This is my current system:
CPU: Phenom II x4 B50 OC to 3.6ghz.
Motherboard: I can´t remember the model but it only supports DDR2
GPU: Radeon HD 6870
PSU: Thermaltake Tr2 600w
I´m thinking about upgrade my CPU and motherboard, some friends suggested me to buy a I7 3770, but I think that a I5 3570 will be fine for me (normally I only play WoW and SC2 1920 x 1080), this also implies that I can upgrade to DDR3. I don´t want to spend a lot of money if isn´t neccesary, i have around $500 to spend on this.
So guys what do you think.
Which CPU should I buy? I7, I5 or check for an AMD equivalent?
This new CPU are going to require an aftermarket cooler?
I´m going to notice a better performance compared to my current system? or I should spend my money on something else, maybe some giant pony doll?.
Thank you in advance.