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Best way to upgrade to I5-4570?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey guys, first time poster, looking to possibly upgrade my system. I currently have an I5-4570 CPU, and I was wondering if there is an newer CPU I can buy that fits my motherboard (ASUS H81M-E ) using the H81 chipset, or if I should just upgrade motherboard as well, to get a newer chipset, and newer CPU? Also do you think that I really need to upgrade? I'm thinking about it because I've had this board/cpu for about 4-5 years. Recently I upgraded the GPU (760 -> 1060) and that gave me big improvements in FPS( from ~40 to 60-80 depending on the game and settings), so I was wondering if I could get more performance by upgrading, and what the best way to do that would be, as well is if it would really be worth it compared to the GPU I already have.
Thanks for any help/ advice.

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There's not much you can upgrade to on that board that would be worth spending your money on. You could get a used i7 and Zx7 motherboard

 

I'd recommend a 4790k and a z97 board or a z77 board and a 2600K


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Cool, Ill look into that ( not planning to upgrade for at least a month) I figured that my chipset was probably too old. Thanks for the recommendation

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3 hours ago, orbitalbuzzsaw said:

There's not much you can upgrade to on that board that would be worth spending your money on. You could get a used i7 and Zx7 motherboard

 

I'd recommend a 4790k and a z97 board or a z77 board and a 2600K

Even on an H chipset, a 4.0 GHz base clock (4.4 GHz) i7-4790K is nothing to sneeze at. I'd go with the 4790K and keep the same mobo, actually.


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4790 non-K would suffice, 8 threads make your gaming life easier.
4 cores can be tapped 100% quite easily.

Second hand 4790 would be my bet... smallest path for victory.


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