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Old July 18, 2011, 02:09 PM
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Hello everybody, I'm new so since I'm opening this thread I thought about introducing myself, my name is Giuseppe (Joseph) and I'm from Italy..
My question is, I had an Acer Aspire x3900, but I bought a MSI GTX 560 Ti, new ram, hdd, and so on, today I bought a lga 1156 asus p7p55d-e lx motherboard, new case and nh-d14 heatsink, so I said what the hell let's check if I can get a better CPU..
I actually have an Intel i3 530, my price range is from 0 to 150, which new CPU should I be looking for?
Thanks to everyone who will help me, really appreciate

EDIT: I know I can overclock my 530, but the problem is I'm building a PC for my dad and it's going to have atleast an i3-530, so, might aswell give him mine and get a new one for myself, that's why I was trying to get something better than 530..

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Old July 18, 2011, 02:11 PM
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cumparie, benvenuto.

i would overclock the 530. not worth spending money on 1156 :)

which parts of italy you from?
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Old July 18, 2011, 02:14 PM
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I'm from Naples, cumparie. LOL.
But yeah, I can overclock the 530, but I'm actually building a PC to my dad and it's going to have atleast an i3-530, and since I have to buy it.. I'm going to give him my 530, and get a new one from myself.. I'm going to add this to the first post.
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Ciao! comprare questo i5 760
buy this one
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What inspired you to buy an lga 1156 motherboard?

The cheapest (upgrade) 1156 is an i5-750 .. I don't know how that fits into your price range in Italy though.
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Old July 18, 2011, 02:34 PM
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What inspired you to buy an lga 1156 motherboard?

The cheapest (upgrade) 1156 is an i5-750 .. I don't know how that fits into your price range in Italy though.
I bought an lga 1156 motherboard because the one I had sucked really bad, and I didn't plan on changing CPU, but since that new thing with my dad came up.. lol, now I really wish I went lga 1155, anyway, thanks for the comment, but that CPU goes over my price range (it's 180 in italy..) :P

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too high in price, it's not me paying XD
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Ok can you bring back your motherboard and get a lga1155 one.
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napoli? lived close by for a while in the '90's

i would sugest giving your dad the whole acer,return the new mobo,and build a nice 2500k system.

more expensive,but loads more pwoerfull

and oc'ed 1156 i3 spanks a stock i5 in games,so not worth it,at least in my opinion
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napoli? lived close by for a while in the '90's

i would sugest giving your dad the whole acer,return the new mobo,and build a nice 2500k system.

more expensive,but loads more pwoerfull

and oc'ed 1156 i3 spanks a stock i5 in games,so not worth it,at least in my opinion


I agree, what he said. You are better off doing that. then getting stuck with the lga1156 and not being happy with it.
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Ok can you bring back your motherboard and get a lga1155 one.
Can't..

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napoli? lived close by for a while in the '90's

i would sugest giving your dad the whole acer,return the new mobo,and build a nice 2500k system.

more expensive,but loads more pwoerfull

and oc'ed 1156 i3 spanks a stock i5 in games,so not worth it,at least in my opinion
Acer? There's no acer anymore, lol now all the hardware is put together by me.. there's nothing left from the aspire x3900, but I can't give my dad my motherboard too, because I already have one for him that's why I only wanted to know a better processor than a 530.. like, I don't know, a 560? something more overclockable than the 530? even if the 540 is more overclockable, because I have to buy a new CPU anyway, so I'd rather get a better one, even if it's 1% better..
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