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I understand that my processor is getting a little out of date and I recently upgraded my 4850 to a 7870 and an SSD for the OS so I'm feeling the itch for another upgrade if I can justify it. What sort of performance increase will I notice with this upgrade? Primarily playing MMO's and strategy games with some single player FPS, media encoding and very minor photoshop/general desktop use.

Currently have
ASUS P5Q Pro
e8400 @ 4.0ghz (32c idle/44c loaded)
4GB Gskill DDR2-1033

Considering an upgrade to
ASUS P8Z77-V LX
i5 3570K (aiming for 4.2-4.5ghz)
8GB Gskill DDR3-1600

PSU is a Corsair 620w
Videocard is an XFX 7870 @ 1200/1400 (30c idle/45c load)

GPU temps after full 3Dmark 11 suite, CPU temps after 1 hour prime95
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I went from Q6600 myself and saw a great difference, especially once overclocked. There was someone else on another forum comparing the two, here is his results

Old system (min/avg/max fps): E8400 @ 3.8, 4GB DDR2 @ 840Mhz, GTX 460, Win7 64
SC2 - 50/64.5/91
NS2 - 33/49.8/60
Civ5 - 27/50.2/64
Skyrim - 31/48.9/61

New system stock: i5 3570K @ stock, 8GB DDR3 @ 1600 9-10-9-28, GTX 460, Win7 64
SC2 - 68/98.1/130
NS2 - 57/65.5/71
Civ5 - 39/53.4/64
Skyrim - 45/56.9/62

New system OC'd: i5 3570K @ 4.4, 8GB DDR3 @ 1866 9-10-9-28, GTX 460, Win7 64
SC2 - 69/105.6/132
NS2 - 55/72/95
Civ5 - 46/57.7/63
Skyrim - 44/57/62

About the tests:
SC2 - Single player all in mission, average of 2x repeatable run of sending all troops to zerg base. All graphical settings set to Ultra, no vsynch.
NS2 - Natural Selection 2 beta 207, all settings set to max. Mineshaft map, 2x repeatable run w/environment and gun fire.
Civ5 - Max settings w/4x MSAA. Running a few troops from one city to the other, 2x repeatable run. FPS seems capped around 62FPS.
Skyrim - Max settings, 2x MSAA, 8x AF. 2x repeatable run in Eldergleam caverns. FPS seems capped around 62FPS.

Credit - Avalon/Anandtech Forums

Anandtech has a cpu comparison chart they dont have the i5 3570k yet but you can compare your e8400 with 2500k and 3570k should be just a little bit better than that. Performance increase can be as high as 250% at times.
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That all looks very appealing. I've also been hearing that this upgrade could help to solve my poor framerates in Guild Wars 2, everything looks quite promising to me. Is the Hyper 212 (i think its called) a good quiet cooler for these cpu's considering the cost and my goals for a moderate OC? Case is an Antec 1200 so overall airflow is very good but im considering a switch to a Corsair 650D for space/noise concerns
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I would highly recommend it. Even though there are thermal issues between the CPU itself and the IHS, the thermal wall is higher on Ivy Bridge. Also, overclocking Ivy Bridge is very easy, so there is much unlocked potential once overclocked. 

Yes, the Hyper 212 Plus/Evo is a great budget cooler. It may get loud on load, but overall on a tight budget, it is a good one.

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Looking at the same upgrade from my E8400 and ive been lookin on 212 EVO aswell.. Say u get 4.5ghz on the EVO then you get 4.6 or so on same temps on a Noctua or H100 almost. From what ive read the termal wall on ivy when it hits it hits HARD so paying 150% more for a 2% clock upgrade seems abit off to me. Gonna keep reeding tho.. GL with the new rig, ill race you when i get mine smile.gif
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I understand that my processor is getting a little out of date and I recently upgraded my 4850 to a 7870 and an SSD for the OS so I'm feeling the itch for another upgrade if I can justify it. What sort of performance increase will I notice with this upgrade? Primarily playing MMO's and strategy games with some single player FPS, media encoding and very minor photoshop/general desktop use.
Currently have
ASUS P5Q Pro
e8400 @ 4.0ghz (32c idle/44c loaded)
4GB Gskill DDR2-1033
Considering an upgrade to
ASUS P8Z77-V LX
i5 3570K (aiming for 4.2-4.5ghz)
8GB Gskill DDR3-1600
PSU is a Corsair 620w
Videocard is an XFX 7870 @ 1200/1400 (30c idle/45c load)
GPU temps after full 3Dmark 11 suite, CPU temps after 1 hour prime95
Do it, I did. Sold my old parts for my new ones...Only had two spend $20 thumb.gif
Btw you should be able to get the i5 to 4.1-4.2ghz on the stock heatstink and stock voltage. Temps will be around 70-75(max temp you want is 85-90) from what I can remember.
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Is the Hyper 212 (i think its called) a good quiet cooler for these cpu's considering the cost and my goals for a moderate OC?

Hyper 212 +/ Evo are great coolers for the money, you can hit 4.5 - 4.6 Ghz easily while keeping temps in 70s. Even 4.8 is possible for daily use, prime95 barely hits 90s and games etc wouldnt make it go over 85. But well, everyone has a different comfort zone, mine is around 70s so I dont go over 4.6.
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I upgraded from a Core2 Quad to a Core i5 2500k and the difference was astounding, no turning back, highly recommended.
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post #9 of 17
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Damn! I missed the bus on the bundle deal at NCIX (they are local to me) for the 3570K and P8Z77 board for $350. The price is now $400 for the same combo but they have some other bundles from different manufacturers like Gigabyte and MSI (whom I have not researched yet)

What are some other options for motherboards with a similiar feature set? My goals are pretty simple

- priced no higher than $140 (canadian)
- able to overclock to 4.5ghz
- single PCIe x16 is all I NEED as I dont plan on xfire
- 2 or more rear USB 3.0 and some support for front I/O usb 3.0
- at least 1 legacy PCI slot would be a bonus as I have a nice auzentech sound card
- reliability and a decent layout

Anything else is just milk for the cookies, but extra features within my budget range would be nice.
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Went from a Q6600 3.7GHz to a 2500K @ 5.0. Night and day

 
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