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Switching from E2180 to the i5 2500k...?

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So, I'm not the most tech-savy person in the world, but I know a bit about computers and are so interested in learning. My current crappy setup is a

Pentium Dual Core E2180
4GB DDR2 RAM
320GB (5400RPM I think) HDD
GeForce 8400GS

Can't really do much video editing, gaming or FRAPS recording wise. Now, my brother on the other hand, is VERY good with computers. I handed him over about $1000 dollars and told him to build me a really nice computer, and he said alright. He told me the parts were going to be

Intel i5 2500k Sandy Bridge
G-SKILL 8GB DDR3 RAM, 1600Mhz
x2 Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB, 7200RPM
I forget, some ASUS P67 motherboard I think
GTX 460

He told me the performance difference is going to blow me away. Should I expect a dramatic increase in just about everything I do with this upgrade? Remember, I don't really know much about this kind of stuff, but I was told you guys are pretty knowledgeable.
Edited by Data and Shiz - 7/18/11 at 4:15am
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Yes, that is an incredible upgrade on all fronts. You will be very pleased buddy!
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Nice upgrade man, you will notice a lot of difference. You didn't even had a graphics card, that was integrated. Sandy Bridge is very fast.
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Awesome guys! Still, I can't pick this thing up until around Mid-August so... Sucks waiting for such an upgrade.
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Nice upgrade man, you will notice a lot of difference. You didn't even had a graphics card, that was integrated. Sandy Bridge is very fast.
No that's not an integrated gpu.
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That is an incredible upgrade and try to get nice cooler for cpu so you can OC
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That's a lot like my build! Except... I have 4GB of RAM.

Trust me, you'll love it. Lighting fast!
    
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post #8 of 19
Beast upgrade!! Gonna see a major improvement in every game you play! Butnot just that... More or less everything you do will be improved lol
post #9 of 19
I had a similar setup on my old rig. Did a BIG upgrade and got a 2500k, GA-Z68, you know aht just look down below. And the difference is huge.
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Welcome to OCN!

You will never look back after your build. Do post here if you or your brother needs help when the time comes to build the computer. Tons of people here willing to guide you to the right path and diagnose any problems.
    
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