Originally Posted by staryoshi;13211425
Short answer: Yes.
An i3 530 should surpass 4Ghz as well. I'd shoot for 4.4Ghz, but that's just me
You may see higher framerates with higher-end processors depending on the game/application, but it won't be a significant bottleneck for such a system.
Well I was considering grabbing this:http://www.newegg.com/Special/ShellShocker.aspx?cm_sp=ShellShocker-_-13-131-599-_-04202011
Then an i3. Probably a GTX 460 shortly after along with a new PSU before I get a quad. Just wanna switch off this dirty AMD system and get back with Intel... but don't want to spend $400 switching to Sandy Bridge and have nothing left over if the i3 can hold me off just fine for a while.
Think I'd regret getting the i3 over an i5 2500k for the SLI GTX 460s? I plan on playing the same games I am right now in about a year, except BF3, I'll be playing that.
Currently I'm playing BF BC2, APB:Reloaded, and Age of Conan regularly.