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Possible CPU upgrade Seeking Opinions and Advice

mec1234
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Hi all, seeking advice on swapping out my old i5-3570K for an i7-3770K.

 

My Spec are:

Intel Core i5 3570K @ 3.40GHz         

16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)

Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. G1.Sniper M3-CF

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (NVIDIA)  

465GB Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB (SSD)  

 

I have been rather lazy with upgrades the last few years and would now need to replace the M/B, CPU and Ram which is looking like costing £500 plus.

 

I don’t think the i5 is bottle necking the GPU but it is close (80-90 % CPU with the GPU at %100) Looking at eBay I could pick up an i7-3770K for about £100 and sell on the i5-3570K for about £50 but would it be worth it. Gaming is the main use (a little video work but nothing major) and I have not overclocked the i5 (I know it’s a K but as I said been too lazy/busy to do it).

 

So, what do you think, will the extra threads be worth it for gaming or should I just start saving and hope DDR 4 prices come down and overclock the nuts off the i5.

 

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That would be a good help for gaming. Gamers rarely run the game only on their PC. 

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus thread, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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Not many games care too much about hyperthreading, but true cores and core speed is more important.  If you've got the budget, dive in and do a proper upgrade to the CPU, RAM and Mobo.  You'd probably need a cooling solution of some sort depending on CPU you choose. In the mean time, overclock that thing!!!  Get free performance out of it. That is a great overclocking CPU.  I've seen some people get that CPU up above 4GHz, sometimes as high as 4.5GHz.  4 cores at 4.5GHz would certainly not bottle neck you.  

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Thanks all.

 

Just ordered a Noctua NH-U14S so will see what I can get out of the i5.

 

The i5 8600K look’s nice, 6 cores etc so just have sweet talk the wife and see.?

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