Question any value in upgrading to any of these processors?

leanardo22

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Current System

i5 @ 650 (LGA1156 SOCKET) MSI MOTHERBOARD
ati radeon 7750 1gb ram
8 gb ram DDR3 10600

only modernish game i play is dayz standalone and can comfortably run it on 1280 x 720 on med/high settings and on 1680 on poor/low settings

any of these processors (below )worth sticking in machine to get another year or 2 out of my system had it for nearly 10 years now and the only issues i have had with it is crappy windows 10 messing up my drivers and not reading some old hardware had one hard drive replacement after a failure and updated the gpu few years back.

i3 @ 560 - £10
i5 @ 750 - £!0
i5 @ 670 - £!5
i5 @ 760 - £15
i5 @ 680 - £20

i7 @ 860 - £35
i7 @ 870 - £48
i7 - 875k - £68

best value on any of these processors or just learn to overclock the i5 @ 650 until the pc dies

I do not game much and dayz is the only application i use that currently eats all my ram and had to fine tune windows 10 to run it without any lag.
 

leanardo22

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DayZ calls for an i5-4430 as a minimum so if you did upgrade to the i7-870 it would only be slightly below that - i7-870 vs i5-4430

So it may work out to get some extra life out of it on the cheap. That GPU is your biggest holdback, if you can score an older gpu like the 750 ti it will be considerably better, near double - 750 ti vs 7750
ya i agree about the gpu that's why i was surprised it could just about play the game responsively before i watched some guides on youtube for windows 10 optimization for dayz which made it very playable on poor/low settings at 1680 x1050

750 ti (refurb) is around £45/50 i wasn't really looking to spend much on this old system if dayz was unplayable or too laggy i would of attempted my first new system build from scratch.

If i played more titles or was gaming over 15 hours a week on average i would definitely of purchased a better gpu and power supply by now
 

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