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Will this work? i3 2100 -> i5 2500k or better later on

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Hello everyone,

I'm sorry if this is in the wrong section! I just joined this forum today so.. >.<

I was on a small budget ($850) and after doing a little bit of research I decided to go ahead and try out this build. Next summer I plan on putting a better CPU in my system, so I can just buy an i5 2500k or something better and just pop it in teh mobo! I know the i3 can't be OC'd but the mobo I picked will work great with something like the i5 2500k.

This computer is for doing work and playing games like SC2, Mass Effect 2, WoW, and League of Legends. I'm not really a heavy gamer lol so I don't need the best, most beastly setups!

Case: HAF 912
PSU: Corsair 750W
Mobo: MSI P67A-G43
CPU: i3 2100
Mem: G.Skill 2x2gb DDR3 ram
GPU: HIS ati 6870

I was able to get a 500gb HD, dvd/cd drive, and a 22inch 1080p monitor with this stuff as well!

Will this system be great for playing WoW or SC2? Also it'd be pretty easy to change CPUs right? I read somewhere that the next intel CPUs will also use the 1155 boards... is that true?

Thanks and sorry if its in the wrong place!
Edited by Tori - 6/4/11 at 8:45am
    
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post #2 of 9
I think you'd be happy with that setup and you could upgrade the chip anytime. I'm not too familiar with the MSI boards, but for about the same price the Biostar TP67B+ is a great board. If you wanted to go up just a little more, the Asus P8P67 series are very solid as well.
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Fore some casual gaming, that build will work out very well.

About the next i7s, well, as far as I know, the Ivy Bridge CPUs will use the LGA 2011 socket, so it will not be possible to upgrade without getting a new motherboard. You could always upgrade to the 2600K though, which is more than enough for most people anyway.
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Just so you know, SC2 and wow are very heavy CPU games (wow is almost entirely limited to how fast your cpu is these days...in a strange way that no one has been able to properly explain yet)
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Ahh okay cool!

Do you think intel will still be selling the i5 2500k or i7 2600k next summer?
    
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Ahh okay cool!

Do you think intel will still be selling the i5 2500k or i7 2600k next summer?
If not the 2700k or 2800k probably.
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Oh heck ya! Right now, you can still get a Q9650, or a i7 920, you have plenty of time!
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Fore some casual gaming, that build will work out very well.

About the next i7s, well, as far as I know, the Ivy Bridge CPUs will use the LGA 2011 socket, so it will not be possible to upgrade without getting a new motherboard. You could always upgrade to the 2600K though, which is more than enough for most people anyway.
Sandy bridge E will be out later this year on 1155.... 2011 will be out next year...
 
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Okay nice!

The only reason I picked the i3 2100 is because its cheap. My friend has the same processor but a GTX 570 card (I think its better?) and he said he gets 60 fps in 25m raid playing on all ultra @ 1920x1080. I also have heard that WoW is CPU intensive, but I guess this processor can handle it well.
    
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