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Is it overly hard to change a mobo and CPU. I'm thinking of upgrading my i7 950 to a i5-2500k.
    
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No. However, it can sometimes be a little bit physically demanding.
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post #3 of 16
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
No. However, it can sometimes be a little bit physically demanding.
^This. And time consuming.

Any particular reason for switching? First gen. i7 to second gen. i5 isn't much of an upgrade, it's more of a side-grade. If that (considering you're losing HTT).
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post #4 of 16
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i was reading in my computer magazine. they did a test of 50 different cpu's and the i5-2500 and i5-2500k was much better than the i7-950.
    
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post #5 of 16
Magazines are usually bs, and they never show proper test methods ect. Stay with your 950, there is no reason to upgrade yet (if you even can justify that as an upgrade).

Wait till next year, or hell, wait until you NEED an upgrade, which may be a while.

If you got the upgrade bug and don't want to save your $$, upgrade your graphics card, or go into a water cooling venture (fun).
Edited by Omega329 - 5/30/11 at 1:50am
    
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post #6 of 16
That's at stock, if you can overclock, do and you won't need more than what you have anyway.
Edit: *Looks at your sig rig* A UD3R at stock, this is a sad day for the world.
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post #7 of 16
I'd wait i have i7 and i wanted i5 but im going to get a hd6970.
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post #8 of 16
tonnes of help here if you get stuck
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post #9 of 16
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike-IRL View Post
That's at stock, if you can overclock, do and you won't need more than what you have anyway.
Edit: *Looks at your sig rig* A UD3R at stock, this is a sad day for the world.
haha i know. ive been looking into ocing it but i dont have the money nor time atm to go get a different cooler and im guessing stock coolers wont do much?
    
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post #10 of 16
no stock coolers are rubbish
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