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Overclock or Upgrade Intel Core i7 860 @2.8GHz


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#1 Kaaskril

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Posted 15 June 2016 - 08:54 PM

Relevant specs.

CPU: Intel Core i7 860

GPU: Radeon HD 6950

RAM: 6GB 1333MHz

 

Referenc game: GTA V

 

I can play GTA V 1920x1200 On everything on lowest and 2x msaa @ 60fps.

The plan is to play on ultra settings @ 60fps.

 

I will upgrade my GPU to a GTX 1080 or 1070 as soon as the price settles in South Africa. (And when I have saved up)

 

If I overclock I will Upgrade my Ram to 8GB 1600Mhz (Motherboard max is 1600). 

 

I plan to get a Corsair h110i and overclock my cpu to over 4Ghz.

 

So what do you guys think? Is it worth it to squeeze the last bit of life out of my CPU, or is it time to save up to Upgrade my MB/CPU/RAM to a current gen rig. 

 

P.S I play lots of other games but I used GTA as a reference. 


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#2 hamluis

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Posted 16 June 2016 - 11:25 AM

No one should/can make such a decision for you, IMO.

 

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Posted 16 June 2016 - 12:40 PM

It's a dated CPU and GPU, so if I had that PC, I would save up for a current generation PC.


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#4 Kaaskril

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Posted 17 June 2016 - 08:43 PM

No one should/can make such a decision for you, IMO.

 

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Yea I would just like to hear some opinions, before I spend so much money



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Posted 19 June 2016 - 01:21 PM

My opinion has always been (and still is)...a working computer should be tossed aside only if there is diminished capability due to hardware...or the system is incapable of meeting some expectation (realistic or unrealistic) of the user.

 

Every "upgrade" that I've ever done of my systems...was not something that had to be done...I just wanted to spend some money on something that I happen to employ and enjoy a great deal.

 

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