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Linus October 3, 2011 06:08 PM

Going from a 2500K to a 2600K - Do I need to change my power supply?
This is a question from don2xify:


Hi... I have a question... I'm trying to build a gaming computer and came up with these parts..

GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 Intel Z68 Motherboard
Intel Core i5-2500K BX80623I52500 Unlocked Processor
Kingston KHX1600C9D3B1K2/8GX DDR3 8GB (2x4GB) RAM
EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black Hard Drive 7200RPM 64MB
Asus DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS Internal 24x CD/DVD Drive
Cooler Master RC-310-RWN1-GP Elite 310 Tower Case
Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2 Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750-Watt

I kinda wanna change the cpu for Intel Core i7-2600k BX80623I72600 Processor

would i need to change my power supply for a better one?

I only have like 700 or 1000 to spend...

or what would u recommend i get with that much money?
That power supply is MORE than enough to upgrade the CPU and even put some significant additional graphics horsepower into that machine.

On that note, I think you should upgrade to a 560 Ti instead of changing the CPU if this machine will be for gaming...

YukonTrooper October 3, 2011 09:43 PM

For gaming, definitely spring for a GTX 560 Ti and keep the 2500K. No brainer.

Also, couldn't some money be saved by going with P68 over Z68? I haven't looked at parts recently, so I'm not sure.

zlojack October 4, 2011 04:34 AM

No need to upgrade to a 2600k. Put that money into the gpu.

roh_ultima October 4, 2011 07:37 AM

won't even notice a difference with the 2600K

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