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Those were good upgrades but nowhere near as satisfying as actually building and overclocking a new computer.

Except a fair number of people who have upgraded from SB or IB to Broadwell or Skylake to enjoy building and overclocking a new computer but didn't see results that were satisfying for the $500+ they spent doing it.

By all means, go ahead and upgrade... you don't need to justify the itch. But if you think you're going to see some remarkable boost in performance, you're fooling yourself. It's not like 10 or 20 years ago when you upgraded it was like a whole new world of computing. These last few generations have been very disappointing in comparison.

If you're doing a lot of heavy tasks requiring CPU, like for work, yeah, it's easy to justify the cost. If you're gonna blindly throw money because it's your hobby, no need to justify. With what I do, mostly FPS gaming, surfing, light to moderate photo editing with PS3 / LR 5x, there's no reason for me to personally upgrade. I'm not encoding or rendering so the increase in processing is mostly meaningless. I could just upgrade my 1600 memory to something faster, get a noticeable bump without having to spend $600+.

Sure, I'd like to get Broadwell E or Skylake E when it comes out, but I don't see the benefits for what I'm doing. Just to have fun overclocking isn't a valid reason to me, but to others it might be all the justification you need.
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post #23 of 63
Upgrade to 6600 now sell your 2500 while it still has good value. A true 25~35% improvement in ipc will feel really good and if you get some fast memory to go with it (16GB min) you will really have a nice big boost to your performance. And you will find out where you are video limited in games too lol.
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When a piece of hardware is holding you back somehow it might be time to look at the options.

But why are you looking at gaming benchmarks to learn about CPUs?

Outside of your claimed 10fps difference (I am surprised its that high actually), If you look at CPU benchmarks, to benchmark A CPU... you will find it is a different story:

https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare.php?cmp[]=804&cmp[]=2565
http://www.anandtech.com/show/9483/intel-skylake-review-6700k-6600k-ddr4-ddr3-ipc-6th-generation/13

If you would like to improve your gaming experience I would be looking else where. Overclocking your graphics card might claw back some of that 10fps difference.

If your typical workload is often CPU limited.. well there you go.
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watch that video close there is a 61% improvement on cpu intensive game play lol and people say cpu's nothing worth upgrading for haha! CPU's drive the whole system having the fastest is going to make your game play more evenly. So if smooth even game play is what you are after upgrading your cpu is well worth it and buying a updated gpu later would make more sense if your cpu is over 2 years old imo. Of course depending on what gpu you have and resolution you play at there are other possible out comes for upgrading.
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still using my 2600k and like it a lot. If i am bored or need some grunt i overclock it to 5.2ghz. I have thought of upgrading but that would mean a whole new system ..... and I like expensive things tongue.gif so it wont be budget parts, new board, ram, cpu, gpu at the min and for me I would want a new case (see sig) as this one is older than the hills. Matching fans and wires and all new cooling. Not really worth upgrading for games and surfing. Kids will get this one if it does not die first thumb.gif
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Are there any benchmarks comparing a 2500K/2600K / 8-16GB DDR3 1600 vs a 6700K / 8-16GB DDR4 3200 ?
http://www.overclock.net/t/1578480/i5-2500k-4-5ghz-vs-6700k-4-5ghz-in-games
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Upgrade to 6600 now sell your 2500 while it still has good value.

Yeah I think I will. I was just looking at Ebay. I could part out the CPU, motherboard, RAM, and CPU cooler for about $250.
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Using "slow" 1600Mhz DDR3 there, though.
   
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