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Squeezing life out of my i7-2600k

kazini
  • 51 months ago

So my wife's rig is currently running an i7 2600k and I notice that obviously there are points where my cpu is limiting my performance in games (heavy physics based games or games where the ai is very cpu heavy/intensive) My question is exactly how much will overclocking it help in these instances and is it worth it? I Currently have my bios set so that it's supposed to turbo up to 4.2ghz but I would like to do a straight overclock if it will help.

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  • 51 months ago
  • 3 points

No chance is the CPU limiting performance. The 2600k is still top tier in gaming CPUs. A 2600k won;t bottleneck a 980ti.

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  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pic.yupoo.com/ztwss/Fi4HrjXk/1592TV.jpg

This is a brand new game which is pretty CPU heavy. As you can see, the 2600k is not only good, but top of the line still and competes with the top CPUs today in games.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

see I wasn't sure, It seemed like it was dropping frames but that could be something else I guess. it's a good thing too I picked it up super cheap.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely not the cpu. It will still be relevant for a long time

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

let me ask then if you don't mind, where do you think my next upgrade may be or where I may be bottlenecked?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $80.00
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.50
Motherboard ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $80.00
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $80.00
Storage Corsair Force LS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $48.98
Storage Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive $66.97
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 380 4GB Video Card $199.99
Case NZXT Phantom 410 (Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $94.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply Corsair RM 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $109.99
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Full - USB (32/64-bit) $189.99
Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-N15 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $30.00
Keyboard AZIO MGK1-K Wired Gaming Keyboard $84.98
Other Blue Yeti Blackout Microphone $108.88
Other Logitech C920 Webcam $68.93
Other Cooler Master CM Storm Case $30.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1308.20
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-03-11 12:05 EST-0500

Also would like your general opinion as well if possible lol.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

GPU for sure is your current slow down. If I had to change something I would throw in a 970 or 390 and call it good for 2 more years.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

darn just got that gpu not too long ago as well.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

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