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August 18, 2011 7:42:18 AM

Hey guys, I'm mainly a gamer, and I would like to increase the speed of my pc. Ive had my current setup for a while and It has served me well, however with mw3 and bf3 approaching i am not sure if it will be able to handle it. I currently have an i5 655K (not oc'd as i dont know how to) and Im wondering if i should try and overclock it (obviously yes, so PLEASE help), or instead, buy a new i5 2500k gameing system.
Here are my current specs:

Asus P7 P55 LX (1156 socket)
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
Intel i5 655k 3.20 GHz
4096MB RAM Kingston 2GB x 2
Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
Cooler Power GX850 850 watt
Generic piece of *** case
Western Digital Green 1TB
CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Plus
Acer G235h 23"
Razer Black widow Ultimate
Logitech g500
Logitech G35

Is this setup even suitable for overclocking and where do I even start, please help me as I dont want to fork out a grand for a new pc.

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August 18, 2011 7:51:53 AM

And i'm sure im really late with this especially given the fact it's an i5 655K it's old, but please, save me agrand and advise me even where to start, whether or not it's improve cpu cooling or whatever, i would really appreciate it.
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August 18, 2011 12:21:54 PM

Your MB is easliy overclockable with the CPU that you have. You need to either learn to use the BIOS to do it (read your manual (the AI Tweaker section)) or use the utilities supplied with the board (and also available for DL from Asus).
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August 18, 2011 1:09:17 PM

You'll most likely see the most gaming improvement from a more powerful graphics card. As suggested a little overclocking on your cpu, and maybe something like a gtx 560ti or a 6950 would help.
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August 18, 2011 11:21:05 PM

Cygnus x-1 said:
You'll most likely see the most gaming improvement from a more powerful graphics card. As suggested a little overclocking on your cpu, and maybe something like a gtx 560ti or a 6950 would help.


funny you should say that, because I recently bought a 6950 2g and noticed minimal differences with latest drivers, so unfortunately I returned that. But if I get my new pc, I will be putting in a 6950
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August 18, 2011 11:35:56 PM

That surprises me, you should have seen a difference going from the gts 450 to a 6950.
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