1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Upgrading from Q9400 to I5 2500K and a good MB for OC?

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by bobesko, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. bobesko New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2011
    Messages:
    67 (0.05/day)
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Iam planing to upgrade my pc and I wonder if its worth to upgrade from my current cpu, which probably is, and if I52500k will be enough for my Gpu not to be bottlenecked? And what about the mobo, I want to buy one for max. 100 Euro with good OC potential, should be from Asus or Gigabyte. Any advice?
  2. cadaveca

    cadaveca My name is Dave

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2006
    Messages:
    13,759 (4.54/day)
    Thanks Received:
    6,803
    Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
    Boards that support i5 2500k are not available on the market right now, and won't be for a few weeks yet, due to Intel recalling the P67 chipset.

    As such, noone will have an answer for you at this time.

    Yes, i5 2500k, should be enough cpu to support most VGAs on the market, might need an overclock if running multiple cards.
  3. Paulieg

    Paulieg The Mad Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2007
    Messages:
    11,912 (4.39/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,978
    Location:
    Wherever I can find the iron.
    Yeah, even if you can find a 1155 board, I wouldn't buy it now. Wait and buy one after the boards with the revised chipsets are available in April. If you need to have something now, buy a 1156 or 1366 board and cpu.
  4. rickss69

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2009
    Messages:
    2,431 (1.35/day)
    Thanks Received:
    604
    Location:
    Rockvale TN (Not Australia)
    From what I have seen/experienced the mb makes little difference. You can get a Biostar or similar off Amazon still and if the need ever arises you can rma it later. No sense going two months without...
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2011

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page