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Old December 20, 2011, 07:30 AM
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i tried I need 25 posts, and I dont want to just spam around to get them.
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Old December 20, 2011, 08:43 AM
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IMO you are likely CPU limited. Get the best CPU you can find in your budget. Even a Q6600 will be a bottleneck (though better than what you have). I think that you really should do the jump to SB (1155 and ddr3 even if its with an i3 2100 it will be a big jump). I disagree with others on the gtx 460 and especially the 550Ti. They are good cards (I have a 460), but the difference from a 5770 to a gtx 460 is not that great and not worth the expense (and the 550 is slower). I think you will see a much better improvement with a new CPU.

What motherboard do you have? Did you check what CPUs it will support? I wouldn't buy a 775 motherboard unless it was used and very cheap.

Stock clocked e5300 vs q6600 comparison

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q6600 vs i3 2100

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As you can see even a "lowly" i3 can pretty much wipe the floor with 775 based cpus. And most 775 cpu that are better than a q6600 are selling for more money than they are worth IMO. All that said if you find a decent quad core 775 CPU on the cheap that your motherboard supports by all means jump on it as it will be a decent upgrade.
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Old December 20, 2011, 11:45 AM
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Hmmm thanks bond. I do have a line on a fairly cheap 1155 mobo, I might just bite the bullet on an i3 just to get into that range then I can upgrade later to an i5/i7 or whatever.
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Old December 20, 2011, 02:37 PM
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AnandTech - Bench - CPU

Looks like I'll see a big difference from my current chip to that I3 basic one.
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Old December 20, 2011, 02:46 PM
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without knowing which board you run it's a little tougher, but I would probably buy a used Q6600 ($60 on ebay) and a decent air cooler for it and clock it up to 3.0 Ghz....that can still run damn near any game...I only retired mine for BF3 and really it probably would have been okay.

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