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How much of a difference would going 1155 have over my current setup?

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Let me start off by saying, i am terrible at resisting the temptation to upgrade hardware, and that would be ok if i could afford it, but I'm a student and have no regular income. Anyway, I've been reading about socket 1155's release and at first i was sure i was going to be able to say, hey, its a 2500K wouldn't be that much better than what i have now. However, I see 5 Ghz on air, and at first i was like, no way are those voltages safe for 24/7 use, but now it seems that 5+ ghz may be doable on 1155 chips, and that makes me feel sad. So, I won't have the money for to buy a new cpu and mobo at release anyway, and ill be waiting until after Bulldozer comes out to decide my next route, but how much more performance would you guess i would get with an i5 2500K @ 5.0 ghz vs my system now?
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What do you do? If you're performing CPU-intensive operations like rendering, editing, etc., you'll see a decent gain. If you're gaming, not much. Unless you really feel like you own a lagging system, which is doubtful considering those specs and OCs (good job), save your money. Wait for 1356 and price drops.
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Ya, I pretty much just game and run benchmarks. I think you have a good point, because not only can i not afford to upgrade, but by the time Ivy Bridge comes out i should have the money and then i can splurge.
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There is no game your current CPU won't be able to run great in the next 3/4 years.

Save your money.
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Do you edit or render for a job? If you do stuff like that then yes it will make a difference. If you game or just use your computer, you wont see an ounce of difference.
    
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