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What to upgrade?

#1acetrainer95Posted 11/17/2013 1:35:34 AM
i3 2120 to i5 3570k or Crossfire my 7850?

I can't afford another motherboard so getting a gen 4 processor is out of the question. Is an i5 sufficient to last me through this gen?
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#2acetrainer95(Topic Creator)Posted 11/17/2013 3:05:36 AM
bump
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#3steelix55Posted 11/17/2013 6:37:41 AM(edited)
An i5 will last you quite a long time. Even now, an i7 4770k is only producing 1 to 2 FPS better in most games. Some games 2500k even out performs it. I am planning on keeping my build the same, minus an SSD and Windows 8 upgrade, for the next 4 to 5 years. It should also be noted that I use my PC on my 1080p TV so I have no need to run games at 1440p or higher. It all depends on what you want out of your PC. I can max any game out at 1080p.
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#4ThePCElitistPosted 11/17/2013 6:39:45 AM
I would upgrade that CPU first thing. I would normally suggest GPU before CPU but that dualcore is holding you back a lot.
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