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Looking to upgrade from 2500K

post #1 of 7
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I'm considering upgrading but cannot decide on which to go with.
I only use my PC for casual gaming and internet surfing so I don't need anything too crazy.

I currently have a 2500k running at stock, Gigabyte z68x-UD3H and 16gb ddr3


What I'm looking at... (all prices are Canadian)

i5 6600K
Gigabyte GA-Z170MX Gaming 5 Micro
Corsair Vengance LPX 8GB DDR4-2666

$470

Ryzen 5 1600
Asus PRIME B350 Plus
Corsair Vengance LPX 8GB DDR4-2666

$510

I5 7600K
Asus PRIME Z270-A
Corsair Vengance LPX 8GB DDR4-2666

S615
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500K Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H Sapphire 290 Tri X 4GB 2x8GB Corair Vengeance Pro DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
120GB Kingston V300 / WD-B 500GB / WD-G 2TB LG 12x DVD-RW Windows 7 Acer K272HUL 
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Logitech G15 v2.0 Antec Gamer Series 900w CoolerMaster HAF 922 Logitech G700s 
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Intel i5 2500K Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H Sapphire 290 Tri X 4GB 2x8GB Corair Vengeance Pro DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
120GB Kingston V300 / WD-B 500GB / WD-G 2TB LG 12x DVD-RW Windows 7 Acer K272HUL 
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Logitech G15 v2.0 Antec Gamer Series 900w CoolerMaster HAF 922 Logitech G700s 
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post #2 of 7
Casual gaming?

Have you tried overclocking? With a decent cooler you could probably get what you're trying to achieve for a lot less or delay an upgrade for at least a year?
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Originally Posted by KaffieneKing View Post

Casual gaming?

Have you tried overclocking? With a decent cooler you could probably get what you're trying to achieve for a lot less or delay an upgrade for at least a year?
Tried overclocking but never really got comfortable with it and couldn't get anything stable.
Guess it's worth a shot to try again
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Intel i5 2500K Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H Sapphire 290 Tri X 4GB 2x8GB Corair Vengeance Pro DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
120GB Kingston V300 / WD-B 500GB / WD-G 2TB LG 12x DVD-RW Windows 7 Acer K272HUL 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 v2.0 Antec Gamer Series 900w CoolerMaster HAF 922 Logitech G700s 
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SteelSeries 
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Intel i5 2500K Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H Sapphire 290 Tri X 4GB 2x8GB Corair Vengeance Pro DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
120GB Kingston V300 / WD-B 500GB / WD-G 2TB LG 12x DVD-RW Windows 7 Acer K272HUL 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 v2.0 Antec Gamer Series 900w CoolerMaster HAF 922 Logitech G700s 
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SteelSeries 
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post #4 of 7
I would say if you already have a half decent aftermarket cooler give it a shot.

Should easily be able to get 4.2GHz, most likely higher.
post #5 of 7
Don't go for another 4 core 4 thread cpu, get atleast 8 threads. Need more threads going forward for gaming.
    
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Xeon E5-1680 V2  R4BE  TITAN X (Pascal)   2666 Dominator Platinum CL10 
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750 NVMe 1.2TB EK HF/rx360/rx120 EK FC/GTs/mcp655 Windows 10 Pro  
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BL3200PT 1600 T2 800d Pro Audio 2.1 + DragonFly Red 
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post #6 of 7

If you only do sparse gaming (meaning not hardcore) I'd say go Ryzen.

 

Definitely far more likely to last another 5-6 years like your 2500K has than another i5.

   
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Crucial MX100 256GB Seagate 600 Series 240GB Seagate 7200.14 2TB Samsung F3 1TB 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EKWB Supreme HF XSPC Rasa GPU EK XT360 EK 4.0 
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W10 Pro LG IPS235 LG E2250V KUL ES-87 
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SF Leadex II 650W Lian Li PC-A05NB Logitech G9 Xonar DX 
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SMSL SA-S3+Technics CB-250 Sennheiser HD555 
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AMD A10-5700 Gigabyte F2A75M-HD2 G.SKILL Ares 2133 CL9 Hitachi 5K750 
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Momentus .7 200GB Noctua NH-L9a Server 2012 R2 Standard AUO B156HW01 
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PicoPSU-80-WI-25V AIO Aluminium Handmade TP-Link Archer Something Something Wi-Fi AC 
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Core2Duo E6400 Core2Quad Q6600 Pentium Dual Core E5200 AsRock 4COREDUAL-SATA2 R2.0 
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A dumpload of ancient AGP cards Kingston Value DDR2-667 CL4 2T @CL3 1T Seagate 160GB 7200.10 LG IDE DVD-ROM 
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Crucial MX100 256GB Seagate 600 Series 240GB Seagate 7200.14 2TB Samsung F3 1TB 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EKWB Supreme HF XSPC Rasa GPU EK XT360 EK 4.0 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
W10 Pro LG IPS235 LG E2250V KUL ES-87 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
SF Leadex II 650W Lian Li PC-A05NB Logitech G9 Xonar DX 
AudioAudio
SMSL SA-S3+Technics CB-250 Sennheiser HD555 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD A10-5700 Gigabyte F2A75M-HD2 G.SKILL Ares 2133 CL9 Hitachi 5K750 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Momentus .7 200GB Noctua NH-L9a Server 2012 R2 Standard AUO B156HW01 
PowerCaseOther
PicoPSU-80-WI-25V AIO Aluminium Handmade TP-Link Archer Something Something Wi-Fi AC 
CPUCPUCPUMotherboard
Core2Duo E6400 Core2Quad Q6600 Pentium Dual Core E5200 AsRock 4COREDUAL-SATA2 R2.0 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveOptical Drive
A dumpload of ancient AGP cards Kingston Value DDR2-667 CL4 2T @CL3 1T Seagate 160GB 7200.10 LG IDE DVD-ROM 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Ghettomade CPU waterblock 49cc 2stroke engine copper radiator WinXP SP2 32bit ProView 17" 
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post #7 of 7
Get that 1600. You'll enjoy that 1440p gaming on your current monitor much better than your 2500k thumb.gif
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