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Is it worth upgrading my i5 2500k yet?

#1DisastersaurusPosted 10/30/2013 2:04:00 AM
So it's been about a year since I last upgraded my PC [from a 560 ti to a 680], and I have a decent amount of money set aside for doing so. Still, from what I can tell, it seems like newer processors are only incrementally better than than my 2500k, but I figure I could be wrong.

Is it worth upgrading yet, or nah?
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#2CaspernomnomPosted 10/30/2013 2:07:30 AM
I wouldnt upgrade (anything) till i saw a substantial drop in performance
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#3BilliePilgrimPosted 10/30/2013 2:12:09 AM(edited)
Your only real option for an upgrade worth making is to a 3770k, and that isn't worth doing unless you see it on sale for under $200 and you have the cash to burn. The 2500k isn't holding me back in most titles at this point. I personally don't plan on upgrading for another year or two, unless it starts performing poorly faster than I think it will.
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#4RequiemPosted 10/30/2013 4:29:11 AM
Worth it?
Not really. There's maybe, what, 20% difference or so between i5 2500k and the newest i5?
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#5ThePCElitistPosted 10/30/2013 5:38:24 AM
Requiem posted...
Worth it?
Not really. There's maybe, what, 20% difference or so between i5 2500k and the newest i5?


Even less if he's OC'ing that 2500k
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