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    Is it time to get a new PC

    Any thoughts on if it is worth it to build new. Currently running I5 2500k, 8g ram, R9 290 video card. Was thinking of going with I7 7700k, 1080 video card and 16 gig of ram. I mostly play WOW, is this overkill?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smeaton View Post
    Any thoughts on if it is worth it to build new. Currently running I5 2500k, 8g ram, R9 290 video card. Was thinking of going with I7 7700k, 1080 video card and 16 gig of ram. I mostly play WOW, is this overkill?
    I'd go for a 8700k if I were you.

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    2500k still has pretty strong single core performance if OC'd, which is mostly what WoW is based off of. Just upgrade the Ram/GPU, would be more cost effective. If you upgrade the processor, you'll also have to upgrade motherboard and Ram as well, and potentially your cooler, I don't think you'd see an improvement worth the $400-500 that will cost.

    7700k is in a weird place right now. While still a beast at gaming, 8700k is definitely more future proof, although significantly more expensive. IMO just do a few upgrades, and upgrade processor later.

    Only go 1080 if you're planning to go for a 1440p and/or 144hz display. If you're still on a 1080p/60hz monitor, even a 1070 will be overkill.
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    Thanks for the fast responses. My monitor is the Asus VG248 QE 144hz refresh rate, to be more specific on my build I am on the i5 2500k running at 3.3 Ghz (water cooler on it, not sure what one), a gigabyte Z68x mobo, 8 gigs of ddr3 patriot memory (667 MGHZ) with a 600W power supply and my r9 290 video card. ive noticed that my frames are getting rather low in wow even just hanging out in Dal, I tried running on ultra, but really poor frames 30-40 FPS

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