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It's a long time ago i did run Intel, but all this week i'm thinking about upgrading a few parts.

Running AMD at the moment, but i was thinking about going for a 2500k/2600k.

The parts that i have in mind are:

Asus P8Z68-V Pro or Deluxe
Intel i5 2500K or i7 2600K

Now it comes, should i go for Gen3, since Ivy-Bridge will be not that far away?

And will i notice any big difference wen overclocking, between 2500k or 2600k?

Things i like to do with my pc, is some overclocking/benching and playing a few games like BF3, Crysis 2 and even WoW

Or should i forget this all, and stay with the 1100T for now?
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As far as i'm aware most B3 revision boards are Ivy Compatible, even if there not now a Bios update will sort it.

2500K is the best for Gaming since HT on the 2600K can be counter productive and actually cause slow down. Overclocking wise they're similar, but i do see higher clocks on the 2500K than the 2600K more frequently.

As for your 1100T it's really your own personal preference if you feel you need to upgrade or not. But i must add that the majority of titles are heavy GPU dependant for the most part, but a faster CPU does give your GPU's more throughput overall.

Check out the BF3 links in my sig to get an idea of how your current CPU would stand.
Edited by Mhill2029 - 11/2/11 at 3:48am
 
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with gaming you wouldn't see much difference between the 2500k and the 2600k. The main difference between the two is that the 2600k has hyper threading and a small frequency boost, other than that they are pretty much the same.

I'd say go for the 2500k, they really are amazing chips and worth every penny but if you can afford it get a 2600k
 
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if you like gamming go the 2500K, if you go the 2600k for gamming you can always disable hyperthreading as its usless for gamming. so in retrospect, save money and get an i5 2500k. you can always upgrade later to IB..
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Gaming performance will improve anywhere from 0-40% depending on the title.

I can't imagine throwing down $400-600+ (what I consider a budget for an entire build) to improve performance by such an unnoticeable amount in most cases.

I'd suggest sticking with the 1100T. It's going to be a few years before there is an upgrade above and beyond your 1100T/GTX460SLI that is technically a worthwhile move IMO.
     
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Unless you don't like your current CPU, Don't bother, But 2500K does kick butt no matter how much you would like your AMD chip

But as i said unless you don't like your current CPU, Don't bother
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The only reason why I would upgrade your system right now is if you have no faith in the AMD line of Bulldozers and the rest that are coming out. If you upgrade to an Intel setup, I highly doubt the Ivy will be a let down. This is not a amd vs intel, but rather more about future proof. I had a1090T that was great! But I only bought the mother board because of the Bulldozer Now I am not confident in the upcoming line up of AMD processors so I went ahead and got me an Intel board and CPU and will be putting my other AMD board and CPU on EBAY while it is still only a month old and not to lose out on too much money.

Definetly go with the i5 2500k
    
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