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Want a 2500K? How Long Will It Last?

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August 4, 2012 5:43:21 PM

Im in need of a new upgrade so I want to get the infamous i5 2500K.
With *minor OCing how long do you reckon it'll last with games for?

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a c 78 à CPUs
August 4, 2012 5:50:30 PM

Theres no way to answer that question. It comes down to your expectations. If you are playing the same games it will last forever. If you are constantly updating your gaming library with newer games, it comes down to your expectations of performance, and what other components you're pairing it with. Particularly the video card.
August 4, 2012 5:52:50 PM

nekulturny said:
Theres no way to answer that question. It comes down to your expectations. If you are playing the same games it will last forever. If you are constantly updating your gaming library with newer games, it comes down to your expectations of performance, and what other components you're pairing it with. Particularly the video card.


Forget the video cards as they will be easily upgraded for me. I have no problems with them because their is no need for getting new mobos because of new sockets. But seeing as Haswell and Sky Lake are up next for Intel do you reckon it would last a good few years?
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a c 78 à CPUs
August 4, 2012 5:56:04 PM

Again, it all comes down to what your expectations are. Asking how long something is "future proof" is a bad question to ask. Will the 2500K be able to handle games at the absolute highest settings for the next 3-4 years? Probably. But speculating beyond that is impossible. Standards change too fast and unpredictably.
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August 4, 2012 8:19:12 PM

Infamous? The i5-2500k? Your joking right? Do you know what "infamous" means?

AMD FX CPUs... now that's an infamous CPUs series.

How well a CPU is for future proofing depends on what your expectations are. My Q9450 is 4 years old now and coupled with a Radeon HD 5850 I find that my rig still give me good enough performance so I'm not looking to upgrade until at least next year. I may even wait until 2014 when Intel releases Broadwell.
August 4, 2012 8:21:08 PM

Lol, was kind of a crappy joke, I apologize.
a b à CPUs
August 4, 2012 8:42:03 PM

If thechnology progresses at the rate it does today, then i'd say it will be a VERY good gaming CPU for the next three years.Kind of like the Intel Core i5 750 which is still good enough for almost all graphics cards.
a c 256 à CPUs
August 5, 2012 3:21:10 AM

It'll probably last way past when you get bored with it and want to upgrade...
August 5, 2012 5:24:39 AM

The 2500k is a good investment. You can go for the 3570k for 10 more dollars.
a b à CPUs
August 5, 2012 5:33:49 AM

I still have a C2D and I think I'm still good, so it depends on what you feel "acceptable" as far as game graphics.
a c 78 à CPUs
August 5, 2012 9:02:05 AM

qakers said:
The 2500k is a good investment. You can go for the 3570k for 10 more dollars.

Why? It doesn't game any better than a 2500K.
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August 5, 2012 9:45:18 AM

It will last as long as you don't fry it lol as far as for games nobody can tell you the correct answer you don't believe in that future telling crap do you?I sure hope not because it's bs.
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August 5, 2012 10:29:43 AM

The 2500k will last as long as you have a sufficient gpu to drive the pixels for probably 6 years or so.

C2Qs still play every game on high with a good gpu.
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