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#1 chinto20
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Console: Ocarina of Time

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#2 chinto20
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kay guys thx for the advice I'll stick with the 2500k.
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#3 chinto20
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i5, you don't need an i7 for gaming.

Masenkoe
but will it perform as well for gaming in a few years?
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#4 chinto20
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I'm planning a new build for the next 3-4 years and I'm having doubts about several things, I've been wondering if i7/i5 will be enough for the new-gen games?? I'm not doing another upgrade for 3-4 years since I'm a student and I don't have that much dough laying around.

My options:

i5 2500k - 289 US$

i7 2600k - 401 US$

I know they're both freaking expensive but those are the prices in my country and there's nothing I can do about it....

So what do you think guys? thx in advance

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#5 chinto20
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Hey guys I just wanted to be clear on this

cpu usage

This is my cpu usage while in floatsam (99-100% usage with some dips), this mean bottlenecking right?

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#6 chinto20
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[QUOTE="chinto20"][QUOTE="Gambler_3"]

Yes it would be enough but dont expect it to last too long, always try to get the best CPU you can so you dont end up with such an isse as you have right now.

If your budget is really tight then you dont have any other reasonable option but if you can save a bit more I would really recommend you to get a 2500k.

And if you are ok buying second hand stuff then you can pick up a used core 2 quad and that would be the most economical thing for you while giving you the performance you need.

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Yeah the thing is the phenom here is like 160 US dollars and the 2500k is like 350 US dollars + motherboard + memory so yeah price goes up to the roof

where the hell do you live, they sell the phenom 955 here for 100bux in canada.

LOL, gotta love mexico prices, i7 950 = 450 bucks
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Yes it would be enough but dont expect it to last too long, always try to get the best CPU you can so you dont end up with such an isse as you have right now.

If your budget is really tight then you dont have any other reasonable option but if you can save a bit more I would really recommend you to get a 2500k.

And if you are ok buying second hand stuff then you can pick up a used core 2 quad and that would be the most economical thing for you while giving you the performance you need.

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Yeah the thing is the phenom here is like 160 US dollars and the 2500k is like 350 US dollars + motherboard + memory so yeah price goes up to the roof
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#8 chinto20
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Yeah, the game autoupdates everytime you launch it... guess it's upgrade time thx anywway
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#9 chinto20
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Clearly sounds like a CPU bottleneck. This is exactly what happens with a CPU bottleneck, you get same performance regardless of the settings.

This is why I laugh at those people who think GPU is more important and blah blah. I can play the game very smoothly in low settings, but with an outdated CPU you can stuggle to even do that. Every game has a certain minimum CPU processing requirement for smooth gameplay regardless of the settings whereas GPU requirement is quite flexible for most games.

PS: TC am not suggesting you made a bad purchase with your CPU as I have no idea when you bought it but just raising a point for some fellow members......

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Yeah, thought that was a possibility just wanted to make sure, they should step up a notch the minimum req. so this kind of problem is avoided, but anyway thx for the help guys. Hey should I be okay with a Phenom II x4 955 Black edition? would that be enough for witcher 2?
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#10 chinto20
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I'm using nvidia 275.50 beta, never used amd/ati cards. Yeah OC is rock solid tested with every benchmark and game I have (also mem tests can't remember the name right now) and yeah I'm getting like 21-22 fps right now dips at 18 when there's rain or a lot going on like in floatsam and thats on low spec...