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tam210

should i upgrade yet have i5 2500k + gtx580

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just having a shop about keeping up with all the new tech and wondering if i should start thinking about a upgrade.

 

specs:

 

i5 2500k @ 4.5ghz

noctua nh 14 cooler

gigabyte ud4 b3 motherboard

evga gtx580 sc

ocz vertex 2 120gb

 

do you guys see any point in upgrading i am still pritty happy and it still tears through new games but its getting on for 3 years old and usually upgrade every 4

 

do you think i would be better just gettting a couple of high capacity ssd's and get another couple years out it or start saving.

 

i usually wait till next gen comes out wait 2-3 months to get a idea of overclocking capability and gpu and good solid reviews what your opinions.

 

 

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If your current gear is doing the job, why upgrade? Dropping an ssd in there, for your OS will give a nice little performance boost to your start up time. It should tide you over for a year. By then Intel should have their next-gen, 8 core CPU's on the market. (expected Q1-2 of 2015) As well, Nvidia should have their new (800 series) GPU's out.

 

   regards, Jazz

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Agree - if you are stable at 4.5 GHz, there is not much more to get from the newest i5 CPUs..

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yeah thats what im thinking just get a new ssd as the vertex 2 ssd i have currently performance is starting to go a bit and looking at comparisons with my vertex 2 and the newer ssd's is like night and day with 2x 3x more performance and there getting into the still not cheap but affordable price for a 512gb ssd compared to when i bought my 120gb back then it was £130 now you can pick up a 500+ ssd for £185

 

thanks think a 840 evo ssd and couple 3tb hardrives is the right way to go for now :mellow:

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