if you plan overclocking i guess yes otherwise i dont see a reason to upgrade from one corei5 to another core i5 for 0-10% performance gain in games,adamosmakiI do plan on overclocking,at least to 4.2 GHz.
Your i5-2310 is not bottlenecking your 7950. 04dcarraher
Pretty sure it is. CPU is under constant 95%-99%, while the 7950 rarely breaks 60% under stock clocks, and it's normmaly around 50%.