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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

 

That game is not running well on PCs at all, not even on the best hardware. You should have said this in your original post because that would saved all of us a lot of time - including yourself.

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if you will use mgpu you probably need to upgrade, also if games need more than 4c
  
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That game is not running well on PCs at all, not even on the best hardware. You should have said this in your original post because that would saved all of us a lot of time - including yourself.

Well, iv'e honestly been wondering if the 2500k was still relevant. In my head I felt like it was still a wonderful CPU. I really have not been keeping up that much with benchmarks and whatnot for the new ones. So this wasn't entirely in vain. I'm just gonna upgrade my video card to a 1060.
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Well, iv'e honestly been wondering if the 2500k was still relevant. In my head I felt like it was still a wonderful CPU. I really have not been keeping up that much with benchmarks and whatnot for the new ones. So this wasn't entirely in vain. I'm just gonna upgrade my video card to a 1060.

 

Oh. If you want to get a 1060, then the 2500K could be a bottleneck for it. Wait and see of course, but I guess these GPUs are a lot more powerful. Other than that though, I'm with you in that the 2500K is still a wonderful CPU.

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Oh. If you want to get a 1060, then the 2500K could be a bottleneck for it. Wait and see of course, but I guess these GPUs are a lot more powerful. Other than that though, I'm with you in that the 2500K is still a wonderful CPU.

Nah. 1060 is 390x / 980 class. An overclocked 2500k will drive it fine. In fact I'd say it's about as high as you want to go on that cpu without opting for an i7 for modern games and streaming. With how cheap memory is as well, I'd opt for a 16 kit of faster ram. Depending on how much longer you plan to keep the system that is. But yes, 8gb is the minimum now for a lot of newer titles, especially moving forward.
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Nah. 1060 is 390x / 980 class. An overclocked 2500k will drive it fine. In fact I'd say it's about as high as you want to go on that cpu without opting for an i7 for modern games and streaming.

 

Ooo. Nice. :)

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