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Old January 13, 2011, 05:18 PM
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If your current rig isn't doing what you want then SB would be a significant improvement.
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Old January 13, 2011, 05:37 PM
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I think you current rig is fine as is. Most racing games on the PC aren't that demanding (besides the Ego engine games).
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Old January 13, 2011, 05:56 PM
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I just upgraded to a 2600K from my E8400. The rig is primarily used for gaming more than anything else, but i've noticed huge gains in all that I've been doing and am pleased. It wasn't just the CPU that was upgraded though, it was the entire setup.

Just think of it this way - if you feel the need to ask if you SHOULD upgrade, chances are you are pleased with your current performance and don't really need to. If you WANT to.. well then that's another story entirely.
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Old January 13, 2011, 07:08 PM
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All a matter of balance between needs and wants...
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Old January 14, 2011, 06:32 AM
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I'd say it will be an upgrade, especially for games that use more than 2 cores, like bf:bc 2 and black ops. Those games will see a HUGE perfomance increase.
The real question is: is it worth it? That is what im debating about in my head :D
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Old January 14, 2011, 09:01 AM
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Should be a big time upgrade depending on what CPU and board you get.
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Old January 14, 2011, 09:34 AM
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Ya, I love playing the newest games that come out. And Moving to a quad would make some sense. I am sure the i7 2600K or i5 2500K would last me about 3 years. Then again. Waiting for another year for the other chips to come out. Man It's a hard decision right now.
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Old January 14, 2011, 09:38 AM
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well if you play crysis i can tell you that once i went i7 and a good card crysis got slapped up side it's head and frame rates went up to real nice play rates
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Old January 14, 2011, 09:54 AM
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I am sure my HD 5850 still has some sharp teeth when it's paired with either a i5 2500K or i7 2600K
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Old January 14, 2011, 10:23 AM
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Quote:
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If all you do is simply game then it wouldn't a significant gain in performance.
Or maybe yes.
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