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#21staticxtreme5Posted 10/23/2013 6:35:47 PM
Snickleseed posted...
staticxtreme5 posted...
Due you think*


NO. We are raising a generation of illiterates.


It was a joke, dude.
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#22Black_King945Posted 10/23/2013 6:41:10 PM
The real question is why it's running Vista still, I would get a decent OS before looking too far into things.
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#23ShubPosted 10/23/2013 6:44:03 PM
Black_King945 posted...
The real question is why it's running Vista still, I would get a decent OS before looking too far into things.


Meh, Vista SP2 is fine.
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#24Links_Big_KeyPosted 10/23/2013 7:10:05 PM
Just get a new card and save the CPU/Mobo money for a future upgrade.

That 2500K is going to perform just as well in gaming as anything else you can get with your budget. Since AMD quit trying in the CPU market, Intel has had no reason to dramatically surpass Sandy Bridge...and they haven't. I seriously doubt they do next year either, but that will be the first time you should even consider upgrading the CPU IMO.

If you need a new GPU really soon for a new upcoming game you might be excited about, I would advise a 7970 for $299 (less after rebate) or a 7950 for $199 (less after rebate) both options also come with three free games from AMD's Never Settle Gold Tier.

The prices fluctuate almost daily on these cards, so it may be slightly higher than what I quoted, but you shouldn't have to wait long to get them at that price.

The reason I recommend AMD right now is because the bang for your buck is far greater than what Nvidia is offering from their 700 series, which is seriously overpriced.

If you want to splurge on the biggest and the best, reviews are supposedly hitting at midnight for AMD's 290X, which is expected to outperform both the $650 780 and the $1,000 Titan. It is rumored the 290X price will be between $550 and $650.

Even if you are only interested in purchasing a Nvidia card, you should at least wait and see what the 290X launch does in regards to making Nvidia lower the prices of their 700 series.

If you aren't needing a big performance boost for BF4 or whatever else comes out for the rest of this year, I would just wait until next summer/fall for the 20nm process cards.
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#25RickySaoPosted 10/23/2013 7:14:53 PM
I'd change the motherboard for a high end Z77 and the OS for Windows 8.1 =)
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#26DiehardFFv2Posted 10/23/2013 7:17:07 PM
You would be wasting your money to replace your 2500k at this point in time.

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r28517633-I5-2500K-vs-I7-4770K-Gaming-Benchmarks
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#27TimePharaohPosted 10/23/2013 7:17:12 PM
Do the dew, dued
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#28gastamanPosted 10/23/2013 9:16:19 PM
Shub posted...
Fade2black001 posted...
gastaman posted...
chrono625 posted...
if he wants to OC won't he have to change/upgrade his MOBO?


No.


His MOBO does not support Overclocking.


Sure it does! It's a P67 board, they all support overclocking to some extent.


Yup, this. P67 boards will allow you to OC by adjusting the multiplier.
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#29Nightmare2398Posted 10/23/2013 10:29:49 PM
TimePharaoh posted...
Do the dew, dued


Due the Dew
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#30Majoras_pantsPosted 10/23/2013 11:46:24 PM
Not really. I doubt you'll run into a game you can't play. You just wont be maxing most games.

Seems fine to me.

I completely upgraded recently and the PC I had before was just fine, and much worse off than that.

Wait another year or two. I mean you could get a way better card for $200, everything else is fine. But if you hold out another year or so you'll get a much better card for the same price and be set for awhile.