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Many thanks for the suggestions so far.

Can anyone tell me why 2500k over the 2600k? The price difference is only £30

A second 6950 seems like a pointless upgrade to me. Most games seem to have issues with crossfire?? f1 2011 for example i play a lot and crossfire actually gives negative scaling? Also my board is only x16 x4 crossfire as i am on a 880G chipset.

What should my next upgrade be if its not a 2600k? I'm actually tempted to go back with the green team (nvidia)
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Get the 2500K for gaming. The 2500K even beats your 1090T at everything.

Sad but true.

The 2500K doesn't have Hyper Threading, 2600K does. Useless in gaming, so save your money and get the 2500K.
    
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Well, personally if I was in your position, I would keep what I have for a couple more months. Yes, it would be and upgrade to SB, whichever CPU you decide on, but you mind as well wait for IB. The system you have now isn't going to have problems playing anything.

If you could save your money and wait a couple of months, you would have a better upgrade. I know that may not be what you want to hear or are looking for, but that is just my opinion.

If you just HAVE to upgrade now, then yeah go for it. with the so slight difference in prices, mind as well get the 2600k. It will only help in the future.

You should be happy no matter which you choose.

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hmm maybe i'll keep what I have for now in terms of CPU. My birthday is coming up at end of this month and just fancied buying something new. Going on my sig setup, what should I upgrade next?
Edited by Darylrese - 10/13/11 at 7:29am
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I was thinking the same thing since incandescent still return my motherboard but don't think its worth it. Plus the Intel boards are much more expensive. I would want to stick with an rog board but starts at $300usa for the new chipset thatbis supposedly ivy bridge compatible
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hmm maybe i'll keep what I have for now in terms of CPU. My birthday is coming up at end of this month and just fancied buying something new. Going on my sig setup, what should I upgrade next?
I just like to point out there is nothing worng with your cpu, but you hinted you wanted/needed to upgrade anyways.

Your system is very balanced, and the only thing I can think of is to go water cooling.

You don't need another 6950 for that resolution. And you have an SSD already.

You should look into a loop for sure.
    
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Many thanks for the suggestions so far.

Can anyone tell me why 2500k over the 2600k? The price difference is only £30

A second 6950 seems like a pointless upgrade to me. Most games seem to have issues with crossfire?? f1 2011 for example i play a lot and crossfire actually gives negative scaling? Also my board is only x16 x4 crossfire as i am on a 880G chipset.

What should my next upgrade be if its not a 2600k? I'm actually tempted to go back with the green team (nvidia)
I had the same dilemma a few months ago when I was building my first rig. I went with the 2600K not for my e-peen (I feel it's big enough) but because it gives me room for more. Sure it's the threads aren't meant for gaming, but just about every new application out there supports threading, taking advantage of every corner of this chip.

If you are ABSOLUTELY only going to use it for gaming, get the 2500K. If you feel you are going to do more such as folding, multimedia or heavily threaded applications, go with the 2600K.
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If there is nothing wrong with the 1090T and new chipsets are coming out soon, nah there is no point in upgrading it. I have a H50 water cooler and I don't intend to go for a full water cooled loop atall. I can run most games at 60fps+ but I do still get random slow downs in games like f1 2011 and fsx where i only get 20 - 30fps in some cases (heavy rain or lots going on)...I just wondered whats causing it and if an upgrade is in order.

All i use my pc for is:

Gaming
Music
Internet
Photoshop

That's it. I'm not into folding (not even sure what that is!)
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2600K no. 2500k yes.

just wait for the 2700k or ivy.

wait again!
Dont need to wait for 2700k...... It's a slightly higher clocked (100mhz) 2600k which makes no sense at all.

Just wait for Ivy or even Haswell
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hmm maybe i'll keep what I have for now in terms of CPU. My birthday is coming up at end of this month and just fancied buying something new. Going on my sig setup, what should I upgrade next?
IMO, if you are going to upgrade anything, I would go monitor next. I know how nice the Samsung 22" is. I just gave my mother my old 22BW..

But I would step up to an LED 1080P monitor if you just had to do something now. The one in my sig is just awesome. There are many great ones to choose from though.

Otherwise, I would horde to make the next upgrade perhaps a little better?

Perhaps for enough $$, I could arrange an evening with someone special? What you got in mind? lol.....
    
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