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Until there's reliable data on BD, there's really nothing but hype to go by.

I've been contemplating the same upgrade myself, and I'm going to wait and see if BD lives up to the hype first, but you can only judge that until real data is released.

If BD doesn't live up to the hype, I'm personally getting an 8 core IB for a real upgrade to my current processor.

Getting a 2600K now is a sidegrade and not a real upgrade.

If all the OP is doing is gaming, then it's really not worth it to upgrade IMO, he'd be better off getting a 2nd 6950.
Edited by 2010rig - 5/2/11 at 1:32pm
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Until there's reliable data on BD, there's really nothing but hype to go by.

I've been contemplating the same upgrade myself, and I'm going to wait and see if BD lives up to the hype first, but you can only judge that until real data is released.

If BD doesn't live up to the hype, I'm personally getting an 8 core IB for a real upgrade to my current processor.

Getting a 2600K now is a sidegrade and not a real upgrade.

If all the OP is doing is gaming, then it's really not worth it to upgrade IMO, he'd be better off getting a 2nd 6950.
The OP is a signle GPU man, I don't believe money is an issue for him. SB would be a waste though, especially if you have UD7.
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The OP is a signle GPU man, I don't believe money is an issue for him. SB would be a waste though, especially if you have UD7.
In that case SB is definitely not worth it for him, the 2600K is not going to push that 6950 any further than a 920 @ 4.4.

I've been considering getting a 2600K or a 970 myself, but I also do a lot of rendering and encoding all the time.

Right now, the conclusion I've come to is that it's best to see what BD is bringing to the table, as it's less than 2 months away.
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I upgraded from an X6 1055T @ 4Ghz to an i7 2600k @ 4.8Ghz.

Sure it was a nice upgrade, but upgrading from a 1336 i7 to an 1155 i7 2600k is totally useless in my opinion.

Save the cash, and keep ur current i7, you've got plenty of CPU power for at least another 2 years

Like 2010rig said, I'd rather grab a 2nd HD6950 if you're a gamer.
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I upgraded from an X6 1055T @ 4Ghz to an i7 2600k @ 4.8Ghz.

Sure it was a nice upgrade, but upgrading from a 1336 i7 to an 1155 i7 2600k is totally useless in my opinion.

Save the cash, and keep ur current i7, you've got plenty of CPU power for at least another 2 years

Like 2010rig said, I'd rather grab a 2nd HD6950 if you're a gamer.
I could grab another HD6950 or even 2 more but cant see a game thats going to push 1080p better then a single GPU unless i want to play Crysis and Metro over again.
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