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I have an HD6870 looking to upgrade or maybe buy better cooling

#11Ep1taph303Posted 2/20/2014 11:57:20 AM
ChobitsMach2 posted...
Thank you so much :)

Is my CPU also in need of an upgrade? I have an i3-2120. I believe I'm stuck in the 1155 socket but don't some i5s fit that socket? I'm not really sure what to do with it.


If you have the money to also spend on a cpu I'd recommend moving up to a i5 3570K as well. It will work with your socket.
#12ChobitsMach2(Topic Creator)Posted 2/20/2014 12:25:15 PM(edited)
By staying in this socket am I really hurting myself in terms of future upgrade ability? Or would that i5 3570K set me up for awhile?

Thank you for all your help Ep1taph303
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#13Ep1taph303Posted 2/20/2014 12:28:24 PM
ChobitsMach2 posted...
By staying in this socket am I really hurting myself in terms of future upgrade ability? Or would that i5 3570K set me up for awhile?

Thank you for all your help Ep1taph303


The i5 3570K will be fine for years to come, and graphics card I linked will fit in that case.
#14maybecallsPosted 2/20/2014 1:00:26 PM
Which chipset is your motherboard (ie H61, Z68 etc.)? Not much point in buying an expensive 'K' i5 if you have a motherboard that doesn't allow for CPU overclocking.
#15ChobitsMach2(Topic Creator)Posted 2/20/2014 1:15:03 PM
This is my motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138339
I don't like it. I didn't realize at the time of buying it that it only had one port for a fan. :(
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#16Ep1taph303Posted 2/20/2014 1:18:03 PM
ChobitsMach2 posted...
This is my motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138339
I don't like it. I didn't realize at the time of buying it that it only had one port for a fan. :(


Yeah the i5 3570K won't be the best choice there, but the i5 3570 would be perfect.

The question stands, do you want to upgrade to a newer socket?
#17ChobitsMach2(Topic Creator)Posted 2/20/2014 1:55:02 PM
I do not like my motherboard so I am tempted towards moving to a new socket. If I did that what would be a nice mobo+cpu combination for a good price to performance ratio while keeping it rather inexpensive? Or might it be wise and cheaper to change out the motherboard and go for the i5-3570K?
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#18Ep1taph303Posted 2/20/2014 2:05:25 PM
ChobitsMach2 posted...
I do not like my motherboard so I am tempted towards moving to a new socket. If I did that what would be a nice mobo+cpu combination for a good price to performance ratio while keeping it rather inexpensive? Or might it be wise and cheaper to change out the motherboard and go for the i5-3570K?


It would be wiser going to a new socket all together.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00CU4L4NQ/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?qid=1392930094&sr=8-3

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http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00CO8TBOW?cache=7f8f2e6b61676bccbccd6c02060fc0e7&pi=SY115#ref=pd_aw_sims_1

And this for cooling the cpu

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B005O65JXI?cache=7f8f2e6b61676bccbccd6c02060fc0e7&pi=SY115#ref=pd_aw_sbs_7
#19gunner967Posted 2/20/2014 2:21:58 PM
I'd say get a new motherboard, CPU, and GPU. It'll be expensive for all of it, but even the GTX760 that costs about $250 or so runs most games on 1080p Ultra. CPU, get a high end i5, and then a motherboard... If you get an MSi GPU, get an MSI motherboard, apparently there are some cool features you can use if you have both. Otherwise I'd recommend EVGA for the GPU and Asus for the mobo. And intel CPU of course.
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