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PIIx4 940 to i5 2500k?

post #1 of 14
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Purely as a gaming rig, im assuming this would be a wasted upgrade? I play at 1080 res currently but plan on a monitor upgrade soon, either a 120hz 3d model or atleast something with a higher res, i havent decided yet.

PIIx4 940 3.0ghz
4gb ddr2 ram
gtx 580
win7 64bit
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post #2 of 14
i'd say it's worth it, you can get that 2500k to at least 4ghz on stock cooling

that'll be a very noticeable difference from your 940 @ 3.0ghz, it'll unleash the true power of your gtx580 lol
post #3 of 14
with your GPU...defiantly
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post #4 of 14
He can get alot higher than 4Ghz on stock cooling with that 2500K. Try 4.5, but I wouldn't go over on stock.
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post #5 of 14
ya i say go it will make a the little bottleneck there are away and will boost ur preformance realy
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post #6 of 14
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I assumed it would make little difference based on a benchmark I saw where an i7 980x and a p2x4 965 were no more than 1 fps different using an hd5950 gpu in crysis.
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post #7 of 14
Definitely go for it.
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post #8 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cryptic-F8L View Post
I assumed it would make little difference based on a benchmark I saw where an i7 980x and a p2x4 965 were no more than 1 fps different using an hd5950 gpu in crysis.
That is because Crysis is GPU bound.
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post #9 of 14
Go for it. The 2500k is an awesome cpu. Much better than what you have now.
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post #10 of 14
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Then its settled, sandy bridge awaits me..
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