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Im giving my i3-2100 to my little brother and I'm looking for a slight upgrade. What's the best bang for the buck atm? Budget is around $200. It doesn't have to be a significant upgrade, I just need something to use that is slightly better for gaming and some streaming.
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post #2 of 9
i5-3570K is at around 210$ and is easy to overclock, you'll get alot more juice than the i3-2100.
Though it depends if your motherboard supports IvyBridge.

Please update your signature system, it is clearly wrong since it says you are using an Intel processor on an AMD motherboard...
 
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post #3 of 9
3570K is a good one, you could also look into a 2500K if you can't go Ivy.
 
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post #4 of 9
If you're near a microcenter, you can get the cpu/mobo combo and flip the mobo since the $40 discount means you should be able to make money...



otherwise

http://slickdeals.net/newsearch.php?firstonly=1&q=i5-3570k
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post #6 of 9
You can get an IvyBridge processor if you update your motherboard BIOS.

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/P67A-G45--B3-.html#/?div=BIOS
 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Corsair ForceGT 120GB, C300 256GB + 64GB, 1TB ext External Windows 10 Pro [x64] Dell P2414H 
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Logitech Illuminated Keyboard Seasonic X-760 LianLi PC-9F Rev.USB3 Logitech G500 
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i7 7700K Asus Maximus IX Hero AMD Vega or GTX 1070 G.Skill DDR4 3600MHZ CL15 2x8GB 
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Windows 10 Pro x64 Dell P2414H (Looking for: 27", 1440p, HDR, 120Hz, IPS/VA Mo... Logitech G810 
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post #7 of 9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bloodcore View Post

You can get an IvyBridge processor if you update your motherboard BIOS.

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/P67A-G45--B3-.html#/?div=BIOS

O snaps good find, +rep for all.

Looks like I'll get the 3750k, it is close in terms of performance to the 2500k right?
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post #8 of 9
The 3570k is a little faster and cooler stock for stock. Overclocking is the same as always, depends on your setup and the chip's quality.
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I'm planning to upgrade my CPU which is i3 2100 to ivy bridge i7 3770k. Is it worth an upgrade? Any suggestion or recommendations? Thanks in advance.thumb.gif
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