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This is my current computer
CPU: i7 2600k Overclocked 4.0ghz
Motherboard: Asus Maximus 4 Gene
Ram: 16Gb Corsair Vengeance LP
Video Card: AMD HD 6870 1gb
Hard Drives: Crucial 128gb SSD and Crucial 60gb SSD and 1tb WD Hard Drive

I really want to upgrade to i7 3930k but I read everywhere its not practical for gaming
How long will my setup last and is it really unnecessary to upgrade for the future?
Please any comments would be appreciated!!!
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Do you have a specific requirement for the 3930k? There is no benefit to upgrading your cpu for gaming purposes to it (or the 3770k for that matter). If you can hit 4.5 or higher on your 2600k you will be set for quite some time to come.

To go to the 3930k you would have to change your motherboard as well. It's a costly move with little to no real world benefit.
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You need to upgrade that 6870 to something much better for gaming. The 2600k is more then fine, even at its low clock.
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Originally Posted by celticguardian1 View Post

This is my current computer
CPU: i7 2600k Overclocked 4.0ghz
Motherboard: Asus Maximus 4 Gene
Ram: 16Gb Corsair Vengeance LP
Video Card: AMD HD 6870 1gb
Hard Drives: Crucial 128gb SSD and Crucial 60gb SSD and 1tb WD Hard Drive
I really want to upgrade to i7 3930k but I read everywhere its not practical for gaming
How long will my setup last and is it really unnecessary to upgrade for the future?
Please any comments would be appreciated!!!

If you are a gamer you might consider a graphics upgrade. If not, no need.

Any upgrade to yr cpu you probably wouldn't see any improvement. 3770K barely better. With a hexacore need to be video editing, virtualising, batch processing images, cad cam work or folding(?) Things that can take advantage of the extra cores/threads. Maybe if you wanted to run three or four graphics cards and you were into benchmarking, 2011 might appeal? Otherwise you would not see a benefit worthy of the expense.
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Don't worry about your cpu, it will last you years to come, most games would be 2 ~ 4 cores still is fine, video, the videocard, would be the one you should be concerned and size of monitor resolution your playing.
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