upgrading 2500k to 2600k

m_st

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hey,

i'm currently using a 2500k that is on a stable 4.7 gh, i'm however seeing quite a lot of youtube videos where cpu's with a higher threadcount show higher frames or lower min frames.

upgrading to a 2600k would cost me an extra 40 euros, upgrading to a 3770k would cost 90 to a 100 euros, is it worth it for gaming?

i'm using a p67 msi motherboard
arctic freezer 33 cooler
8gb 2133mhz ram
gtx 1060 3gb
250gb ssd

thanks
 

The Paladin

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The Paladin

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Seeing how the i7-2600k has held up so well after 6 years is a testament to how good it is. Because of it I added a i7 to my new build instead of a i5. In my opinion, a i7 adds at least a year to the competitiveness of a CPU.

If you are on the brink of getting a whole new system then I'd suggest buying nothing new. But if you want another year out of it then get the 2600k.
 

13thmonkey

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But the scale and the ease of OC is different, on my Q9550 and E6600 you were lucky to get 10%, and had to balance many variables, it was the last of the difficult OCing. Now, set a multi, and you are done, i've been running at 25% OC on my ivy for the last 5 years.
 

m_st

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i'm running at 1080p 60hz and my gpu is a 1060 3gb gigabyte with +150 on core and +700 on memory stable
 

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