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Im in the same boat.

phenom2 x4 940
gskill ddr2 4gb ram
gtx 580

I am also considering upgrading to a 2500k but I would rather not waste the money if it doesnt give me a significant increase in gaming performance.

What do you guys think? Am i wasting money?
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What resolutions you gaming at? Low resolution and higher cpu dependent games is where you'll see most gains.
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Would this give me any kind of FPS increase in games?



Basically, I'm looking for better FPS in Just Cause 2, Cryostasis, Crysis and Metro 2033.

Would this help at all? Thanks.
Just to set things clear, there will be a decent increase.

But...

You'll see a bigger increase in CPU dependent games.

Just Cause 2?

I heard is a horrible port.

Cryostasis, Crysis, and Metro 2033 are all GPU dependent games, and mind you, poorly optimized.
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What resolutions you gaming at? Low resolution and higher cpu dependent games is where you'll see most gains.
1920x1080 but im considering a monitor upgrade, either higher res or 120hz 1080p
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Just to set things clear, there will be a decent increase.

But...

You'll see a bigger increase in CPU dependent games.

Just Cause 2?

I heard is a horrible port.

Cryostasis, Crysis, and Metro 2033 are all GPU dependent games, and mind you, poorly optimized.
I know GPU matters more but I am sitting on a 570 right now and will probably step up to the 580 before my 90 day window closes. My motherboard is not SLI though so I think getting the i5 2500k/2 way SLI capable mobo/DDR3 ram now for less than $500 now is a good choice. If I had SLI mobo I would for sure get a second GPU.

I will not fork over $1000 for a 6/8 core cpu I wont need, $300+ motherboard when these p67 with x8 x8 SLI will perform the same, and quad channel memory when ivy bridge releases. Just my reasoning behind upgrading now.

I also do play Starcraft II and my cousin & brother are trying to get me back into WoW so those games would benefit a lot from a CPU upgrade.

Should have gone with x58/i7 from the start rather than cheaping out with the AMD cause right now I would not even contemplate upgrading to Sandy Bridge and could instead put the money towards another GPU....
    
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I know GPU matters more but I am sitting on a 570 right now and will probably step up to the 580 before my 90 day window closes. My motherboard is not SLI though so I think getting the i5 2500k/2 way SLI capable mobo/DDR3 ram now for less than $500 now is a good choice. If I had SLI mobo I would for sure get a second GPU.

I will not fork over $1000 for a 6/8 core cpu I wont need, $300+ motherboard when these p67 with x8 x8 SLI will perform the same, and quad channel memory when ivy bridge releases. Just my reasoning behind upgrading now.

I also do play Starcraft II and my cousin & brother are trying to get me back into WoW so those games would benefit a lot from a CPU upgrade.

Should have gone with x58/i7 from the start rather than cheaping out with the AMD cause right now I would not even contemplate upgrading to Sandy Bridge and could instead put the money towards another GPU....
Solid reasoning. If you can still get in on the Microcenter combo deals, they're by far the cheapest option (i5 2500k + P67 mobo for under $300 in store). SB will probably be the top performing quad for a long time, so I doubt you'll be disappointed.
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Solid reasoning. If you can still get in on the Microcenter combo deals, they're by far the cheapest option (i5 2500k + P67 mobo for under $300 in store). SB will probably be the top performing quad for a long time, so I doubt you'll be disappointed.
No Microcenter near me and I think they only have regular p67 boards still available. I am looking at $470 shipped from newegg for a i5 2500k combo deal with the Asus p67 Pro ($20 off but mobo has $8 shipping so only save $12), 4gb of Gskill DDR3 1600 Cas 7 1.65v ram for $65 or if the rumors about the ram volts turn out to be true 8gb of GSkill DDR3 1333 1.5v for $79.

I am waiting to order until this coming Sunday just because I want to see what happens when real people have them and I am afraid if I order today or tomorrow it would not come until next monday anyways.

If my parts are in stock on Amazon I have prime so I can get them in 2 days but they are usually more and RAM is way overpriced compared to Newegg. Idk how good amazon is about packaging computer parts either seeing as how my video card and xbox 360 both came in big cardboard boxes with no padding inside so they were free to move around.
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I know GPU matters more but I am sitting on a 570 right now and will probably step up to the 580 before my 90 day window closes. My motherboard is not SLI though so I think getting the i5 2500k/2 way SLI capable mobo/DDR3 ram now for less than $500 now is a good choice. If I had SLI mobo I would for sure get a second GPU.

I will not fork over $1000 for a 6/8 core cpu I wont need, $300+ motherboard when these p67 with x8 x8 SLI will perform the same, and quad channel memory when ivy bridge releases. Just my reasoning behind upgrading now.

I also do play Starcraft II and my cousin & brother are trying to get me back into WoW so those games would benefit a lot from a CPU upgrade.

Should have gone with x58/i7 from the start rather than cheaping out with the AMD cause right now I would not even contemplate upgrading to Sandy Bridge and could instead put the money towards another GPU....
In WoW and SC2, you will see huge huge gains since they are horribly CPU dependent. Excellent choice.
 
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isn't the 2500k a better option for gaming considering you will be able to reach a high clock with the i5 than the i7.

and considering Hyperthearding doesn't help with games.
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I am in a similar situation with my Phenom II 920. I am upgrading to a i5 2500K/Asus P67 pro/4 or 8gb of ddr3 ram. I hope I see a performance improvement. I think this upgrade will last a very long time seeing as how I know I will not want to shell out the cash for the rumored 2011 or 1356 enthusiast socket with quad channel ram. CPU's will be like $500 and mobos prob $300+ for things I do not need.

Also DDR3 1600 or 1333?? I was going to get Gskill Cas7 1600 ram for $65 but I got this newegg email this morning with a code EMCKJJJ84 for 8GB (4x2gb) of DDR3 ram for $79.

Ram link:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...20231311-L024A

So 4gb of fast ram or 8gb of kind of fast ram for $15 more??
4 gigs of fast ram

8gb is overkill for almost everything you will ever do.
    
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