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Build Advice Upgrade AMD Phenom II 720 to Intel 2500K?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by DarkBanana, 24 Sep 2011.

  1. DarkBanana

    DarkBanana New Member

    6 May 2009
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    I was just wondering if it will be worth upgrading from the AMD Phenom II 720 to Intel 2500K.

    Admittedly I don't need to upgrade but I kinda feel the upgrade bug. It has been 2 years since I've done anything to my computer after all :p so my current plan is:

    Plan A
    Get the 2500K and a mATX motherboard. Keep all other components and in a couple of months time, get a SFF case. I've always wanted a SFF computer and I'll be moving house so a small computer would be really helpful.

    Plan B
    Overclock the 720. I've applied a small overclock without increasing the voltage or changing the stock cooler. I know a proper overclock would give a nice performance boost but if I will end up getting the 2500K (or something like it) eventually, seem like I can just leapfrog ahead.

    I also briefly considered just upgrading the processor but I don't really think any of the AM3s are worth it. Wondering what peoples thoughts on the matter are.

    Current rig:
    AMD Phenom II 720 BE @ 2.8 GHz (Just increased the multiplier)
    4GB DDR3 RAM
    ATI 4700HD
    MSI 770 C45
  2. chrismarkham1982

    chrismarkham1982 Well-Known Member

    1 Apr 2010
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    In short, if you have an am3 (not an am3+) then there is only one answer if you have the upgrade bug and can afford it.....YES

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