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Would i see a major improvement in gaming if i upgraded from my current setup
( the video card, PSU and case from my sig and a 2.8 Athon II X2, 4 gigs of ram and a MOBO that wont let me over clock ) to a 2500K? I was going to upgrade when sandy bridge came out but am thinking of waiting for Bulldozer, should i wait the 4 months or do it now?
    
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post #2 of 4
I don't really understand what you currently have. lol

EDIT: Got it XD. Yes, you will see a major improvement in gaming if you get a 2500K. It will increase your fps since the Athlon X2 is currently bottlenecking your OCd GTX 470
Edited by cordawg92 - 1/21/11 at 6:00pm
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I'd say wait and see what AMD has to offer. You can go ahead and buy the RAM though, both kits use dual channel DDR3
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That upgrade would definitely help a lot.
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