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2 years ago#1
Check my sig for my parts.. they are like around 2 years old since that build. i am still running bf3 and splinter cell fine on High settings .(not ultra). let me know
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MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) | INTEL CORE i5 2500k | ASUS ENGTX560 TI DCII | G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB
2 years ago#2
It's still pretty solid. However, you could likely get a decent upgrade on your GPU for cheap soon with the sales that are likely to be going on for the holiday(s).
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2 years ago#3
exactly what im hoping for. my 2500k is packing a few punches still dont you think?

If I were to switch to the newer gens, do I need a completely new motherboard?
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MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) | INTEL CORE i5 2500k | ASUS ENGTX560 TI DCII | G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB
2 years ago#4
2500k is still a hell of a processor.
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2 years ago#5
I have a pretty similar setup, and personally I've decided to wait a little longer, possibly for the Nvidia 800 series next year. As always, depends on the games you want to play, of course.

When it comes to the CPU, as far as I know (and have been told in other topics), it should still be solid for a few more years since the newer Intel CPUs focus more on power efficiency than increased performance. And yes, I'm about 90% sure you'd need a new motherboard to get a newer CPU, unfortunately.
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2 years ago#6
nice... do u think i should buy a new cooling system so i can overclock ? i am using stock right now but im not sure if it'll give me a better boost. I have been considering it but I am not sure if it is worth it lol. I imagine overclocking would also give me more power to run games ?
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MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) | INTEL CORE i5 2500k | ASUS ENGTX560 TI DCII | G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB
2 years ago#7
yes you should buy a better cpu cooler and oc it's fairly easy to do. you could get something cheap that's recommended a lot like the cooler master hyper 212 evo.
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