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Upgrade my PC with new graphic card but keep my i5 2500K?

I want to upgrade my PC and I have a low budget. I think that for now I'll buy a new graphic card and a new monitor.

My current specs:
- Inte i5 2500K (good cooler, not the stock one)
- Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3
- 8GB DDR3 667Mhz (2 x 4GB Dual Channel)
- Nvida GTX 660 Ti
- SSD + 1TB HDD
- PSU 700W Club 3D CSP-D700CB 80 PLUS Bronze

Plus a LED monitor with 1366x768 resolution, 22' and 60Hz.

I've been thinking in buying this card and monitor:
- Sapphire Radeon RX 480 8GB GDDR5
- BenQ XL2411Z 24" LED 144Hz

I want a good performance in gaming. What do you think?
Should I also upgrade the memory to 1333Hz?
Is my i5 core good for the RX 480? Should I overclock it?

Thanks!
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    I think that's a nice upgrade. Overclocking the i5 isn't a bad idea but I'm curious what cooler you have. I don't think the memeory upgarde is necessary.
  2. ajpaolello said:
    I think that's a nice upgrade. Overclocking the i5 isn't a bad idea but I'm curious what cooler you have. I don't think the memeory upgarde is necessary.


    Thanks for your response.

    My cooler is Tacens Gelus Lite III
  3. Seems like a pretty good cooler. You could probably get a mild overclock.
  4. Looks good - and would guess your DRAM is 1333 - it's DDR (DOUBLE data rate) so you take true freq x 2 = 1333 effective. Can check with the free app CPU-Z in the Memory tab - if it shows Frequency as 667 you are running 1333 ;)
  5. Tradesman1 said:
    Looks good - and would guess your DRAM is 1333 - it's DDR (DOUBLE data rate) so you take true freq x 2 = 1333 effective. Can check with the free app CPU-Z in the Memory tab - if it shows Frequency as 667 you are running 1333 ;)


    Yes you are right ;)
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