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I had my current rig for almost 2 year still running like a champ, though I would like to upgrade my cpu or gpu can't upgrade both though. If i do upgrade my cpu probably need new mother board also. or i can just get new graphic card upgrade not sure which one to get.

the games i usually play is bf3 mostly since battlefield 4 coming out I had urge to upgrade tongue.gif

i5 2500k oc 4.4
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post #2 of 8
I think you should go with a GPU upgrade since your 2500k is perfectly fine for gaming. Tell us your budget and people can help you from there.
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post #3 of 8
defiantly gpu
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My budget is $250 atm but if i sell my curreng gpu probably get $100 out of it so lets say $350 my budget.
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post #5 of 8
then i would suggest the 7950 of your choice
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Windows 10 ASUS VG248QE Seiki 39" 4k Corsair K70 MX Red 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
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post #6 of 8
I agree with the 7950 pick.
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MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Mionix Naos 3200 Func Industries 1030 Z-5500 Sennheiser HD 280 Pro 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4670K Z87M Extreme 4 290 PNY 8 GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
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MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
19" Dell CM Quickfire Rapid Blue Keys Kingwin STR-500 300R 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Mionix Naos 3200 Func Industries 1030 Z-5500 Sennheiser HD 280 Pro 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4670K Z87M Extreme 4 290 PNY 8 GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
OCZ Agility 3 240GB SSD Corsair AIO Win 7 Qnix 1440p 
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post #7 of 8
GPU definitely, the 2500k is a bad ass chip!
post #8 of 8
If you can afford $350 that can get you a 7970 on sale. Or wait and see what the 760ti looks like maybe.
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