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Oh thanks for letting me know. I never bought anything used before.
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Would you look at that, someone listed a bunch of Sandy/Ivy i5's just last night, dirt cheap too...

http://www.overclock.net/t/1601828/for-sale-intel-i5-cpus-socket-1155
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Thanks.
Edited by Kanivakil - 6/2/16 at 10:02am
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I had a i5 2400 and it was great. You can OC the turbo up an additional 400mhz as well. It's a solid CPU for sure.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rdr09 View Post

If there is nothing wrong with your mobo, get an i5 2500K. Sell the 970 and get the 1070. Or, you can go cheap and get a 8GB 480.

 

By the way, I didn't know before that you were talking about an AMD GPU. I admit that I thought you were talking about some kind of a GTX 480. Now I know you were talking about the RX 480, which I just learned about.

 

Sorry about that.

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Quote:
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http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2016-is-it-finally-time-to-upgrade-your-core-i5-2500k
A stock i5-6500 beats the 4.6 i5-2500K given the ipc difference


But look at the cost difference. Around $130 for a 2500K and a decent cooler.

How much is a brand new CPU, Mobo, and Ram? $200 for CPU, $100+ for mobo, and $40-50 for ram.

HUGE difference in price for him, but not a huge difference in performance. 1155 is still viable, and will be for some time to come. Especially with DX12 improvements to CPU overhead.
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i5 6600 (non k)
a gigabyte gaming 5 or equiv
8 gigs of ddr4 @ 2133
your 970

cant go wrong with that, that'll be another 4+ years easy while being up to date and not terribly expensive
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If you're running windows 10, you'll also have to purchase another copy of windows since it's now bound to your motherboad.

Buy that Ivy bridge i5 for $80 and be done with it.

There are two options here, the fun option ~$450 + time to install
And the smart option ~$80 and 10 minutes for a CPU swap.

The former will probably yield very little to no performance increase to the naked eye.
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