Question i5 2500k Overclocked at 4.3+ghz for gaming in 2019

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I have i5 2500k with cooler master hyper 412 slim air cooler at stock speed with 16gb or 1600mhz ram and gtx 660

right now my motherboard does not support overclocking , which is h67 chispet

on of my friend is selling me asus p67 sabretooth mobo should i get it for overclocking and replace gpu with rx580 for gaming

also i have ordered amd ryzen 1600 coming on shipment which i buyed to sale for profit

should i5 2500k oc will give me better value for gaming and delay my whole system upgrade ?
 

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The i5-2500k is still an amazing CPU for it's age, if you can get a decent overclock from it, it's probably worth it over the cost of a new system.
what do you think is a good gpu to pair with i5 2500k or in future ryzen 3600bfor 1080p gaming and streaming i think rx580 is in my budget
 

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An RX580 would be a good pairing to a 3600, maybe on the lower end side but I'd really try to save for a RX 5700/RTX 2060
anything 2 gens above or 2 levels above is a noticable upgrade.
As you have 660, its 860 or 950 or better. If you got for 1050 TI, it will be nice already, I don't think going above RTX 2060 / 1080 will have any effect.
 

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anything 2 gens above or 2 levels above is a noticable upgrade.
As you have 660, its 860 or 950 or better. If you got for 1050 TI, it will be nice already, I don't think going above RTX 2060 / 1080 will have any effect.
Yes even an upgrade to a 950 would be nice, but there's a value proposition to be made here by going with new hardware.
 

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wow just the thread i need
i have Gigabyte P67A- i5 2500k overclocked to 4.0 with default volt , 8gb ram and GTX1060 LG 34 ultrawide FreeSync off
not sure if i5 2500k is too old but im getting real low fps in CSGO everything set to low barely go up to 144fps,
 

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i got my hands on a asus p67 sabertooth mobo now it supports overclocking but with my china made psu i am not overclocking it , can any one suggest me that for i5 2500+gtx 660 overclock cooler master 550 mwe gold would be enough ?
 
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I'd invest in a 650W or 750W PSU so you can get a better GPU. You can snag some good deals on ebay for GPUs that will be a huge increase in performance over a GTX 660. I snagged an R9 Fury 4GB for $111, R9 Nano 4GB for $125, RX 470 4GB for $75 in the past month.
 

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I have i5 2500k with cooler master hyper 412 slim air cooler at stock speed with 16gb or 1600mhz ram and gtx 660

right now my motherboard does not support overclocking , which is h67 chispet

on of my friend is selling me asus p67 sabretooth mobo should i get it for overclocking and replace gpu with rx580 for gaming

also i have ordered amd ryzen 1600 coming on shipment which i buyed to sale for profit

should i5 2500k oc will give me better value for gaming and delay my whole system upgrade ?
I don't recommend it at all.

I moved from 2500k@4.4Ghz+2133Mhz 4+4GB+Z77 motherboard to Ryzen 1600 some weeks ago. I have a RX470@1350Mhz too, so its very close to RX580 stock performance. Have tried 3770 (stock) for a while before making the change, almost no gain at all. Pretty much the same performance.

The difference from SB/IB to Ryzen 1600 was huge!!!!!!!

Some games I was having up to 40% of bottleneck. GPU usage on 70%~80% droping to 60% sometimes in very demanding games such Hitman, Control, Quantum Break, Assassins, Shadow of TR, Metro Exodus, Breakpoint, Wildlands, The Division and many others! Frames? Something between 35FPS to 45FPS at very demanding scenarios on these games.

Now I have constantly 60FPS in every game that my GPU can reach it (always 95% to 100% GPU Usage now).

Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge are dead now. I don't recommend any upgrade or investments on these platforms.

About OC on IB and SB. On very demanding games, it doenst make much difference. You will have 10~15% better minimum frames at the best. Some games like Assassins you will have nothing.
 

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