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I found a cheap i5 system on Craigslist that I am considering buying for parts. System has an i5 750 with a P55A-UD3 (not the best P55 board) and 4GB XMS3 DDR3.

Would the CPU/MB/RAM combo be a worthwhile upgrade for my sig rig?

What kind of OC can I expect to see on the i5?
no if u only game and that too no more than 2 cards....
seriously if u want to upgrade wait for ivy bridge currently q9550 still is a pretty decent performer.......smile.gif
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Originally Posted by drBlahMan;11985484 
I've just gone the same route...upgraded from a Q9400 to the i5 760. Slight improvements here & there...just wanted updated hardware without spending too much cash. There is no loss in your decision as long you understand the move you are making & sure about it thumb.gif
This is my problem - I'm not sure of what improvement I would see when actually using the computer (thinking of getting a 760 as well). I can look at benchmarks in games and other things and see the improvement there, but I'll never know how much of an improvement I'd see unless I actually do the upgrade.

If I upgrade, I'll sell my CPU, Motherboard, RAM and GPU, and then buy replacements for all of them. Looking at a used i5-760, P55 board, 2x2GB 1600MHz DDR3, and a GTX 460 or similar. I'd probably have around £200 to spend, on top of what the components sell for.
post #23 of 26
The only situations that Ci5 750 would make a difference is a benchmarks like Cinebench and 3D Mark 06,SuprPi etc..

For everyday usage and especially gaming Ci5 750 and Q9550 perform on pair..

I would say save money either for Ci7 or SB if you want your upgrade to be worh it..

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Thanks for the info everyone and FYI I have decided to stick with the Q9550 for the time being.

I only want to upgrade the system's core components (CPU/MB/RAM) if there will be a noticeable increase in performance....
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if u really want to see performance boost(especially in games) then invest in a gpu....4 gb ram is enough for games except for some bad coded ports aka gta 4
no need to change mobo or ram.....and as told before q9550 ain't bad....
if u game mainly theres no reason to upgrade ur cpu....u wont notice that much performance difference..at least not with a single gpu......
Edited by ghost_z - 1/14/11 at 3:04pm
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It will be quite a while until an upgrade would net a significant and noticeable increase in performance if you don't benchmark or use professional programs.
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