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In my system specs, currently running 3570K @ 4.4ghz with 16GB DDR3 @ 1800. The motherboard does run 8x on each gpu but I've read that it doesn't give a huge performance upgrade to 16x, so with that in mind. What would be best cpu upgrade for my current motherboard?

Also Guessing ram speeds would help, maybe ddr3 2ghz?
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swiftech h320 Stripped Win 10 x64 15063 *M* SAMSUNG LS24F350 *S* LG 22MP48HQ 
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I don't believe that you'll benefit from a CPU upgrade. The only other CPU that is 'better' is the 3770K and only in tasks that utilize hyperthreading. In a gaming scenario, It's not worth it.
 
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Ah maybe I should get better cooling and push this chip more, upgrade the ram. Ah thanks!
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Dell M6400 ($90)
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HTC 10
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RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
2.8Ghz, CMY16GX3M2A2400C11R A-DATA SP900 2x ST2000DM001-1ER164 ASMedia® ASM1061 (External) 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
swiftech h320 Stripped Win 10 x64 15063 *M* SAMSUNG LS24F350 *S* LG 22MP48HQ 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair RM850w Corsair Obsidian 750D Corsair Harpoon RGB Fiio E7 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 Dell 076V94 (Intel Q43) Quadro FX 2700M 2x Samsung M471B5773CHS-CH9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WDC WD2500BJKT-75F4T0 TOSHIBA MQ01ACF032 HT-DT-ST DVD +-RW GS20N 2x Heat-pipe-sink + fans 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 10 x64 15063 Super Lite Edition 1440x900 @ 100hz Dell + Numpad 95w 
Mouse Pad
Dell Touchpad 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 [OC] Adreno 530 2x 2GB LPDDR4 32 GB eMMC Flash 
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Dell M6400 ($90)
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HTC 10
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RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
2.8Ghz, CMY16GX3M2A2400C11R A-DATA SP900 2x ST2000DM001-1ER164 ASMedia® ASM1061 (External) 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
swiftech h320 Stripped Win 10 x64 15063 *M* SAMSUNG LS24F350 *S* LG 22MP48HQ 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair RM850w Corsair Obsidian 750D Corsair Harpoon RGB Fiio E7 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 Dell 076V94 (Intel Q43) Quadro FX 2700M 2x Samsung M471B5773CHS-CH9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WDC WD2500BJKT-75F4T0 TOSHIBA MQ01ACF032 HT-DT-ST DVD +-RW GS20N 2x Heat-pipe-sink + fans 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 10 x64 15063 Super Lite Edition 1440x900 @ 100hz Dell + Numpad 95w 
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What are you trying to do that a i5 3570K running @ 4.4Ghz won't accomplish? Your only upgrade alternative on a LGA 1155 board is the i7 3770K and from the bench test of the two they seems way too close for you to buy one when you have the other.


http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/701?vs=551
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Ah maybe I should get better cooling and push this chip more, upgrade the ram. Ah thanks!

No problem! You won'r see any king of significant improvement from overclocking your CPU further though. You might get up to 4.6 - 4.7 Ghz but at 4.4Ghz, your CPU is already very quick. However, this is OCN and pushing it is what we do biggrin.gif

You won't benefit much from a RAM upgrade either. a 1866 ram kit with tight timings is going to perform better than a 2400 kit with looser timings. If you want RAM that you can tinker with, I'd recommend getting the 'Samsung Green'. It overclocks really well and you can bench it yourself at different speeds and different timings. But, given the RAM you already have, any performance gain wouldn't be noticeable unless you were benching it.
 
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128GB Crucial M4 Western Digital Green HDD Samsung F3 Samsung F2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Archive Sony Dual Layer DVD Corsair H80 Windows 7 Ultimate 64 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
LG IPS234V-PN - 23" LED LCD HDMI IPS Monitor LG Flatron 22" LCD W2243S Logitech Corsair HX850W 
CaseMouse
Corsair 600t Logitech 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570K Asus P8Z68-VGEN3 MSI HD 7850 8GB Geil Black Dragon 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Seagate  Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Acer 22" X222W  Corsair CX 750 
Case
Fractal Design Arc Midi 
CPUCPURAMRAM
X5650 X5650 Crucial Crucial 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770K @ 4.5Ghz MSI Z77A-GD65  Gigabyte Windforce 7950 16GB Corsair Vengeance  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
128GB Crucial M4 Western Digital Green HDD Samsung F3 Samsung F2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Archive Sony Dual Layer DVD Corsair H80 Windows 7 Ultimate 64 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
LG IPS234V-PN - 23" LED LCD HDMI IPS Monitor LG Flatron 22" LCD W2243S Logitech Corsair HX850W 
CaseMouse
Corsair 600t Logitech 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570K Asus P8Z68-VGEN3 MSI HD 7850 8GB Geil Black Dragon 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Seagate  Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Acer 22" X222W  Corsair CX 750 
Case
Fractal Design Arc Midi 
CPUCPURAMRAM
X5650 X5650 Crucial Crucial 
RAMRAMRAMRAM
Crucial Crucial Crucial Crucial 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate DVD RW Windows 10 32" Hannspree TV 
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