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Old 12-11-2010, 01:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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MY CURRENT SYSTEM LOOKING FOR AS CHEAP OF AN UPGRADE AS POSSIBLE I LIKE TO MULTITASK/PLAY GAMES/Video Encode/Recnder every so often.

I can get hold of an i3 530 CPU
& GA-H55M-S2H (rev. 1.0)

for 80!

That seems cheap to me, it's a real life mate, Would it be a worthwhile upgrade, ( also would it be a noticeable one) whilst keeping my other components and then selling my ram/cpu/board and buying 4GB of DDR3 Ram for 35?

I want a futureproof pc (My current lasted me 3 years) that I wont need to upgrade in a while.


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You should be OK with that, Josh.
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I'm just wondering if the i3 is good for gaming as multi-threaded games are going to be utilizing more than 2 cores soon. ( some already do)
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You will need DDR3 to go in that board, mate.
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You will need DDR3 to go in that board, mate.
yeah I know I've got 4GB of mushkin Silverline 1333mhz ram (2x2gb sticks) I just wanna know if it's a worthwhile upgrade and If it'll do video encoding well and gaming
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The i3 isn't that good for video encoding since it has HT.
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