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Is there anything that needs to be done with the OS (reintall win7, uninstall drivers, etc) or anything when I put in the mobo&cpu?

I would expect something because of drivers.
Look in my sig for what I'm at now. Would an 2500k be a good jump in performance with ASrocks p67 extreme 4?
Or should the money be spent in a different way? <-- if this option, then what?
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It depends. Sometimes you can get away with booting up, Windows doing its magic, and then working. That's unlikely though, and even if it does work it's still better to re install.

Performance wise, a 2500k would be a huge jump. I definitely thought mine was coming from a phenom x4.
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If you don't mind formatting and starting over, then that's what I recommend. However, it's not always absolutely necessary.

I don't know how the 2500K compares to the Ph II X4 720.
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isn't there a bottleneck already going on with the x3 and 6990?
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Boo at needing to reinstall windows. All of the optimzations needed for the ssd.

Hmm.. well thanks! Yah, I think it would be a pretty big jump for me- just in the limbo of deciding if I really NEED it or something I want and be able to work on my computer more

Exactly, there is a bottleneck for sure. And i have an x3 with the 4th core unlocked.
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I just came from a p45 board and e5200 to 2500k and I didn't need to do anything out of the ordinary except restart once
    
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Boo at needing to reinstall windows. All of the optimzations needed for the ssd.

Hmm.. well thanks! Yah, I think it would be a pretty big jump for me- just in the limbo of deciding if I really NEED it or something I want and be able to work on my computer more
Then I recommend keeping your installation of Windows as it is and then seeing what happens. There is a good chance that all you will have to do is re-activate and then install the drivers for the new motherboard.
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umm..yes..you should format all..and install from scratch..
 
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Correct me if i'm wrong but does'nt a new motherboard class as a new PC as far as Windows licencing is concerned. I think a new mobo will fail the hardware check.
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Okay. this is exactly what I needed to know! Appreciate all the input.
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