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With that info, then no I don't think upgrading would be viable.

The upgrade would suit you if you did encoding and rendering, but for just games, it's not worth it.

Almost no games use 4 cores anyways.
    
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post #12 of 47
I actually made the same jump from the 650 to the 760. I haven't overclocked it because I would haven't needed it. I got mine on here for $140 shipped which is a solid deal. Most people give start selling them for $160
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With that info, then no I don't think upgrading would be viable.

The upgrade would suit you if you did encoding and rendering, but for just games, it's not worth it.

Almost no games use 4 cores anyways.
i have made some montages before (do render for the fun of it) so would help
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post #14 of 47
Hmm, well then it grinds down to this:
If you only game and do very little encoding, keep your current proc.
If you do encoding and are tight on cash atm, get the 760.
If you do allot of encoding and want great performance, get the 2500k combo.
    
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well if i was to go for a sandy upgrade would this mobo be good enough?
http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/...ducts_id=50700
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post #16 of 47
That mobo would be fantastic.

One of the best 1155 mobos out there.
    
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That mobo would be fantastic.

One of the best 1155 mobos out there.
hmm now to see how much i can sell my mobo n cpu for :S
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post #18 of 47
The i5 760 will only be worth it if you are playing games optimized for more cores/threads. Or are rendering a lot.

Physical cores will always beat Hyper Threading (Unless it's a Thuban). The question is which games are you playing?

There aren't many games optimized for quad cores, but if you are playing those games, then obviously there'll be a performance boost.

Upgrading to the i5 2500k would be horrible advice as you'd be spending more money to switch to Sandy Bridge when you can just buy an i5 760, or a used i7 860/870 and be just fine.

That motherboard would be nice, but remember:
You're going to be spending over $250 for the i5 2500k then around $180 to $240 for a decent motherboard.

Or you can just spend around $210 and get the i5 760 or a used i7 860 and call it a day.
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post #19 of 47
Kv, you have to remember though, that it will be soon that the 860 will be obsolete. By getting a 2500k he will not only have excellent encoding and rendering performance, he will also have a good processor for at least a couple years to come.

OP: Get this mobo instead, cheaper.
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post #20 of 47
I don't know the in's and out's of anyone's lives but if you are unemployed why would you want to spend $200 on an "upgrade" that really isn't even that big of a jump? Why not just spend it on necessities? Clothes, Food, shelter....

Forgive me for trying to have an "intervention".
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