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i5 760 to 2500k?

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I have a little spare cash right now and was wondering if it was worthwhile to upgrade from my 4.0ghz i5 760 to a 2500k? I primarily use my PC for gaming and web surfing, music etc and my next big game will be BF3.

Alternatively, I have been looking at buying an SSD which although won't help me in games it would speed the rest of my system up apparently.

Any advice welcome.
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Hey, when did you steal my system! lol I'm very happy with my performance, and aside from another monitor and possible sli 570's down the road, I am keeping it just this way until at least ivy, if not the next release, and not upgrading my gpu till the one after kepler (maxwell i believe)
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everyone's gonna recommend the 2500k i heard lots of good things about it, its a beast when you overclock it too, and for gaming in general, best price per performance
    
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Originally Posted by Firebeard View Post
everyone's gonna recommend the 2500k i heard lots of good things about it, its a beast when you overclock it too, and for gaming in general, best price per performance
But the BD fan(atics) and the Ivy fan(atics)...
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Just hold on to your 760 system, it is more than adequate for anything out. With the money you save from not switching, you could SLI your system or use it to upgrade at the beginning of next year or even later. I'm going to be holding on to my 920 for at least another year.
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The i5 760 is still no slouch in today's games.
It wouldn't hurt you to stay with your current setup for now.
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Hey you got the money, why not? Your current parts will only depreciate in value even more as time goes on.

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Hell, I'm still rocking a 775
     
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Just hold on to your 760 system, it is more than adequate for anything out. With the money you save from not switching, you could SLI your system or use it to upgrade at the beginning of next year or even later. I'm going to be holding on to my 920 for at least another year.
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The i5 760 is still no slouch in today's games.
It wouldn't hurt you to stay with your current setup for now.
+1
I agree keep your current rig, upgrade the graphics or go ssd. And no , there is a advantage to games if there on your ssd ( they will be slightly faster )
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if you want to waste money go ahead. dont upgrade.
    
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