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ezytgr March 27, 2011 10:11 PM

Worth upgrading? or wait it out?
 
hi guys i was thinking if i should upgrade to a LGA1155 or just stick with my current computer (LGA1156). I mainly use it for gaming and internet browsing.
My current specs are:

Asus Maximus III Formula
i5-750
Corsair H50
4g G.Skills Kit
Galaxy 9800GTX+
Xigmatek 850W psu
500g W.D caviar Black

YukonTrooper March 27, 2011 10:26 PM

You won't see any gaming performance gains upgrading the platform. The only thing I would upgrade is the GPU.

Stock March 27, 2011 10:29 PM

Agreed. Upgrade GPU and toss in a SSD boot drive.

mjpd1983 March 27, 2011 10:33 PM

All you need is a GPU upgrade, i5-750 is a very good chip

ezytgr March 27, 2011 10:55 PM

thanks for the comments guys, ill save up and invest for a gpu :D

dma0991 March 28, 2011 12:29 AM

Getting a new processor and a motherboard just for a few percent performance advantage is unnecessary. Unless changing from a LGA1156 to LGA1155 will bring 2x more performance it is better that you just stick to using your Core i5 750 till the following generation that is coming somewhere in 2013.

What I think is worth your money is that you add 4GB more RAM, get a 60GB SSD as a boot drive or upgrade your GC to a GTX560 Ti or HD6950 1GB. You could also OC your Core i5 750 a little bit more to squeeze a little bit more performance out of it since you're running it with a Corsair H50.

ezytgr March 28, 2011 12:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dma0991 (Post 500289)
Getting a new processor and a motherboard just for a few percent performance advantage is unnecessary. Unless changing from a LGA1156 to LGA1155 will bring 2x more performance it is better that you just stick to using your Core i5 750 till the following generation that is coming somewhere in 2013.

What I think is worth your money is that you add 4GB more RAM, get a 60GB SSD as a boot drive or upgrade your GC to a GTX560 Ti or HD6950 1GB. You could also OC your Core i5 750 a little bit more to squeeze a little bit more performance out of it since you're running it with a Corsair H50.

Haha thanks dma0991, im planning on overclocking the i5-750 but i dont know how too atm, so i'm gna research on how too :D

ezytgr March 28, 2011 04:52 AM

i just tried to overclock for the first time. here is a pic:
http://i755.photobucket.com/albums/x...3/Untitled.jpg

Does this seem okay?

_dangtx_ March 28, 2011 06:51 AM

clock per clock sandy bridge will make a difference, but shelling that kinda money may not be quite purfect,as per above.

just get one 6950 2gb card and use your 9800 for physx,where needed.


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