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Hi everyone I don't get around to changing builds that often, and that said may not even do one this year, but I have been kicking the idea around. The problem I keep coming to is my current config is very solid in everything I do at the moment. The i3 2120 imo is a fantastic chip....coming from Amd over to Intel it has shocked me, I was considering price to performance and going with an FX6350 or some other new architecture Amd with a healthy overclock for fun and multicore power but....is it worth it? I really have the want and should come on the means to complete a new build and hand the current one down, but without a clear plan of action I'm just running into a wall with the if it's not broken thing.....anyones experience or opinion much welcome and thanks thumb.gif
Edited by martyr187 - 6/24/13 at 8:06pm
    
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Something with 4 real cores would probably be better.2500k in what you have would be better.
Edited by Schmuckley - 6/25/13 at 4:14am
 
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If this is a gaming rig, and you're ready to upgrade, move up to something with more real execution cores. The i3 has been a good gaming CPU because of its high IPC, which is why it impressed you moving from AMD. Most recent games can't use more than the two cores on the i3, and since those are beefy cores, the i3 makes hay that even Phenom II X4's can't unless they're overclocked until they bleed.

That's about to change, though, with the new consoles going x86 and having eight-core CPU's. Coders are going to have to start writing for deeply multi-threaded CPU's, or their games are going to run like crap. If you plan on keeping your next upgrade for a while and do decide to go to AMD, get an FX-83x0; faster clock speeds and more cores than the lower-end Piledrivers, and for not that much more money. On the Intel side, any of the recent quad-core i5's or i7's should do well even with the next generation of games. You could take the suggestion already offered and put in a cheap used 2500K for a big boost, or buy a new 3570K for a little more performance. I wouldn't bother upgrading the mobo just to get a Haswell; it won't offer you much more than a 3570K will.
     
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Nice suggestions there, I hadn't took into account the x86 change in the home systems and what it could mean to Amd. Good point made there, so with that pointed out I think Ill wait. My board from what I read is not a very proficient overclocker, though that may have changed, so I think Ill keep the core of this setup as is for now. The most I will do is pick up a new gpu to keep me tided over until later. Thanks for the advice guys biggrin.gif
    
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