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Old 08-06-11, 07:31 PM   #1
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Default Is it time to upgrade? I haven't been paying attention :(

Hey guys (and girls) I been a bit busy in life these past few years and I guess my rig got a bit old I have the urge to upgrade "something" I'm just not sure what.... Theres a few fancy games coming out and I think I could use a new GPU but then again a SSD sounds nice. Maybe I'd be better tho with a i5 2500K?


Honestly I don't know what to do its all getting old. Specs in sig, any ideas? I cant find any good reviews of a 275 GTX compared to say a 560Ti. I don't see the point in upgrading if there not twice as fast. I mean its been a few years!

Is there any gurus still around that follow the hardware scean?
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Old 08-06-11, 08:06 PM   #2
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yeah. Id a 2500K, SSD, and maybe a 570 or 6970 if you aren't stuck on nvidia.
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Old 08-06-11, 08:10 PM   #3
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Well, here is a 570 vs 285
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/306?vs=317

285 vs 560 ti
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/317?vs=330

And a 275 vs 285
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/169?vs=166


Q6600 vs i5 2500K
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/53?vs=288
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Old 08-06-11, 08:59 PM   #4
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mythy is back?!?!?! wtf!!!
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Old 08-06-11, 10:52 PM   #5
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Default Re: Is it time to upgrade? I haven't been paying attention :(

I'd just go for the GTX 560 Ti for now.

Anandtech's benches of the Q6600 vs. the 2500K are at stock speeds. With your overclock, your not that much slower than a 2500K.

It all depends on how much you want to spend, I guess.

I'm kind of in the same boat... except I have a Core 2 Duo E8600 OC'd to 4GHz, and a Liquid cooled 8800GTX. Since I want to wait a bit longer before building a whole new rig... I'm probably just going to pick up a 900MHz EVGA GTX 560 Ti and slap a Danger Den Block on it. It ought to get me by at least a couple of more years... and with hope SSD's will be more reasonably priced for when I build a completely new rig.

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Old 08-07-11, 11:21 AM   #6
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Default Re: Is it time to upgrade? I haven't been paying attention :(

I have a 560ti and just yesterday upgraded to a 2500k. I haven't done any overclocking yet and I'm already blown away. Especially when rendering video. It's substantially faster than my p2 x6. Now how much of that has to do with another 4gigs of ram I'm not sure.
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Old 08-08-11, 04:21 PM   #7
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Default Re: Is it time to upgrade? I haven't been paying attention :(

if you are using QuickSync (the 2nd gen i-core video compression dedicated part), no wonder you'll be much faster. Nothing can touch it as of now. It's comparable in quality to CPU and much faster than GPU recompression, so if you do a lot of video compression, the new cores are real killers.
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