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I am thinking about upgrading my CPU and switching over to Intel but...

By JasonDaMacin
Nov 2, 2012
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  1. So I am thinking about upgrading my cpu and switching over to intel but I cant really come up with any good reasons to buy a new cpu and motherboard other than my cpu is outdated and I would like to be able to record lets plays and gameplay. Are there any other pros to buying a new cpu? Like would the performance of my machine increase substantially or something?
    P.S I was going to go with a:
    Intel i5-3570k
    ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155

    pc current specs:
    AMD FX-6100-six core processor
    16 gb 1033 mhz ram
    XFX Radeon 6950
    ASUS M5A97 motherboard
    windows 7 ultimate
  2. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    Depends on what you're doing - if you do a lot of video encoding or CPU heavy tasks then it might be a worthwhile upgrade but if not then either upgrade your GPU if your main focus is gaming or SSD if you just want a more responsive machine for general use.

    Unless your current CPU is frequently running at 100% there's no real reason to spend so much on an upgrade to a 3570K especially as Intel's next gen Haswell processors are coming out in a few months.
  3. Coodu

    Coodu TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 179

    Yeah I would definitely hold off with those specs, no real reason to upgrade that is not a bad machine. Wait for the next wave of Intel hardware and then maybe upgrade. I still get the itch to upgrade my Bloomfield i7, then I return to the present moment when the wife says no! :p
  4. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,360   +122

    No.


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