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IMO... drop a 870/875 in your mobo and call it a day.

Go custom water cooling loop and shoot for 4.5ghz+

yeah I have a custom water loop already. I'm a little nervous about pushing further then 4.5 though. My vcore is at about 1.38 already.
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Could also look into the X3440 if you want a good cheap upgrade to 1156
Yeah I was looking at the Xeon. It looks real good, How well do you think it overclocks? some people were commenting about high temps (in the 70s) @ 4.0GHz, but I don't think they have it watercooled, which I have a waterloop. I haven't really researched it yet though...

also, will it even be compatible with my mobo?
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You should just keep your current system and grab an i7 875k. The SB i7 2600k is barely even faster than it. Sandy bridge is nothing more than a sidegrade to current Intel platforms. The REAL upgrade will be Ivy Bridge, later in 2011.
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SB seems to be more powerful than the 9xx, unless you will be using tri-sli. For most people SB may be faster. The cpus themselves appear faster, without factoring in the 980 or 970. Even then, SB may still be faster than them unless the game is very thread optimized.
the 970 and 980X is certainly faster the SB. Also on a side note SB is only an upgrade to people on 775 or am2 maybe am3. People with 1156 and 1366 isnt not really an upgrade. just a waste of money. id wait for ivy bridge.
    
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