Is upgrading from an i3 2120 to an i5 2400 a good upgrade for gaming with a GTX 970?

whufc12

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Hi guys, question says it all really, i wont be overclocking either. My current motherboard is a Dell 0GDG8Y, H61 Chipset.

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It's a pretty good upgrade, but do you already have the 970? Dell cases can be dificult to work with, and are you sure your powersupply has enough extra power?
Have you checked to make sure your motherboard supports that CPU as well?
 

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Okcnaline : I dont plan on spending much more on my PC as i have just bought the GTX 970 and a new PSU, i'd rather stick to what i have. Would you recommend the 15 2500k instead?

James Mason : I already have the GTX its in my case a working, but the CPU is bottlenecking it, thats why im looking to upgrade my CPU. Yep the socket on my mobo is LGA 1155.

Razvan_mz : Would you recommend a certain one?
 

whufc12

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whats the real difference between the 2500 and the 3570?

 

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Is the 3570k not ivybridge? I need sandybridge, sorry i dont really know much when it gets to this bit
 

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It's newer, better single core performance, better clock speeds, it's just a better Cpu, you should have upgraded the cpu first, you should have read up about the 970 too, such a powerful card needs a lot more than a low end i3 to run properly.
 

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So what about the 2500k?

 

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yes. i5-2400. I tried to find some specs for the motherboard, but this is the max cpu that I see compatible. it's still good compared to a new one like 4460, slight improvements were made over generation, but not that huge to just change the mb+cpu. =793&cmp[]=2230]http://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare.php?cmp[]=793&cmp[]=2230
 

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Why will I HAVE to upgrade to a newer one?
 

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It does make sense since the second gen i5's are still very powerfull and much more affordable.
 

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