Question cpu upgrade

Pedro sachez

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hey i havean i3 3240 i want to upgrade to i5 3330 is the upgrade worth it ? or should i go for something more modern? i play only league of legends. or i should just get a 9th gen i5 and save up.
 

Mattp2017

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hey i havean i3 3240 i want to upgrade to i5 3330 is the upgrade worth it ? or should i go for something more modern? i play only league of legends. or i should just get a 9th gen i5 and save up.
I would say it's not worth it. If that is the only game you play are you not getting the performance you want in it? What is your GPU?
Keep in mind a 9th gen uses the LGA1151 socket so you would need a new motherboard and ram as well.
 

Pedro sachez

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I would say it's not worth it. If that is the only game you play are you not getting the performance you want in it? What is your GPU?
Keep in mind a 9th gen uses the LGA1151 socket so you would need a new motherboard and ram as well.
Gpu is a rx560 4gb you see i like to record my gameplay or stream i want above 120fps average while doing that
 
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I watched on youtube regarding this, if you have dell optiplex and having i3, It's good to upgrade it to i5 or i7 with same generation to make sure it's supported by dell's motherboard.
 

Pedro sachez

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I watched on youtube regarding this, if you have dell optiplex and having i3, It's good to upgrade it to i5 or i7 with same generation to make sure it's supported by dell's motherboard.
is it worth upgrading my psu and add more ram i currently have 4 gb im thinking of buying corsair 8gb kit ddr3 since im planning to use this system for the next 2to 3 years
 
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If you want a pc that lasts for maybe 2-3 years then get lga 1156, for lga 1156 get a p55 motherboard since those overclock better and for cpu get x3450 or x3470 and you can overclock it via baseclock to around maybe 200 ish bclk once you raise the qpi voltage and if you get a mobo that has unlocked uncore ratio and voltage then expect higher overclocks since uncore is what makes lga 1156 harder and more unstable to oc from what ive heard, if you want a more efficient pc then go for lga 1155, for lga 1155 get a xeon e3 1230 or 1240 v2 they are more efficient than lga 1156 and more efficient then sandy bridge but they cant overclock (and please dont get the 1220 cpus they have no hyperthreading and some of them might not even have 4 cores ), good if you want minimal power draw, if you want a really long lasting pc that will last 5-10 years that is somewhat efficient and has a <Mod Edit> of cores then get lga 2011-3 (or was it 2011-1? Just get x99 is what im trying to say),for 2011-3 (x99) get a cheap chinese ddr3 compatible x99 motherboard (with quad or dual channel support that is mentioned in the listing because sometimes these boards only come with single channel and to verify how many channels an x99 mobo has use aida64 atleast thats what i heard) and a xeon e5 2678 v3 for the cpu because it has 12 cores and also should be turbo unlockable (meaning you can run all cores on full turbo speed, the proccess can be complicated but there are guides) plus x99 can support alot of ram like 256gb for single socket and maybe 512gb for dual socket, and this is if it has extra dimm slots per memory channel (use ecc ddr3 instead of ddr4 because ddr4 is expensive and detracts the value of 2011-3/x99) a setup like this will last for many years, especially the dual socket ones with up to 36 cores (im mentioning a 12 core one because its only 50-70$ whereas the 18 core ones go for 300$-700$+ specifically the e5 2699a v3 because thats the only 18 core supports ddr3 from what ive heard), those are my recomendations for a long lasting pc
 
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