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Hey everyone, I'm slightly new to all this.
I have an old rig I want to completely upgrade (yes, for BF3.)

So far, I obtained a gtx 280 a while ago and I plan to use that as my gpu. And I'm definitely upgrading to Windows 7, as well.

I wanted to know if the following would work well and have no weird compatibility issues.

MoBo: Asus p8p67 pro (b3 revision)
CPU: i5 2500k
RAM: 4gb G.skill Ripjaws ddr3 1600mhz

Also, if made, how many years would a rig like this last before I should upgrade again? I can easily obtain a new gpu like a fermi model later on.
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Yes it would!+ you would have nice overclocking machine which could easily hit 4.5GHz, do you have extra money for CPU cooler for safety ;P?
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Yes it would!+ you would have nice overclocking machine which could easily hit 4.5GHz, do you have extra money for CPU cooler for safety ;P?
I don't know if I should take risks with overclocking. Is OCing relatively safe with this rig combination?
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Overclocking is safe. Never go over 1.35V and there is no way you will ever hurt your CPU!
2500K overclocking is all about raising multiplier you could get to 4GHz without changing voltage.

Also if you don't want to overclock there is no need to go with 2500k just go with 2500.
Edited by Shame486 - 6/19/11 at 10:34am
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Also, if made, how many years would a rig like this last before I should upgrade again? I can easily obtain a new gpu like a fermi model later on.
Yes! As long as you upgraded your GPU or went SLI with it and got another gtx280 - although SLIing would only be delaying the inevitably so going with another single card solution like a GTX560 ti or something would be the best bet to have it live on for 2 more years unless you went on to get a gtx570 or gtx580 or their AMD equivalents... HD6950 or HD 6970
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