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IMO the price difference isn't that much, just get the 2500k for future proofing.
the 955 would be better suited for you but rather get the 2500k now than regret not getting it a year or two down the line smile.gif
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OP, you don't do anything that intensive to get a new CPU. This site has a lot of zealot fanboys posting benchmarks. The i7 2600k is faster, but you don't do anything that need that speed.

You are fine with your CPU.

If you are buying new and did not have a CPU yet, then get the i5 2500k instead of the i7 2600k or Phenom II 955.
Edited by Riou - 4/30/11 at 10:56am
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OP, you don't do anything that intensive to get a new CPU. This site has a lot of zealot fanboys posting benchmarks. The i7 2600k is faster, but you don't do anything that need that speed.

You are fine with your CPU.

If you are buying new and did not have a CPU yet, then get the i5 2500k instead of the i7 2600k or Phenom II 955.
So long as I'm not grouped into that fanboy status then I have no qualms with this post.

I posted the benchmark to show the realworld performance increases over the Phenom chips. My point is and was that SB CPU's ARE worth the extra cost because the performance is real and extremely measurable, but as I said, it's down to the OP. In his case, I'd rather get a better GPU than spend extra cash. It's like my situation right now. Soon I'll be getting some money together to upgrade my rig, the 2600k is better than my 2500, but any money I'll be getting is going straight into a GPU, because I don't need that extra performance from the CPU as much as I need a GPU.

The only reason I posted that particular image was because it was one of the only benchmarks on this page to include the X6 CPU (which was strange and unprofessional, to be honest)
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heres my penny in this thread . get the i5 2500k if you all you care about is max fps . get the 955 ifyou just care about playing a game without any lagg . i had amd phenom quad 2.8ghz with gtx 460 could play bc2 fine never lagged max fps i got was around high 60s . when i got my 2600k i get anywhere from 80-90fps dipping to low 70s and thats with max settings . oh and thats with i7 at stock no oc .i only upgraded cause i also encode videos which the phenom took forevers like 1hr with the i7 20min or less . if i didnt encode videos then i wouldve kept my phenom 820
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I have my 955 at 4.2ghz, max temp on prime 95 is 55 degrees, and I can run Crysis 2 on ultra without any lag at all. I do have a 6950 which helps.
    
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it's funny, this thread may be incredibly old, and yet it's still incredibly relevant to people purchasing today.

there's so much haze of SB love that i find it hard to get practical data.
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it's funny, this thread may be incredibly old, and yet it's still incredibly relevant to people purchasing today.

there's so much haze of SB love that i find it hard to get practical data.
I just took the plunge on an i5. That was partly because I want to do crossfire and my current AMD board doesn't have the necessary slots. I figured, since I am upgrading the mobo, mind as well upgrade my i5 and not lock myself into a dead end in terms of upgrading.
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great, i'd love to hear your thoughts. though obviously the crossfire will make a big difference too. =)
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