Originally Posted by num1son
It actually really is though. I mean if you want to see double performance or something than you have to wait years in between upgrades (like me going Q6600-2500K). You're never going to see gains like that even on a "tock" year. And yes I was talking about Ivybridge. Sandy Bridge - E is a waste of money unless you are using it for business purposes/Extreme high end computing. And then too you it's probably worth the cost anyway.
well lets look at it from your view, you have a legacy quad core. yes .
the i5-2500k is equivelent to the previous i7 extreme, so in that case, going from 2500k to ivy bridge
Overclock the i5-2500k to next gen. would be a more logical sequence.
lets be real here. They still sell pentium 4's in stores. LOL