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I'm setting out to buy a i5-2500k, 8gb 1600mhz ddr3, and a Asrock gen 3 extreme 3 motherboard to put with a R9 390 that I already have to "update" the core of my system from a 775 socket Q9300. For the CPU, motherboard, and ram I'm getting it all for $175. I guess it's a pretty decent deal, but in terms of some of the newer tech, should I pull the trigger or think about something else?
    
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That's a good deal for a still powerful system, it'd be a substantial upgrade, I'd go for it.
   
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I stopped paying attention for the most part to all the latest PC parts a year or so after the i5-2500k came out so just want to be sure overall the system will be solid I guess for the next few years paired with the 390, or if I should get something a bit newer being they're now 5 years old, ya know
    
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Originally Posted by Allen86 View Post

I stopped paying attention for the most part to all the latest PC parts a year or so after the i5-2500k came out so just want to be sure overall the system will be solid I guess for the next few years paired with the 390, or if I should get something a bit newer being they're now 5 years old, ya know

The 2500k is only a few percent slower than some of the newer offerings, it should be more than enough to play most games with your r9 390. You could always overclock it, or upgrade to an i7 down the road if you feel you need more horsepower. With a deal like that, to me it wouldn't make a lot of sense to spend twice that or more on the latest and greatest, as it's not that much better.
   
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Right on, I've been needing to upgrade for years. I planned on overclocking it, not sure how far i could get with a Zalman CNPS 5x though
    
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post #6 of 7
The prices vary a lot so can't comment on good/bad deal, but I think a more modern i7 3770K would be better than an i5 2500K system. While the newer systems were not sold much when Haswell/DC/BW came now with Skylake I think many have updated from Ivy and Sandy and older. Not even because of the CPU but because the mobos are dated.

It's certainly better than the idea some others have that go buy a $200 AMD system that we all know how good is until Zen...

For games and such 2500K should be sufficient.
Edited by JackCY - 6/16/16 at 11:58am
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Picked it up last night and have everything running. Overwatch went from running at 30fps to running 100-200, TF2 running from 80-100 on lowest of settings to 2-300 maxed out, CSGO 80-130 to 200+, DOOM from about 60 to 90 ultra settings...also, SSD isn't being hindered by the SATA 2 anymore, so it's running about 500mb/s now for read after I figured out I needed AHCI and changed a registry setting. The guy I bought it from had it overcocked to 3.8, still running at his settings and sitting at about 33C idle. Heatsink was a pain to get on the board with the motherboards heatsinks crowding the CPU.
Edited by Allen86 - 6/17/16 at 7:14am
    
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