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post #11 of 17
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I didn't realize you were running a 7990. The 2500 should be ok but I'd look for a 2600k and a strong cooler for an upgrade.

^this is the cheapest route. 2600K.
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post #12 of 17
What games are you playing that you think you're bottlenecking?

You have plenty of room to upgrade, it's just right now there's not tooo many games that's going to benefit from a faster i5
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post #13 of 17
I would definitely agree that if you really have the itch to upgrade go 2600k and better cooling. I thought that ivy bridge cpus were compatible with sandy bridge sockets? just a bios flash and your done so to speak
 
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post #14 of 17
P67 is sandy only for the most part
post #15 of 17
the problem is if you go any type of sandybridge cpu with a K your motherboard does not really support overclocking.
if you canf ind a used mobo and 2500k chip that would be great but there is no point in buying a brand new set with the sandy bridge or ivy.
go for the newest socket 1150.


sandy bridge was a great socket.
i 'm still using my 2500k oc to 4.5 ghz. it runs anything thing like a charm.
post #16 of 17
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Originally Posted by Rustynails View Post

the problem is if you go any type of sandybridge cpu with a K your motherboard does not really support overclocking.
if you canf ind a used mobo and 2500k chip that would be great but there is no point in buying a brand new set with the sandy bridge or ivy.
go for the newest socket 1150.


sandy bridge was a great socket.
i 'm still using my 2500k oc to 4.5 ghz. it runs anything thing like a charm.

are you positive about the board not meant for oc'ing? if you are, then i agree that there is no point in getting a K.
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post #17 of 17
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are you positive about the board not meant for oc'ing? if you are, then i agree that there is no point in getting a K.

it can OC, it's just a matter of having the "ability" to do it vs what it was actually meant for. (example - Driving 120mph in a Honda Civic Hybrid and a Porsche. Both can do it, but one is meant to do it while the other...ya know)

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