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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-12-2020, 12:25 AM - Thread Starter
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i5-2500k in 2020? Or Any LGA 1155 Socket CPU?

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Just seeing if it's still worth upgrading this old horse or if it's time to put it out of it's misery.

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Upgrade Idea 1 (Used)
CPU to i7-2600k ($90+/-) | 16 GB DDR3-2400 ($60)
Total: ~ $150

Upgrade Idea 2 (New)
Ryzen 5 1600AF ($85) | Asus ROG B450-I ($140) | 16GB DDR4-3200 ($70)
Total: ~$295

Which one?


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Definitely #2.

The 2600K can hold its own still, if overclocked, but I don't think its worth buying one anymore at this point. That's a lot of money to put into a long dead platform.

Watch your RAM choice for the 1600AF. There's reason to believe that its 2600 cores with the 1600 memory controller. Hence the name. It performs like a 2600 in benches, so there has to be a reason it still has the 1600 branding. So make sure your RAM will play nice with 1st gen Ryzen.

It'll be a hell of an upgrade for you. And when it's 10 yrs old, you'll be able to get a used 16 core chip to drop in.

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Quote: Originally Posted by Firehawk View Post
Definitely #2.

The 2600K can hold its own still, if overclocked, but I don't think its worth buying one anymore at this point. That's a lot of money to put into a long dead platform.

Watch your RAM choice for the 1600AF. There's reason to believe that its 2600 cores with the 1600 memory controller. Hence the name. It performs like a 2600 in benches, so there has to be a reason it still has the 1600 branding. So make sure your RAM will play nice with 1st gen Ryzen.

It'll be a hell of an upgrade for you. And when it's 10 yrs old, you'll be able to get a used 16 core chip to drop in.
Thanks for the response!

I found a few videos that are making it a little harder to bite the bullet and change because it seems like it still has a little life left, but like you mentioned, unless I get it REALLY cheap, it's not worth keeping the 1155 socket.

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2nd, that's a no brainer:
1. Platform that you can punch an even faster CPU later on
2. Except for some really wildly done games, 1600 does better everywhere

3. You can throw even faster memory
4. Scores on this video are so wild it's impossible. Good luck staying credible, if 2500k gets same performance as R5 2600 in AC Odyssey.

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Quote: Originally Posted by Rit View Post
Thanks for the response!

I found a few videos that are making it a little harder to bite the bullet and change because it seems like it still has a little life left, but like you mentioned, unless I get it REALLY cheap, it's not worth keeping the 1155 socket.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frNjT5R5XI4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huKwuauhCVQ
If you already had a 2600k or 2700k I would just use that until the 10900k comes out then do a full upgrade. Going from a very old 4/8T system to 10/20T is huge.
Since you have a 2500k, even more reason to wait for the 10900k. Don't sink any more money into that 1155. When the 10900k is out, you can grab that or see what is happening with Zen 3 and then choose. Either way you're going to be very happy =.

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Quote: Originally Posted by Falkentyne View Post
If you already had a 2600k or 2700k I would just use that until the 10900k comes out then do a full upgrade. Going from a very old 4/8T system to 10/20T is huge.
Since you have a 2500k, even more reason to wait for the 10900k. Don't sink any more money into that 1155. When the 10900k is out, you can grab that or see what is happening with Zen 3 and then choose. Either way you're going to be very happy =.

Uhh... He stays on 2500k for a reason, suggesting grabbing a 10900k is terribly out of place

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Uhh... He stays on 2500k for a reason, suggesting grabbing a 10900k is terribly out of place
Correctamundo! I'm just a casual gamer and tend to multi task more. I don't need to squeeze every FPS out or need the latest and greatest. So the 10900k is more than likely going to be overkill and over budget.

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