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Is there going to be a huge gain from my sig rig to a 2500k for mainly gaming and light usage with video editing i do plan to oc it.......i would love to get the 2600k but for money and what im hearing for gaming its not worth it.....

I play on my 6870s CF in eyefinity and would love to get more fps out of poss. a new i5 2500k and ddr3 and new ssd sata3 would it be worth it????

In anyones best guess in what area of fps will i get 5-10fps, 10-20fps, 15-25fps especially for the game i play the most BFBC2 and soon to be BF3!!!!!!!
 
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while I have no doubt that BF3 would enjoy a ~4.8GHz 2500K far more than your 4.1GHz Q9550, I'd sit on what you have you now until closer to BF3's release where we should have Bulldozer, cheaper/better 1155, and possibly LGA2011 options to consider.

C2Q @ 4+GHz is still a very formidable CPU.
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while I have no doubt that BF3 would enjoy a ~4.8GHz 2500K far more than your 4.1GHz Q9550, I'd sit on what you have you now until closer to BF3's release where we should have Bulldozer, cheaper/better 1155, and possibly LGA2011 options to consider.

C2Q @ 4+GHz is still a very formidable CPU.
i agree fa sho but i hate that to get decent to almost not decent fps i have to turn down my settings, i know that my 6870s do have low min frame rates but im stuck with them for now so i want to get more outta the proc. side of things i know i should wait, and i know i most likely will but i hate waiting ahahhahah.....

anyone know what area of increase i could get from a 2500k from my sig rig?
 
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If you will be doing video editing I would highly recommend the 2600k. Here is a sale at Fry's if you live by one. If not, try for a price match.

http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...50-before.html
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i agree fa sho but i hate that to get decent to almost not decent fps i have to turn down my settings, i know that my 6870s do have low min frame rates but im stuck with them for now so i want to get more outta the proc. side of things i know i should wait, and i know i most likely will but i hate waiting ahahhahah.....

anyone know what area of increase i could get from a 2500k from my sig rig?

i can definitely tell you that you are gonna get 15-20% increase. i upgraded from a q9650 @ 4.0 ghz. and yes an I7 is needed to utilize the latest cards to their full potential
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Check this Q9650 vs 2500K both @ 4GHz w/ GTX570 comparison done here on OCN CLICK HERE ..

It shows that Q9xxx is still a strong chip in singe GPU setups..

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Check this Q9650 vs 2500K both @ 4GHz w/ GTX570 comparison done here on OCN CLICK HERE ..

It shows that Q9xxx is still a strong chip in singe GPU setups..

CHEERS..
is single what about crossfire setups?????
 
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Well a GTX570 @ 850MHz from the test I posted a link is a bit faster than a stock GTX580..

In DX11 games like Metro 2033 a stock GTX580 pushes almost 2x FPS of a HD6870 and about the same frame FPS as two HD6870 in CrossFire.. CLICK HERE

So yeah a Q9650 @ 4.1 is definitely able to handle a HD6870 CF setup..

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Have you considered adding more ram? 4GB in a rig like yours seems to be the weak point. I noticed smoother game play (I don't quit stuff when I game either) going from 4GB to 6GB. I noticed no difference going from 6GB to 8GB, but I did it because DDR2 is still cheap.
 
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You'll certainly get measurable gains and more overclocking headroom. If you're already getting 60+FPS, the most you'll notice is placebo effect in games.

If you're decoding vid etc, you should see much improvement.

I still don't have any need for improvements and haven't got the SB bug bad enough to upgrade, so I'll wait to see what 'Dozer and Ivy do.
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