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Worth the jump to H55?

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I thinking of making the jump to 1156, and someone I know has this board http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130271 and 4 GBs of ram for dirt cheap. I was thinking of getting a i5 760 for it.

Is it worth the investment over my current setup?
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Well it is a substantial jump in power but overall you may not notice much of a difference.Now if you're like me and enjoy overclocking and would like something new then by all means do it.I had a q9650 before moving to an i5 750,which wasn't a huge jump in power at all but it was still worth it to me to have a new cpu and platform to play with
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I think the general consensus is that it's not worth it to jump from a quad 775 to an 1156. Going to an 1155 setup, on the other hand...
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Your Q9300 Quad core processor from Intel is suffice enough to play games and rendering stuff. However if you want to upgrade, get a sandy bridge because it cost the same and the performance better than the current LGA 1156 Setup. Integrated gpu likewise.
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