including receipt and warranty. New is 190 euros.
DZ68ZV motherboard. New in bulk packaging. 40 euros. Without receipt and therefore no warranty. I have no price on them new, because they do not seem to be sold anymore in the country I live in.

Both are form "trusted second hand sellers" on a hardware enthusiasts site in the Netherlands with plenty of positive feedback. They already agreed to sell it to me.

Two questions.
-Do you think it is worth it to upgrade from my i5 760 at this point? Considering I am playing BF4 and the like.
-Do you think the price is reasonable? I guess I will sell my i5 760 + mobo for around 50 euros, making the cost of the upgrade about 100 euros in total.
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#2JustPlainEvilPosted 10/10/2013 7:33:13 PM
depends. the motherboard is a z68, so there's a chance it will not work with a 3570 without a previous gen chip or a bios update.
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#3MasterDonGeroPosted 10/10/2013 7:40:05 PM
I don't think it's worthwhile (overclocking is seriously important to me, and it will help a lot in CPU-bound games), but the price is reasonable.

Also, the poster above me has an extremely valid point.
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#4_GRIM_FANDANGO_(Topic Creator)Posted 10/10/2013 11:46:08 PM
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#5_GRIM_FANDANGO_(Topic Creator)Posted 10/11/2013 12:06:54 AM(edited)
So I checked out the intel website, and they have release-notes for every new version of the BIOS they release. In one of the previous BIOS update release-notes, it states that it adds support for 3rd generation intel core processors, which includes the 3570. So I think it should be all good. I will just update through USB.

I had not really thought about it. Since I was not overclocking, I just looked for a functional motherboard that was cheap. There were no z77 motherboards available at this price.
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#6_GRIM_FANDANGO_(Topic Creator)Posted 10/11/2013 12:36:03 AM(edited)
Just realize I might need a CPU to update the BIOS. Hmmm, seems like I was spoiled with Asus's USB update feature. Kind of a catch 22. I need a BIOS update to make the CPU compatible. But I need a compatible CPU to do the BIOS update.

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#7_GRIM_FANDANGO_(Topic Creator)Posted 10/11/2013 1:02:10 AM
The cheapest compatible CPU available will still cost me 25 euros, which makes it not worth it, since I can buy a Z77 motherboard for 80.

Damn. Oh well.
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#8_GRIM_FANDANGO_(Topic Creator)Posted 10/11/2013 1:08:09 AM
Solved.

Seller just let me know he can flash it for me, or send an i3 2130 with it that I can return to him later. Awesome.
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