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Well coming from a pentium @ 400mhz going to a phenom ii x4 965 @ 3.6ghz it was more than night and day. Firefox took from like 30+ secs to loading to under 5. Now I know it's because i haven't experienced this before, but going from what i have now to an i5 2500k @ 4.5-4.8ghz i just can't imagine the difference in real world use. Will things just open up in like under three seconds? lol
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Did you already buy the new setup? If you are looking for a "responsiveness" upgrade outside of games and heavy applications then I would invest in a boot SSD. You will notice more.

As for the 955 to 2500k, you won't notice a difference unless the processors are under stress (games)
    
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No I haven't bought it yet, but I wish ssd's weren't so expensive . I don't know how long I could make something like a 60gb ssd last as a boot drive. Right now on my C drive for my current rig i have 48gb used up already.
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No. It won't. 5-10% extra fps in games. That's it. As said above, if you want decreased loading times, grab an ssd. You won't see much change in desktop performance,
     
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Like Omega said, no difference on normal day to day use, unless you put a heavy load. When I do browsing, watch video or photoshop, 2500k goes down to 1V and 1.6 Ghz.
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