I think that CPU is still fine. It will still easily run everything you throw at it. Upgrading the CPU every one or two years is really not necessary and your system is still pretty good overall. In a lot of games, an upgrade from that CPU to say, an i5 4670 will hardly lead to a performance increase if you keep the same GPU.
If you are looking for quick improvement in gaming performance then a GPU upgrade would make more sense. However, the GPU you have is still easily good enough for pretty much any game on the market right now. --- I5 3570 | GTX 760 | FILCO Majestouch 2 tenkeyless | Zowie FK | Asus Xonar DGX | Kingston 120 GB SSD | Sennheiser HD 518 | Samsung S24A350H
#4BowsaaPosted 11/6/2013 7:22:25 AM
You don't really need to upgrade anything. That should last a bit longer. --- RENAMON!! *weeping* YOU HAVEN'T BENT ANYONE OVER THE SINK AND SHOVED A "CHECK THE STICKY* UP THEIR ASS IN MONTHS!! *curls into ball crying*- Cither3000
#5PhilOnDezPosted 11/6/2013 7:57:36 AM
The 3570k and 4670k have been slight upgrades on per-clock performance but the 2500k overclocks extremely well. Do you just have a standard 2500? If not, grab a good cooler and push it if you're worried about your CPU performance. I think you can overclock the regular 2500 a bit by adjusting turbo frequencies or something but I've never looked in to it. I'd still grab a cooler before attempting that however.
The GPU I wouldn't worry about upgrading yet unless you're wanting to move past 1080. --- Every time I try to go where I really wanna be it's already where I am, 'cuz I'm already there XBL, PSN, Steam, Origin, BSN, GFAQs, MC: PhilOnDez
#6MasterDonGeroPosted 11/6/2013 8:14:29 AM
Depends on your budget. --- 3570K (4.8 GHz) | Dual-X 7970 | ASRock Z77 OC Formula | Corsair Vengeance 2x 4 GB | WD Black 1 TB | Corsair TX750 | XSPC Raystorm 750 RS240 Kit | NZXT Phantom
#7unknown2226Posted 11/6/2013 9:36:54 AM(edited)
Get a CPU air cooler (~$30) and overclock that CPU. Then get a new GPU. --- GTX 580 SLI - i5 2500k @ 4.6 - 8GB RAM - Crucial M4 256GB - HX1050 - ASRock Z3X3 - NZXT Switch 810 - BenQ XL2420TX http://i.imgur.com/EjVaT6l.jpg
#8JonWood007Posted 11/6/2013 9:45:47 AM
Probably GPU. CPU tech hasn't advanced much since then. --- Desktop: Phenom II X4 965 | 8 GB DDR3 | HD 5850 | 1 TB HDD | W7 | 650W Antec | 1600x900 Laptop: A6 3400m | 4 GB DDR3 | HD 6520g | 500 GB HDD | W7 | 1366x768
#9ThePCElitistPosted 11/6/2013 10:02:55 AM
If your 2500 is a K model then OC it to 4.4 ghz - 4.5 ghz and you're set. --- When I'm Miqo'te http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3LGf9SSWrU