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Would a stock 2500K and a 660 TI Superclocked with 6 gigs of ram be a decent system? Specifically to run recent and future games on?

On resolutions lower than 1080p.
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2500k is still pretty much equivalent to the new haswell 4670k, its got a lot of go in it yet thumb.gif (in terms of performance that is, where as haswell is 4th gen sandybridge is 2nd gen)

ive had mine for a while now and when ive been gaming its useage has never been above 50% biggrin.gif
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For gaming yes for the future I say no. Cureenty that combo will.do.well in most games especially not 1080p but the future games are.requiring more and more.
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For gaming yes for the future I say no. Cureenty that combo will.do.well in most games especially not 1080p but the future games are.requiring more and more.
Yeah but now games are mostly GPU dependent, upgrading to a 4670k will only give OP maybe 1-4 more FPS at best in games, not worth it.
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People on the first i5/i7 (7xx/8xx/9xx) series with a 4.0GHZ clock really have no reason, if gaming, to upgrade. I think you are fine.

Unless you are somewhere that power costs are astronomical, or you are doing some ultra hefty number crunching.
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My 2500k@4.6 with 2x7950's handles all games just fine right now @ 6048x1200. With the future consoles having 8 core cpu's I have my doubts it will last for alot of years with high end gaming at max setting on my 3 screens. I would think that for a person with only one screen it will be usable for many more years. Many people still use duel core cpu's for average gaming.
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The 2500k will be fine for gaming but the 660ti might fall behind at 1080p with some titles in the near future. Either way you should be able to play any game @1080p just not maxed on the most graphically demanding games.
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The 2500k will be fine for gaming but the 660ti might fall behind at 1080p with some titles in the near future. Either way you should be able to play any game @1080p just not maxed on the most graphically demanding games.

What's considered maxed?
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