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#2098178 need advice on new cpu, mb and ram

Posted typographie on 27 November 2012 - 02:29 PM

If you're really using DDR3 RAM already (I thought LGA-775 was limited to DDR2?) then there may be no reason to buy new RAM. Well, aside from upgrading to 8 GB, of course.

Generally I don't think you can do much better in terms of performance-per-euro than an i5 system and a solid mid-range Z77 motherboard, so I think the parts you've picked out are an excellent choice. You may be able to save a bit of money with an i5-3450 and H77 or B75 motherboard, but of course that locks you out of the ability to overclock. Your video card may be holding you back a bit, but I think you could expect ~30 FPS at worst with any Ivy Bridge Core i5.