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Well, i think the time has come to retire my amd x4 965BE. Ive been dead set on waiting on the 2600k replacement in the Sandy Bridge E line, but after much research, i think the 2600k will actually do wonders in the performance boost area for me anyhow. Looking at the difference in gaming performance between it and my current CPU,it would be a huge step up.
What i wanted to ask is what you guys think? Should i wait it out for the SB E processor to mature and release? Or should i grab a new mobo and a 2600k and OC the heck out of it?

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Huh? SB-E is out?
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im facing the same dilemma... except with a 1055T with crosshair formula iv, into a 2500k and maximus iv extreme.
    
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I recently build my own system and the only thing i can say is waiting is pretty useless for computer parts because when something is released the next upgrade is also around the corner so you can keep waiting and waiting because there will always be something better in the near future.

So my advice is buy it and don't look back, its a pretty good upgrade and i'm sure you won't be disappointed.
    
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what are you doing with your PC? if you are gaming, you should upgrade your GPU before your CPU, since it is not too bad. I used to have the same CPU before I switched to an i5-2500k. wink.gif
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post #6 of 10
Buy an i5-2500k and be done with it if gaming is your main PC workload. Great performance for a great price and you can use the money you save to upgrade your graphics, 7900 cards are due out in January so I would watch out for these.
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Originally Posted by geovas77 View Post

Buy an i5-2500k and be done with it if gaming is your main PC workload. Great performance for a great price and you can use the money you save to upgrade your graphics, 7900 cards are due out in January so I would watch out for these.

I agree with this, for gaming centric PC's the i5-2500K is the optimal price/performance move.
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If you live near a Microcenter, the 2500K is by far the best price/performance processor to get.

I went from a 4GHz 1055T to the 2500K even at stock, and will never look back. It decimates. It is unfortunate since I love AMD more, but it is true.
   
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If you live near a Microcenter, the 2500K is by far the best price/performance processor to get.
I went from a 4GHz 1055T to the 2500K even at stock, and will never look back. It decimates. It is unfortunate since I love AMD more, but it is true.

you've convinced me. i have sli 580s that are probably being held back.
    
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you've convinced me. i have sli 580s that are probably being held back.

yes, they are getting held back tongue.gif Hell in CPU intensive games, my 570 was being bottle necked by my x4 965 tongue.gif But the OP is using a 5870. An AMD processor will not be the bottleneck yet, a GPU upgrade will be much more benefit to a gamer.
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