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Good Day,
I dont know if this is the right thread for this kind of questions but i cant find one specific upgrade section. Here Goes ;P
My Current Specs are:

CPU:- Core2Duo E8400
Motherboard:- Gigabyte UD3L
Memory:- 4 GB DDR2 800
Graphic Card:- MSI GTX260 216 Core

I want to upgrade the CPU / Mobo / Ram and was wondering of getting the Core i5 3570k. I have chosen a mobo and ram to go with it but not sure if its the best config to go together. The BIG problem i have is that i only know one website that ship to where i live (Mauritius), and its Performance-PCS.com and they dont have a big collection. From their list i have selected :

CPU - Core i5 3570k
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=54_404&products_id=34147

Motherboard - ASUS ROG Maximus v Gene
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=33974

Ram - Corsair Vengence 16 GB 2400 Mhz Memory Kit
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=54_338&products_id=36027

Is these work well all together or is something overkill in it ? One thing i forgot to mention is that it is a gaming machine and i plan to upgrade the Graphic Card later on (surely when amd releases the 8xxx Series). What are your thoughts on it peepz. Do you think i will find some improvement during some gameplay even with the old GTX260?

Thanks a lot
Mat2rue
P.S: If you know a website that sell computer stuff and ship internationally, i would be grateful if yo:Du could give them to me
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If I where you I would wait a couple months for Haswell to come out. LGA 1155 is being phased out and being replaced by socket 1150 in Q2 of 2013 (April/May/June) and there's even been some speculation that it will qualify for a Q1 (Jan/Feb/March) release. If you don't want to wait, i'd go with an AM3+ based setup because it will support steamroller in the future. OR if you have the budget, LGA 2011/Core i7 3820 because LGA 2011 will receive Ivy Bridge-E in Q3 of 2013.


I know you cannot "Futureproof" per-say, however I personally wouldn't suggest investing into a dissolving socket because then you're stuck with LGA 1155 processors if you want to upgrade later on. You may also be disappointed when the new hardware comes out right after you invested in IB.
Edited by M3T4LM4N222 - 1/22/13 at 2:25am
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