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Phenom II X4 965 to i5 2500K worth the upgrade?

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It'll cost me about $350 for the CPU and mobo upgrade. I mostly play SC2 and it seems the i5 run a lot better than the PII 965.

What do you guys think?
post #2 of 31
i see why not. only need a new mobo and cpu smile.gif.

go for it thumb.gif
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I heard there's Ivy Bridge. What exactly is it and is it worth the wait?
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if u dont mind waiting 10-12 months.

or if ur not in a rush, bulldozer is about 2-3 months off.
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Seems like you won't see much of an upgrade from the switch. The i5 is definitely better, but I doubt the $300-$400 you'll be spending on a new CPU/Mobo is worth a few FPS gain.

Ivy Bridge is supposed to be the next gen of the LGA 1366 platform, no one knows much on it though.
    
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You currently have a solid gaming rig wait a few more months till a new revision of Sandy Bridge processors are released and Bulldozer is coming soon!
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post #7 of 31
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Looks like I'm going to wait then. I'm just a bit disappointed at how poorly my CPU runs SC2 since I mostly play 3v3s and 4v4s.
post #8 of 31
Bulldozer is 2-3 months off and there is a somewhat more direct upgrade path. Most of us expect it to be at least faster than Sandy Bridge LGA1155 both single and multithreaded.
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Originally Posted by xd_1771;12028608 
Bulldozer is 2-3 months off and there is a somewhat more direct upgrade path. Most of us expect it to be at least faster than Sandy Bridge LGA1155 both single and multithreaded.

I've been meaning to wait for Bulldozer, but I heard it wasn't going to be compatible with AM3 socket. Has this been confirmed?
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Originally Posted by AverageGai;12028615 
I've been meaning to wait for Bulldozer, but I heard it wasn't going to be compatible with AM3 socket. Has this been confirmed?

Definitely need AM3+ for BD; I believe this was confirmed a long time ago.
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