Is it worth the upgrade ?

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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  1. well not really
  2. A year is a long time : )
  3. I forgot to mention that I found both the i5 and Asus P8P67 EVO mobo on sale.
  4. This is rough compare of the speed gain : )
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/288?vs=80
  5. nikorr said:
    This is rough compare of the speed gain : )
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/288?vs=80


    Yeah, I already saw that, and when I saw that it's on sale it made me want to buy it.

    So, is it worth it ? :D
  6. 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.
  7. And the 2500K is going to be fast for a while : )
  8. 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
  9. 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). ;)
  10. But if you paint a clearer picture of what you plan to do in that year(with the computer/gaming etc.) it would help.
  11. Oh and I am learning programming, doing 3D modelling and gaming :)
  12. 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?
  13. 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.
  14. 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...)
  15. 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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