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Current setup:

AMD a6-3650 with a 10% OC
8GB ram
6950 graphics card
SSD
etc etc

I was thinking of upgrading to a 3570k(since micro center has them for a good price). How much faster will this cpu be than my current setup?
I use it mostly for everyday tasks with a few hours of gaming a week. I realize haswell is coming out soon but I wanted to pickup this cpu while it was still on sale(if its worth the upgrade). I don't think MC will discount haswell for a few months.
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Pretty large to be honest from your current setup.
 
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I had a Sandy Bridge i5 PC until last week until I got my current PC, everything else is so much faster.
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Originally Posted by Mhill2029 View Post

Pretty large to be honest from your current setup.

Any way to put a number on that? smile.gif I.e. 60% improvement? Just trying to figure if its worth my $$$ or if I want to wait for 2nd gen haswell or next AMD chips, etc.
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Also what MB do you guys recommend for around $150 from microcenter for a 3570k?
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pretty much any motherboard with a good dedicated graphics card and a 3570k is going to be a mass improvement. you can also look at amd's 6300 and above cpu's to.

if your on a tight budget, go with a 6300 and a 970 mobo. if you can spurge abit ,go with a 3570k and a z77 mobo. i would lean toward the one that allows you to get the best vcard you can.
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pretty much any motherboard with a good dedicated graphics card and a 3570k is going to be a mass improvement. you can also look at amd's 6300 and above cpu's to.

if your on a tight budget, go with a 6300 and a 970 mobo. if you can spurge abit ,go with a 3570k and a z77 mobo. i would lean toward the one that allows you to get the best vcard you can.

I was planning on using my current ATI HD 6950 in my next setup as well.
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Originally Posted by fiveoh50 View Post

I was planning on using my current ATI HD 6950 in my next setup as well.

The 6950 is still a decent card, i'd get a better CPU now while you can afford it and get a better card later (8950/8970?)

The a6 3650 is fairly slow for games, especially for single core performance (in comparison to the 3570k)
Honestly don't even worry about "if it's worth it" just jump for it and go because you will notice quite a bit in games.

Not sure on their pricing at MC, but I'd suggest a Gigabyte Z77x-D3H or a Z77x-UD3H (the latter being better marginally).
You're right in thinking Haswell won't be on sale for a while, that and it's not a massive performance increase really (from a 3570k).
 
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post #9 of 20
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The 6950 is still a decent card, i'd get a better CPU now while you can afford it and get a better card later (8950/8970?)

The a6 3650 is fairly slow for games, especially for single core performance (in comparison to the 3570k)
Honestly don't even worry about "if it's worth it" just jump for it and go because you will notice quite a bit in games.

Not sure on their pricing at MC, but I'd suggest a Gigabyte Z77x-D3H or a Z77x-UD3H (the latter being better marginally).
You're right in thinking Haswell won't be on sale for a while, that and it's not a massive performance increase really (from a 3570k).

HAH! I Was just looking at MBs at MC and had the Z77X-D3H in my cart. smile.gif Looks like im going with that and a 3570k. Thanks for the advice/suggestions everyone!
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your card has alittle age on it,but should be fine for gaming. you might just have to lower setting's with newer games. alot depends on your budget. the 3570k is a great chip,but like i said, a amd can get the job done just as well. you can pick up a 6300 for around $130 and a 970 mobo for around $90. with intel your looking around $300. chioce is yours
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