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    Default From Q9400 to 3570K

    My current three year old build is as follows:

    GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX
    Q9400 @ 3.30 GHz
    8gb ram (two kits of mixed but closely matched ram (4x2gb))
    Crucial M4 128gb SSD
    eVGA GT 460 1gb vid card
    Antec 500w Earthwatts PSU
    (other components)

    I'm considering this:

    GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H
    i5 3570k processor
    8gb Corsair ram
    (same case, psu, vid card from previous)

    What kind of boost in raw speed and responsiveness should I expect? Worth an upgrade from the P45 chipset. I game (fps, WoW) and edit photos (lightroom). No video editing for the most part as of yet. For those that have made this kind of upgrade what are your thoughts? Would you do it again?

    Thanks,

    Brent

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    Default Re: From Q9400 to 3570K

    I noticed a huge jump going from my old q9650 to i7-920 (x58 chipset). I also noticed a little difference going to z77x with the 3770k. The new cpu and chipset is more fun to play around with and easier to overclock.

    The biggest improvement would have to be getting a ssd. That hdd biggest bottle neck in the whole system. ssd's are cheap now, I was glancing at the OCZ vertex 4 and its little less then 1$ per GB. Other wise I would recommend getting the Corsair force GT.
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    Default Re: From Q9400 to 3570K

    Quote Originally Posted by Acebmxer View Post
    I noticed a huge jump going from my old q9650 to i7-920 (x58 chipset). I also noticed a little difference going to z77x with the 3770k. The new cpu and chipset is more fun to play around with and easier to overclock.

    The biggest improvement would have to be getting a ssd. That hdd biggest bottle neck in the whole system. ssd's are cheap now, I was glancing at the OCZ vertex 4 and its little less then 1$ per GB. Other wise I would recommend getting the Corsair force GT.
    Yeah, the SSD I have in the Crucial M4, but even with a SATA 3 (6Gb/s) add-on card I think it's still behind held back by not having it natively in the chipset.

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    you will,the intel sata3 ports are the fastest/reliable,even better now that raid 0 and trim is supported,plus you can take advantage of lucid virtu mvp which will give you a big boost in performance by combining the 8800gts with the built in igpu in games
    Gigabyte z77x UP4-TH F11c Modded Bios
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    Razer Lycosa Keyboard
    Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers
    Lite-On iHAS124-19 24x Sata DVDRW
    K-World Hybrid DVB-T 210SE Digital T.V Card
    L.G E2260V L.E.D 1920x1080 Monitor
    Xfx Pro 750w silver rated Psu 80+
    Fractal Arc Midi Case

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    Default Re: From Q9400 to 3570K

    Quote Originally Posted by wazza300 View Post
    you will,the intel sata3 ports are the fastest/reliable,even better now that raid 0 and trim is supported,plus you can take advantage of lucid virtu mvp which will give you a big boost in performance by combining the 8800gts with the built in igpu in games
    Finally updated my sig a bit. I have an 460, but the Virtu MVP should still help. Wonder if you put the LCD into the MB DVI or the 460.

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    yes it will still help,it works with any graphic card,kinda like a mini sli/xfire,idk but the motherboard manual will tell you if you use the onboard port or the graphic card,keep your m4 aswell,it will run at full speeds on the ud5h
    Gigabyte z77x UP4-TH F11c Modded Bios
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    Samsung Green(MV-3V4G3D/US) 8GB @2133mhz 9-10-10-21-1t 1.55v
    Thermalright Silver Arrow Cpu Cooler
    1xSamsung 840 pro 256 Gb SSD windows 8.1 pro 64bit
    1xSamsung f4 HD204UI 2tb hard drive Storage
    Powercolor 7970 3gb V3 @1150mhz core/1700mhz mem,1.150v Accelero aftermarket air cooler 55c max
    Razer Lycosa Keyboard
    Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers
    Lite-On iHAS124-19 24x Sata DVDRW
    K-World Hybrid DVB-T 210SE Digital T.V Card
    L.G E2260V L.E.D 1920x1080 Monitor
    Xfx Pro 750w silver rated Psu 80+
    Fractal Arc Midi Case

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    http://www.youtube.com/user/warren304#p/u Visit Me On Youtube

    Lots Of Gaming Videos With X58 Ud5 System And Gpu On My Youtube Channel!!
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    Default Re: From Q9400 to 3570K

    Quote Originally Posted by Kranky View Post
    Finally updated my sig a bit. I have an 460, but the Virtu MVP should still help. Wonder if you put the LCD into the MB DVI or the 460.
    To use the Virtu MVP you need to have your monitor connected to the GPU, but the IGPU must be enabled.
    Main Rig
    Gigabyte z87x-OC
    Haswell i7 4770k - 4.7Ghz @ 1.330v LLC Extreme (L310B492)
    G.Skill F3-1700CL9D-8GBXM DDR3-2133mhz 9-11-10-28 1.65v @ 2800mhz 12-14-14-35 1.7v
    Samsung Green 8GB 2x4GB MV-3V4G3D/US DDR3 1.3v 30nn @ 2200Mhz 11-11-11-32 1.60v
    Sapphire ATI HD 7970 3GB clocked 1200MHz @ 1.181v.
    HiS ATI HD 6950
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot Drive) on Intel sata3 controller port0
    Corsair Force GT 120 GB Sata3 SSD on Intel sata3 controller port1
    Samsung 320GB HD322GJ 7200 RPM 16M cache on Intel sata3 controller port2
    Sony Optiarc DVD-RW AD-7240S on Intel sata3 controller port5
    CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX PSU
    Swiftech MCP655-B Pump
    EK Supremacy Cpu Block
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