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I got a computer for gaming recently. Anyway it came with an intel i5 760 processor. It's currently clocked at it's factory 2.8GHz. I was thinking though, how long is it gonna be until i need to upgrade or OC to keep up to date and all that and be able to run new graphics cards well. Anyway, it's on factory cooling and all that (no special liquid cooling or anything like that).

As for SLI and all that, I do not plan to do any of that. The most i'd plan to do with multi GPU's is having one for PhysX and then the other as my main. no crossfire or sli lol.

So i want to know how far i could OC it now, how long my processor will last before i will need a new one to really enjoy games, and how to OC via BIOS or just enable turbo boost for that matter. I am more interested in learning how to OC through the BIOS as i'm sure i could find the turbo boost thing easily, but i just need help.

Really a n00b to this stuff.
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I don't think processors are the deciding factor for gaming ATM. A fast core duo is still good. I think it's more down to your graphics card or cards, so if you don't want to play sli or xfire, go for one of the top cards.

As far as OCing it goes, check out The i5-760 OC Club
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I don't think processors are the deciding factor for gaming ATM. A fast core duo is still good. I think it's more down to your graphics card or cards, so if you don't want to play sli or xfire, go for one of the top cards.

As far as OCing it goes, check out The i5-760 OC Club
Yes, I would plan to go with a high-end card (i.e. GTX 570. GTX 580 is way to expensive for me now). Currently I am running a GTX 460 and it's working great, but in the future i definitely want a much more powerful graphics card (for the time of course. A GTX 580 won't be top of the line in years to come).

Thank you i'll take a look at that thread.
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