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ok so im thinking of upgrading my PC, NOT including what i will get for my P55 what can i go for for around £500?

i will use the money raised from my mobo etc to get another 460 or whatever....


tell me what you'd suggest!
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post #2 of 13
Upgrade the GPU to a Radeon 7970.
post #3 of 13
You are better off getting 570 or a 580, and an i5 2500k.
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post #4 of 13
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yeahh.... but whats the reccomended parts to get, your implying i dont know what an i5 2500k is, im asking, what should i get?

should i get p67, or what specific motherboard will sufffice, what presents the best value for money?

why not a 2600k or 2700k which are only margainly more expensive?
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post #5 of 13
you will only need those 2600K/2700K ( intel i7) if you are using more productive programs , or if you are folding
2500K is a intel i5 , very very similar in performance overall , in games its 2nd to none difference (accept that i7 tends to get somewhat hotter due to HT)

imo just upgrade the GPU if you want something new , and wait for the next intel (haswell lineup next year)
the i5 760 is still a very capable cpu smile.gif

edit: i misunderstood , sorry im not that good at english biggrin.gif

Z68 - Z77 motherboards are very similar in price , my asrock Z77 was less than a Z68 board, so I grabbed it smile.gif
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post #6 of 13
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by chrystal View Post

you will only need those 2600K/2700K ( intel i7) if you are using more productive programs , or if you are folding
2500K is a intel i5 , very very similar in performance overall , in games its 2nd to none difference (accept that i7 tends to get somewhat hotter due to HT)
imo just upgrade the GPU if you want something new , and wait for the next intel (haswell lineup next year)
the i5 760 is still a very capable cpu smile.gif
edit: i misunderstood , sorry im not that good at english biggrin.gif
Z68 - Z77 motherboards are very similar in price , my asrock Z77 was less than a Z68 board, so I grabbed it smile.gif

i'd like to buy into this i7 malarki to be fair.

its not that my CPU is incapable, im just bored, and want to sink my teeth into something new.
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post #7 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by GlockZoR IV View Post

i'd like to buy into this i7 malarki to be fair.
its not that my CPU is incapable, im just bored, and want to sink my teeth into something new.

in that case, go sandy-e smile.gif
im pretty bored with two intel i7 systems so, guess thats next for me biggrin.gif
feels so mainstream, nothing spectacular.

dunno if ivy-e will arrive in winter or not but, seems like a more "fun" platform tongue.gif
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post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
yeah looks like theres some saving to do!
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post #9 of 13
ironically the 3820 is cheaper than a 2600/2700K ... tongue.gif where i live anyways biggrin.gif
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post #10 of 13
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can you overclock it?
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