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I'm on the verge of replacing some parts in my computer.. should I do it? is the 2500k even relevant anymore? I was thinking about replacing the mobo, cpu and RAM then the video card at a later date..
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post #2 of 16

It depends on the games you're playing or plan to play. Even some of today's latest titles aren't demanding enough to push the 2500K all that hard. I still play older games, and so it's still much more than good enough for me.

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post #3 of 16
2500k at 4.6ghz 24/7 on my main rig for 4 years now, witcher 3 at max still doesnt use 100% cpu usage, and i had my 980 ti at 1540 core when i played that game. so yeah, 2500k can still hold its own.

especially when you introduce stuff like gsync or freesync into the picture with the proper monitor, having the most expensive cpu and gpu are not as important anymore, still important yes, but not as much biggrin.gif
post #4 of 16
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Originally Posted by caenlen View Post

especially when you introduce stuff like gsync or freesync into the picture with the proper monitor, having the most expensive cpu and gpu are not as important anymore, still important yes, but not as much biggrin.gif

 

Yep, I can definitely attest to that. I finally replaced my 8-year old Samsung 2253BW with the Acer Predator XB241H and it's fantastic! It's like I have a faster computer or something. It kinda reminds me a little bit of the time when I upgraded from the E2180 to the E8400.

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post #5 of 16
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

Yep, I can definitely attest to that. I finally replaced my 8-year old Samsung 2253BW with the Acer Predator XB241H and it's fantastic! It's like I have a faster computer or something. It kinda reminds me a little bit of the time when I upgraded from the E2180 to the E8400.

Yep, smile.gif

Notice the OCN Title under my name to the left. "Freesync/Gsync For Life!!!" Not changing that OCN title for as long as I live, or until you moderators force me too wheee.gif
post #6 of 16
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Yep, smile.gif

Notice the OCN Title under my name to the left. "Freesync/Gsync For Life!!!" Not changing that OCN title for as long as I live, or until you moderators force me too wheee.gif

 

Or until something even better comes along. It's hard to imagine something better could possibly come along though.

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I have a couple of old rigs that still have 2500k in them. There has been no real reason to upgrade them, its an amazing CPU.
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post #8 of 16
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Or until something even better comes along. It's hard to imagine something better could possibly come along though.

I'm honestly surprised Freesync/Gsync was not adopted into the HTC Vive and Rift, imo, I am not expert on the matter, but imo no sudden drops in frame rates, the extra smoothness that is given... could really help some of the "feel sick to stomach issues"

Also, I really wish for the betterment of all gamers, we would have AMD and Nvidia just work together on this single issue, and great a single adaptive sync format, rivalry is fine, but come on, all of us, console games (playstation 5, etc, 4k tv's) everything needs to have adaptive sync, it simply is heaven on the eyes on and wallet. lol

I know it will never happen, but yeah, I am offtopic now, ok I am done! lol


edit!!! woops, *not adopted
Edited by caenlen - 8/15/16 at 5:54pm
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So then.. moral of the story is I should just upgrade my 8 GBs to 16 and get a new video card? i really just wanted to be able to stream no mans sky lol
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post #10 of 16
Yes, because the fx-8320 is still relevant.
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