i5 2500k question

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#1 Posted by sirk1264 (5569 posts) -
I'm looking to upgrade my CPU from a phenom II x6 1055t. I was looking at an i5 2500k on microcenters website since one is near me and the price is 160 for a new one. Is the 2500k still a good buy or should I spend 30 dollars more and get the 3570k? I don't know how big of a difference it is between the 2. Also, I know I will need a new mobo so don't really need help with that.
#2 Posted by 04dcarraher (19685 posts) -

I wouldnt even bother upgrading the cpu, hold out until Intel's new socket/cpu and or AMD's piledriver to see what they offer. I would instead pick up 8gb of faster memory and retire that 5870.

#3 Posted by sirk1264 (5569 posts) -

I wouldnt even bother upgrading the cpu, hold out until Intel's new socket/cpu and or AMD's piledriver to see what they offer. I would instead pick up 8gb of faster memory and retire that 5870.

04dcarraher
Yea I would like to upgrade that as well but holding off to see what the HD 8000 series offers.
#4 Posted by MonsieurX (30474 posts) -
Not worth it,considering you'd need a new mobo as well,so that's at least 300$ for both