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Anyone still loving their i2500k / 560ti SLI combo?

#1MalekuPosted 10/24/2013 4:55:13 AM
This has to be the best value build ever for me.

To this day getting great stable performance.

Anyone else not ready to upgrade yet?
#2dekouPosted 10/24/2013 5:27:19 AM
I had a 2600K/6870 and upgraded to a 760 GTX today. It's still a surprisingly good setup and honestly doesn't require upgrading.
#3TravisCombsPosted 10/24/2013 5:32:34 AM
I'm pretty good with my i5-760/660Ti (no SLI) combo.
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#4I_Am_On_FirePosted 10/24/2013 5:33:28 AM
I'm definitely good with my i3/7850 still. I see it easily lasting another couple years.
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#5voldothegr8Posted 10/24/2013 5:41:34 AM
I'm still happy with my Phenom II x4 and 6870 combo I built over 3 years ago. It still plays most everything on I throw at it on high settings with 1080p. I plan on upgrading over to Intel and Nvidia in a year or so, it all depends on how these newer games treat me.
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#6UberLurkerPosted 10/24/2013 6:38:48 AM
I also have an i5-2500k (4.5 GHz) and 560ti (no SLI) combo and its still truckin' along strong, can handle just about anything I throw at it.

Best bang for the buck system I've assembled in recent memory, if not for all time!
#7GwendalPosted 10/24/2013 6:43:26 AM
UberLurker posted...
I also have an i5-2500k (4.5 GHz) and 560ti (no SLI) combo and its still truckin' along strong, can handle just about anything I throw at it.

Best bang for the buck system I've assembled in recent memory, if not for all time!


I have a very similar system too (i7-2600k stock speed and single 560 Ti), and it's been working well for me so far. Then again, I don't really play too many of the most demanding games, and it would be nice with a new GPU sometime in the not too distant future. Probably going to wait for The Witcher 3 and upgrade when it comes out.

And since we're kind of on the topic, how long can I get away with using that CPU before it'll start to bottleneck a newer GPU? I was hoping to get a few more years out of it so I don't have to replace the whole system all at once.
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#8DeanWhipperPosted 10/24/2013 6:45:22 AM
In the same boat, Phenom X4 and a 6970 (was a 4870 until a friend sold me the 6970 for 100 bucks a year ago)

I built the rig for less than $1200 in early 2009, so we're coming up to 5 years together.

Been a great generation for me.
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#9dekouPosted 10/24/2013 6:56:14 AM
Gwendal posted...
And since we're kind of on the topic, how long can I get away with using that CPU before it'll start to bottleneck a newer GPU? I was hoping to get a few more years out of it so I don't have to replace the whole system all at once.


High-end Sandy Bridge CPUs should fare very well for at least a few years. Ivy Bridge and especially Haswell are both focused on integrated performance and power saving, so CPU tech hasn't advanced much since 2600K came out. An overclocked 2600K is still overkill for almost all games.
#10LostHisHardcorePosted 10/24/2013 6:57:39 AM
i5 2500K and a 6950 here. Card is getting a little long in the tooth but I seem to be playing indie games or older games now so can't see myself upgrading anytime soon
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