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Stick with i5 2500K or move to i7 4770K?

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October 9, 2013 2:11:54 PM

Hi guys, I'm not a computer whizz so I apologise if I sound like a PC 'noob'. I currently have a i5 2500K with a crappy GTX 460 and as you would expect my pc struggled with BF3 on high settings. I'm thinking of either upgrading my card to a GTX680 and keeping the i5 or alternatively getting a whole new rig with the i7 4770K, GTX680 and all the other bits to go with it. Ideally I would like to save the £'s and just upgrade the card and stick with i5 but is this going to be a significant boost or am I prolonging the inevitable??

Thanks in advance

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October 9, 2013 2:14:52 PM

The 2500K is still strong and you gain most from GPU upgrade.
October 9, 2013 2:15:32 PM

The card will help a lot more in game then getting a new cpu. If your looking to get higher fps get the gpu
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October 9, 2013 2:16:42 PM

Go with a new card first then save up for the other stuff later. You can always transplant the new card to the new mobo/cpu combo when you get them later. You would see the most immediate improvement with the card.
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October 9, 2013 2:18:43 PM

The 2500K is still a top tier gaming CPU. The GTX 680 has been replaced by the faster, cheaper GTX 770. I would just get a GTX 770.

I have a 2600K and a GTX 460 1GB. It was a great card but the new games of the past year are really too much for it. I plan on getting probably a GTX 780 next month. I have no plans to upgrade my CPU though.
October 9, 2013 2:35:19 PM

Thanks for the responses guys!! I'll be taking your advice and only upgrading the GPU.
October 23, 2013 5:02:03 PM

If you plan gaming Go for i5