King Mustard, on 18 December 2012 - 07:53, said:
I have a Core i5-750 and want to upgrade my processor (I'll need a new motherboard, but that's fine).
I only think it's worth upgrading if the performance is doubled.
I wish to spend as little money as possible.
Can someone help me find some of the lowest cost CPUs that doubles the performance compared to my Core i5-750?
I will keep looking myself also, and edit this post if I find anything.
. My CPU scores 4,373. Looks like I'm looking for something like:
- Intel Core i7-2700K (£246)
- Intel Core i7-3770T (£238)
- Intel Core i7-3770S (£234)
- AMD FX-8350 Eight-Core (£156)
- Intel Core i7-3820 (£248)
- Intel Core i7-3770K (£249)
- Intel Xeon E3-1240 V2 (£202)
- Intel Core i7-3770 (£234)
They're all more expensive than I hoped, so I shall not be upgrading at this time.
Have you tried overclocking your current i5 ? You should be able to gain a considerable amount extra power from that alone, maybe not double but a fair bit
Free upgrades are cheaper than paid ones
EDIT - I`m blind
tsupersonic, on 01 January 2013 - 07:58, said:
I have the i7 860 (same generation/socket as your i5), and I was bit by the upgrade bug. I could upgrade to a Ivy Bridge i5 or i7, but it's really not worth getting new a CPU + motherboard. My next CPU, I want more power in a smaller power envelope. I built my computer fall '09, so it's been 3+ years, but it's still going strong. The only thing that's changed is an upgrade from GTX 260 to 560 Ti (free) + a newer SSD (since my POS OCZ Vertex failed 4 months in).
I would definitely look at OC'ing, if you can. It's easy, and if successful, it's a cheap alternative that'll make you keep your current setup. I had my setup tweaked to 3.8 - 4.2 GHz, and it ran stable.
eviljedi, on 01 January 2013 - 06:51, said:
If you haven't overclocked and wanted a cheap pefomance boost, you could buy a £20 - 30 cooler and get the i5 750 up to 4ghz.