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Time to Upgrade my i5 2400?

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With the new GTX 680's coming out, I was wondering is it time to upgrade my CPU? Will the 680 bottleneck my 2400? I currently have 2 GTX 550's Overclocked. I am wanting to upgrade to a 680, and probably SLI 680's down the road. Should I buy a CPU first then a 680? Or will my 2400 be good enough for 1 680, then new CPU and 2nd 680 later.
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With the new GTX 680's coming out, I was wondering is it time to upgrade my CPU? Will the 680 bottleneck my 2400? I currently have 2 GTX 550's Overclocked. I am wanting to upgrade to a 680, and probably SLI 680's down the road. Should I buy a CPU first then a 680? Or will my 2400 be good enough for 1 680, then new CPU and 2nd 680 later.

I think you should be fine with a 2400. It's a solid chip. Anything beyond a single 680, though, definitely upgrade.
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You have to consider performance, you won't get much more performance by going to an i7-2600k unless you are overclocking it...

The 6 Core Intel i7 Extreme CPUs will definitely show you a difference in performance if you are doing CPU intensive task....

If not, the i5-2400 is definitely good enough for at least the next 4 years, no doubt...

You could probably opt to sell your i5-2400 and get an i7, but again, you probably wont notice any difference unless you are doing heavy CPU intensive task...

& that's my final answer.. biggrin.gif
Edited by _GTech - 3/31/12 at 11:53am
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