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Yo OCN! I'm 17 and have a minimum wage job. Is it worth spending my hard earned bones on a 2500k? Will I notice a difference between my q6700 and the 2500k?
post #2 of 21
In short.....OH YES. Make sure your socket type, board, etc. are all in order for the new proc though.
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I'd try to get the q6700 higher, and get a newer GPU, then you shouldn't need an upgrade for awhile.
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What's the system for? Gaming?

Gaming - new GPU

Encoding - 2600k
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What's the system for? Gaming?

Gaming - new GPU

Encoding - 2600k

He's seventeen, I can bet money on it... HE's a gamer.
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He's seventeen, I can bet money on it... HE's a gamer.
I know, that's why it was the first thing I guessed.

But you never know, I'm 18 and find myself coding more than gaming, so you honestly never know.
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I know, that's why it was the first thing I guessed.

But you never know, I'm 18 and find myself coding more than gaming, so you honestly never know.


Yeah true, Im 19 and game still, coding is so boring, I only do it when I have to for classes. lol.
post #8 of 21
I would say go with a GPU, and if you can find a cheap Q9550 or 9650 i would get one of those too.
 
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Yeah true, Im 19 and game still, coding is so boring, I only do it when I have to for classes. lol.
I look at it as more of complex problem solving, makes it interesting when you hit a breakthrough.
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He's seventeen, I can bet money on it... HE's a gamer.
haha you know it. anyway hell yes for the gaming part... so the q6700 will still be good to me for a while? getting a better gpu wont bottleneck it will it? only reason my q6700 isnt in the 3.6-3.8 range is because well, i cant get it stable but thats a story for a different thread
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