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July 20, 2012 4:38:57 AM

I currently have AMD Phenom II 945 and I am thinking of upgrading to Intel i5 2500k. The problem is, I'll be using this PC for just one more year then I'm off to college and I'll be using it during the breaks only then. So I need you to tell me if it's worht it :) 

Thanks in advance. :D 

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a b à CPUs
July 20, 2012 4:47:10 AM

well not really
a b à CPUs
July 20, 2012 4:55:56 AM

A year is a long time : )
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July 20, 2012 4:55:59 AM

I forgot to mention that I found both the i5 and Asus P8P67 EVO mobo on sale.
a b à CPUs
July 20, 2012 5:06:51 AM

If u use the PC daily for more than just net browsing, I would do it.

U can always sell it, especially when u can get it for the good price.
a b à CPUs
July 20, 2012 5:08:16 AM

And the 2500K is going to be fast for a while : )
a b à CPUs
July 20, 2012 5:09:30 AM

In your situation I'd say no. Usage vs. expense doesn't justify it IMO

Save that money for top ramen in college and going out. =p
July 20, 2012 5:12:12 AM

ohyouknow said:
In your situation I'd say no. Usage vs. expense doesn't justify it at all IMO.

Save that money for top ramen in college and going out. =p


I still have some money I've put aside (I first planned to buy a guitar, but I didn't). ;) 
a b à CPUs
July 20, 2012 5:13:07 AM

But if you paint a clearer picture of what you plan to do in that year(with the computer/gaming etc.) it would help.
July 20, 2012 5:13:45 AM

Oh and I am learning programming, doing 3D modelling and gaming :) 
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July 20, 2012 5:15:29 AM

Just do it. You will be kicking yourself for a year wondering "what if" if you don't.

And also, why not take the computer to college with you?
a b à CPUs
July 20, 2012 5:16:07 AM

Lots of programming and modeling sure, go for it. But gaming is more dependent on the gpu at typical resolutions today, i.e. 1080p and the 840 would game fine.
July 20, 2012 5:21:07 AM

DJDeCiBeL said:
Just do it. You will be kicking yourself for a year wondering "what if" if you don't.

And also, why not take the computer to college with you?


Don't want to fail the college D: (Yeah, it's kinda too distracting for me...)
a b à CPUs
July 20, 2012 5:35:47 AM

Dantedevilhunter said:
Don't want to fail the college D: (Yeah, it's kinda too distracting for me...)

You are not alone :D  , with that distraction.
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