I use my PC (8 GB RAM, GeForce 560 1 GB) for gaming and light video editing.
There are currently only 10x LGA 1156/Socket H CPUs on eBay UK, so the second-hand market is a pointless avenue.
I would need a new motherboard if I was to upgrade to Sandy Bridge or Ivy Bridge (both, I believe, newer than mine).
However, not including the motherboard cost, the CPUs alone that can rival the performance of my current CPU are rather expensive considering the negligible performance increase:
My CPU PassMark score: 4,373. CPUs beating that, such as the i3 3225 Ivy Bridge, are £110+ and even that CPU only scores 4,406.
So I would realistically need to spend £150 (CPU) + £50 (motherboard) to get a CPU performance increase of over 10%.
Also, I would likely need new RAM?
So unless I'm mistaken (I'm only here for confirmation I guess), is it worth me upgrading?