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And no, I don't aim to be mocked for using the same setup for four years. Many of you seem to have the budget for an annual upgrade. Well, some don't. And now that is set aside, whate are the predictions?
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Depends on what games really... you may be better off grabbing an i5 750 used or something. Or maybe a 6 core.
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Well, I WOULD have the budget for a 2500K when downgrading the GPU from 570 to 560. Which I really wouldn't like to do. And no, Radeon isn't an option.
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Well, I WOULD have the budget for a 2500K when downgrading the GPU from 570 to 560. Which I really wouldn't like to do. And no, Radeon isn't an option.
If you were to do that then the CPU longevity would go up by getting an i5 2500k. My 460 can handle anything I throw at it and then some, so the 560 should do the same.
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post #5 of 17
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Well, I WOULD have the budget for a 2500K when downgrading the GPU from 570 to 560. Which I really wouldn't like to do. And no, Radeon isn't an option.
This would be a much better option man. You want more computing power over graphics any day. A 2500K is a much better cpu then a 570 is over a 560 graphics wise. Plus when those graphics cards get dirt cheap in a year or so you can add another and your cpu will still be quite good enough.

I have a 5870 and there is not many games gonna get over on this bad boy and a GTX 560Ti is right there.
Edited by Chuckclc - 6/11/11 at 1:43am
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This would be a much better option man. You want more computing power over graphics any day. A 2500K is a much better cpu then a 570 is over a 560.
The last time I checked games grew more and more GPU demanding and less CPU demanding. That's what got me wondering in the first place.
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post #7 of 17
I'm on my 965 and has yet seen it's days of age. Games aren't getting anymore demanding unless you have something like metro2033 that was obviously unoptimized. Nothing has yet to top the Crysis bar and even my sig rig can ran that on high.

Future gaming is more dependant on being optimized than it is not.

However I don't follow intel CPU's at all so if the above comments are true, do whats best available to you. Just remember, it's cheaper to change video cards generations than it is CPU..future proof your CPU/MB the best you can so future video cards are still upgradeable.

When I built my 939 system, when the 4400+ first came out I did just that. That system lasted me up till 2009.
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Depends on what games really... you may be better off grabbing an i5 750 used or something. Or maybe a 6 core.
a friend of mine has a i5 750 and a nother friend has an amd 955 BE and they both said the AMD was better for games
    
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The last time I checked games grew more and more GPU demanding and less CPU demanding. That's what got me wondering in the first place.
Yeh but the GTX 570 over the 560TI will not warrant getting the X4 over the Sandy Bridge. Now if you said GTX 580 it might not be that simple. Also a 2500K will get more performance out of 2 560Ti's then a X4 will. And especially more then a X4 will out of a GTX 570. So in a couple years you want to pick up a GTX 560Ti to go with your other one on a 2500K chip you would get very good scaling performance without much bottleneck, whereas if you get a second GTX 570 to go with your X4, the X4 might have problems maxing out the total usage of both cards. Just a thought. Overall im about 60% to 40% go with 2500K and 560Ti.
post #10 of 17
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Good news, everyone! I did some intense research and it turns out that I can get a P67 board and the 570 for much cheaper than what I thought they'd run if I only search in the right places. Means that I might be able to squeeze both the 2500K and the 570 into my budget. Thanks anyway for your replies, you guys sure are the right people to ask.
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