Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › Upgrade or not to upgrade?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Upgrade or not to upgrade?

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
So here is my situation.
I want to be ready for new games and current games that i can barely run (like gothic 4 (30fps @ max).
Look @ my siggy for current specs.

Was thinking of upgrading to this :

-Intel Core i5 2500 Boxed
-Asus P8H67-M Pro
-GeIL Black Dragon GB34GB1600C8DC
-Zalman CNPS9900NT green led

But will it be worth it or do you guys have a better suggestion?

Thanks in advance,

-XeloX

Edit : bonus question lol, will my psu handle it?
Edited by XeloX - 2/9/11 at 3:05pm
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i5 3570k @ 4.6Ghz MSI Z77A-GD65 XFX HD6970 MSI HD6950 Twin Frozr III 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Geill black dragon 1337Mhz 4x4GB Samsung 830 SSD - 256GB OEM Blu-ray player Thermaltake water 2.0 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Professional 64bit LG D2343P-BN 3D 23" x3 eyefinity Novatech PowerStation Black Edition 1000W Zalman Z11 Plus - Blue 
MouseAudio
Logitech sidewinder X8 @4000dpi Logitech X530 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i5 3570k @ 4.6Ghz MSI Z77A-GD65 XFX HD6970 MSI HD6950 Twin Frozr III 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Geill black dragon 1337Mhz 4x4GB Samsung 830 SSD - 256GB OEM Blu-ray player Thermaltake water 2.0 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Professional 64bit LG D2343P-BN 3D 23" x3 eyefinity Novatech PowerStation Black Edition 1000W Zalman Z11 Plus - Blue 
MouseAudio
Logitech sidewinder X8 @4000dpi Logitech X530 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 22
Thread Starter 
Come on guys, i know you like doing this.
Or did i request this in the wrong forum?
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i5 3570k @ 4.6Ghz MSI Z77A-GD65 XFX HD6970 MSI HD6950 Twin Frozr III 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Geill black dragon 1337Mhz 4x4GB Samsung 830 SSD - 256GB OEM Blu-ray player Thermaltake water 2.0 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Professional 64bit LG D2343P-BN 3D 23" x3 eyefinity Novatech PowerStation Black Edition 1000W Zalman Z11 Plus - Blue 
MouseAudio
Logitech sidewinder X8 @4000dpi Logitech X530 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i5 3570k @ 4.6Ghz MSI Z77A-GD65 XFX HD6970 MSI HD6950 Twin Frozr III 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Geill black dragon 1337Mhz 4x4GB Samsung 830 SSD - 256GB OEM Blu-ray player Thermaltake water 2.0 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Professional 64bit LG D2343P-BN 3D 23" x3 eyefinity Novatech PowerStation Black Edition 1000W Zalman Z11 Plus - Blue 
MouseAudio
Logitech sidewinder X8 @4000dpi Logitech X530 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 22
It looks good. Your PSU will handle that without a problem.

I would consider a different cooler, personally. Not a big fan of ZALMAN.
Intellect v2
(9 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-6700K Processor ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII HERO LGA1151 DDR4 M.2 SAT... EVGA GTX 1080 SC ACX 3.0 Crucial Ballistix Sport 32GB DDR4 2400 MT/s (PC... 
CoolingKeyboardPowerCase
Noctua NH-D15 Das Keyboard 4 Professional (Brown) Corsair AX860 Fractal Design Define R5 
Mouse
MIONIX NAOS 7000 
  hide details  
Reply
Intellect v2
(9 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-6700K Processor ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII HERO LGA1151 DDR4 M.2 SAT... EVGA GTX 1080 SC ACX 3.0 Crucial Ballistix Sport 32GB DDR4 2400 MT/s (PC... 
CoolingKeyboardPowerCase
Noctua NH-D15 Das Keyboard 4 Professional (Brown) Corsair AX860 Fractal Design Define R5 
Mouse
MIONIX NAOS 7000 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 22
My system runs most games fine at 1080p....even Metro wasn't that much of a challenge for it.... obviously not max'd but it's butter smooth.

Don't get a zalman cooler, they might've been ok back in the day but now there's much better value for money.
Something
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 @ 3.6 w/ 1.4v Gigabyte EP35 DS3R Asus DirectCU II GTX 580 Patriot Extreme Performance 2x1gb 800mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD Black 2 TB Windows 7 64bit Samsung Syncmaster BX2350 + 42' LG LCD Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair TX650 V2 HAF 932 Death Adder 3.5g, G9x, Naga 2012 
  hide details  
Reply
Something
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 @ 3.6 w/ 1.4v Gigabyte EP35 DS3R Asus DirectCU II GTX 580 Patriot Extreme Performance 2x1gb 800mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD Black 2 TB Windows 7 64bit Samsung Syncmaster BX2350 + 42' LG LCD Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair TX650 V2 HAF 932 Death Adder 3.5g, G9x, Naga 2012 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 22
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Plex View Post
It looks good. Your PSU will handle that without a problem.

I would consider a different cooler, personally. Not a big fan of ZALMAN.
Thanks for the reply,

Well thats good news, i was wondering however if the perfomance gain (mainly in games) will be noticable with the upgrade?
Can you suggest a different cooler? I looked at several reviews and this one seems to be running @ the lowest temperature.
Last but not least, Should i go for the 2500k instead of the 2500? I am running on air cooling and i have read that the 2500 overclocks pretty well on its own without the unlocked multiplier.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i5 3570k @ 4.6Ghz MSI Z77A-GD65 XFX HD6970 MSI HD6950 Twin Frozr III 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Geill black dragon 1337Mhz 4x4GB Samsung 830 SSD - 256GB OEM Blu-ray player Thermaltake water 2.0 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Professional 64bit LG D2343P-BN 3D 23" x3 eyefinity Novatech PowerStation Black Edition 1000W Zalman Z11 Plus - Blue 
MouseAudio
Logitech sidewinder X8 @4000dpi Logitech X530 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i5 3570k @ 4.6Ghz MSI Z77A-GD65 XFX HD6970 MSI HD6950 Twin Frozr III 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Geill black dragon 1337Mhz 4x4GB Samsung 830 SSD - 256GB OEM Blu-ray player Thermaltake water 2.0 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Professional 64bit LG D2343P-BN 3D 23" x3 eyefinity Novatech PowerStation Black Edition 1000W Zalman Z11 Plus - Blue 
MouseAudio
Logitech sidewinder X8 @4000dpi Logitech X530 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 22
Don't you wanna get a "K" version?
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Pentium E5400 G31TM-P31 (MS-7529) NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 Kingston (generic 6-6-6-18 @ 400mhz) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 250GB (ST3250318AS) Liteon CD/DVD-RW x22 Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Ubuntu 10.10 x86 / Windows 7 Ultimate x86 Dual-... 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer X193HQ Genius KB 110 Corsair HX450 Something Generic 
MouseMouse Pad
Genius Netscroll 120 $4 Mousepad from CD-R King 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Pentium E5400 G31TM-P31 (MS-7529) NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 Kingston (generic 6-6-6-18 @ 400mhz) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 250GB (ST3250318AS) Liteon CD/DVD-RW x22 Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Ubuntu 10.10 x86 / Windows 7 Ultimate x86 Dual-... 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer X193HQ Genius KB 110 Corsair HX450 Something Generic 
MouseMouse Pad
Genius Netscroll 120 $4 Mousepad from CD-R King 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 22
That 520Watt PSU Won't take that, It can barely support that 5850 As is, you should think about upgrading to a 700Watt Power Supply, That leaves room for future upgrades and you will not see much FPS Differences Probably Just 2-3 Constant FPS Increase
post #8 of 22
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by charlie97 View Post
That 520Watt PSU Won't take that, It can barely support that 5850 As is, you should think about upgrading to a 700Watt Power Supply, That leaves room for future upgrades and you will not see much FPS Differences Probably Just 2-3 Constant FPS Increase
Damn, well that seems kinda not worth spending the 500 euro's (give or take) on then.
Maybe i should go for a different motherboard and gpu + 2nd 5850 instead?
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i5 3570k @ 4.6Ghz MSI Z77A-GD65 XFX HD6970 MSI HD6950 Twin Frozr III 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Geill black dragon 1337Mhz 4x4GB Samsung 830 SSD - 256GB OEM Blu-ray player Thermaltake water 2.0 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Professional 64bit LG D2343P-BN 3D 23" x3 eyefinity Novatech PowerStation Black Edition 1000W Zalman Z11 Plus - Blue 
MouseAudio
Logitech sidewinder X8 @4000dpi Logitech X530 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i5 3570k @ 4.6Ghz MSI Z77A-GD65 XFX HD6970 MSI HD6950 Twin Frozr III 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Geill black dragon 1337Mhz 4x4GB Samsung 830 SSD - 256GB OEM Blu-ray player Thermaltake water 2.0 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Professional 64bit LG D2343P-BN 3D 23" x3 eyefinity Novatech PowerStation Black Edition 1000W Zalman Z11 Plus - Blue 
MouseAudio
Logitech sidewinder X8 @4000dpi Logitech X530 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 22
Quote:
Well thats good news, i was wondering however if the perfomance gain (mainly in games) will be noticable with the upgrade?
Yeah, it will be noticeable. That's a pretty good jump.

Quote:
Can you suggest a different cooler? I looked at several reviews and this one seems to be running @ the lowest temperature.
How much do you want to spend on your cooler? We can go all way from the CM Hyper 212+ to the Noctua NH-D14/Thermalright Silver Arrow.

Quote:
Last but not least, Should i go for the 2500k instead of the 2500? I am running on air cooling and i have read that the 2500 overclocks pretty well on its own without the unlocked multiplier.
If you want to overclock at all, then yes. You definitely want the K version. (get the K version, really, it's worth it)
Intellect v2
(9 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-6700K Processor ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII HERO LGA1151 DDR4 M.2 SAT... EVGA GTX 1080 SC ACX 3.0 Crucial Ballistix Sport 32GB DDR4 2400 MT/s (PC... 
CoolingKeyboardPowerCase
Noctua NH-D15 Das Keyboard 4 Professional (Brown) Corsair AX860 Fractal Design Define R5 
Mouse
MIONIX NAOS 7000 
  hide details  
Reply
Intellect v2
(9 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-6700K Processor ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII HERO LGA1151 DDR4 M.2 SAT... EVGA GTX 1080 SC ACX 3.0 Crucial Ballistix Sport 32GB DDR4 2400 MT/s (PC... 
CoolingKeyboardPowerCase
Noctua NH-D15 Das Keyboard 4 Professional (Brown) Corsair AX860 Fractal Design Define R5 
Mouse
MIONIX NAOS 7000 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by XeloX View Post
Thanks for the reply,

Well thats good news, i was wondering however if the perfomance gain (mainly in games) will be noticable with the upgrade?
Can you suggest a different cooler? I looked at several reviews and this one seems to be running @ the lowest temperature.
Last but not least, Should i go for the 2500k instead of the 2500? I am running on air cooling and i have read that the 2500 overclocks pretty well on its own without the unlocked multiplier.
What resolution do you play at? I would assume that in most cases your video card is the limiting factor, not the Q6600. I think you'd see greater improvement from an upgraded video card.

As for coolers, the best I know of for air without regards to quiet is the prolimatech megahalems.

Yes, you should go for the 2500k instead of the 2500 if you want some free performance. Overcloking is very easy, and you can overclock A LOT on air cooling typically with this CPU.
System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2500k Asrock P67 Extreme6 HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 x2 Gigabyte GV-R5876P-2GD-B G.Skill Ripjaws 1333 4GB x 4 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
OCZ RevoDrive x2 240GB Windows 7 x64 Ultimate 6x 23" Samsung MD230 (MD230x6) Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antech HCP-1200 Little Devil PC-V8 Logitech G700 Belkin Gel 
  hide details  
Reply
System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2500k Asrock P67 Extreme6 HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 x2 Gigabyte GV-R5876P-2GD-B G.Skill Ripjaws 1333 4GB x 4 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
OCZ RevoDrive x2 240GB Windows 7 x64 Ultimate 6x 23" Samsung MD230 (MD230x6) Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antech HCP-1200 Little Devil PC-V8 Logitech G700 Belkin Gel 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel - General
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › Upgrade or not to upgrade?