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2500k/2600k vs i7 920

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I'm really thinking of making an upgrade from my i7 920 to either an 2500k or a 2600k. Is it worth it? I mostly game but will do some video stuff and school programs. I want to hear from those who had first gen i7's and upgraded
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I just went from an i7 920 to 2600k in the last 2wks

I dont feel the xtra speed yet and im running at 4.8 vs the i7 920 at 4.4...so real world i dont feel it, but of course benchmarks run faster, games get a Frames boost.

I do like how the 2600k runs so much cooler then the i7 920, overclocking is so much easier, and I think things just "work" better then my previous X58 setup.

If you have the money laying around, do it...if not, I dont think its a huge upgrade
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I've heard that the 2600K is better than all the old i7's, except for the 990X. They can be OC'd much easier, and the i7's are amazing for video work. You probably won't notice any difference in gaming though.
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I think if you're folding, it's supposed to make a difference. Other than that and what Viper said though, it doesn't seem like anything big.

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If you have the money laying around, do it...if not, I dont think its a huge upgrade
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I'm not sure about the 920 but I just upgraded from a Q9550 and boy is the OC'ing much easier. I haven't fine tuned anything yet since I just put my system together this morning but I just set my 2600k to 4.5GHz@1.3v and it's gliding along with no problems so far.
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