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Old 11-17-2011, 08:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Long time to post , but i allways come here for some good input . Im looking to iether upgrade or is it time for a build . Not as savy as i used to be on the cutting edge but gaming performance is allways high priority.If your going to game then do it in right.Would a Intel Core 2 Quad Q9505 Yorkfield 2.83GHz LGA 775 along with , WIN 7 , an SSD drive be beefy enough for BF3 / Skyrim ?
Looks like $800.00 . Ive tossed around a new build around $2000.00 but not sure there would be much of performance/$ in the gaming relm.
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Gaming performance is going to rely heavily on the GPU you get.

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If your going to game then do it in right.
If you're going to do it right get a current gen CPU.
On Newegg the Q9505 is more expensive than an i5 2500k, so why not go that route.

I agree at a certain point you're spending $ on minimal performance increases.
I'd say ~$1,250-1,500 would be the sweet spot for a build that will keep a gamer happy.
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you can get a SLI 570 rig with a Intel 2500k for right around $1400-$1500 that will beast through anything you can throw at it.
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Well for 400$ above an upgrade i could get this , makes more sense to build considering the upgrade path on outdated stuff anyway.

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