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It seems the 2500k dominates the 920 when overclocked. I can attest to this result myself, it's pretty darn quick.
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Originally Posted by Chewy View Post
neck and neck? all reviews ive seen clearly show the 2500k dominates 99.9% of benchmarks over the 920
Yep I agree! 2500k wins in all but 2 categories.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/288?vs=47
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You are comparing apples to potatoes..........

Here is the deal...

920 beats the 2500k ONLY if you are doing something that can take advantage of 8 threads.. Most people don't even come close to using 4 threads.

2500k Will beat the 920 in every category involving 1-4 threads which 95% of users would typically use.

OP stated that he will use this system mostly for gaming. With that being said... 2500k is the choice. I would persoanlly wait for the EVGA P67 LGA 1155 Mobo. But I am a fan of EVGA so meh.. sue me

OP: I think you would get huge bang for your buck if you went with the 2500k.
I still think the extra overclocking headroom of the 2500k would more than make up for its lack of threads
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with some 2500k motherboard you have limitation if you are planing to go SLI or Crossfire and remember if you are planning to play games the GPU makes the difference
    
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I still think the extra overclocking headroom of the 2500k would more than make up for its lack of threads
Oh yea I agree.. OC'ed to 4.5 on air when I will never use 8 threads.... 2500k for me
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Yep I agree! 2500k wins in all but 2 categories.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/288?vs=47
Not exactly a clock for clock comparison.

i5-2500K 3.3 GHz vs i7-975 EE 3.33 GHz
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/288?vs=99

Looking at clock for clock, they're more or less evenly matched. Still, as a platform, LGA-1155 is less expensive, not to mention it will overclock higher, runs much cooler and consumes less power.

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The main reason I want to upgrade motherboards is so I can use my SSD.. My Bios recognizes my SSD but windows will not recognize it (install disk or windows manager. I also installed vista on it with my laptop and it still won't recognize it.).

So.. I would either like to upgrade to one of those 3 options (or something better). Or get my SSD to work. I will use all the other parts in my sig rig and eventually upgrade the graphics card, case, windows 7, and sound card possibly in that order. So that means I'll be running vista for a few months.
Quite frankly, if all you want is SSD support, you should be doing the upgrade to Windows 7 first.
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with some 2500k motherboard you have limitation if you are planing to go SLI or Crossfire and remember if you are planning to play games the GPU makes the difference
Not if you play flight sim x

even the i7 2600k at 5ghz can only get 20 - 30fps in built up areas

but that's because the coding for the game is complete tish!
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Not if you play flight sim x

even the i7 2600k at 5ghz can only get 20 - 30fps in built up areas

but that's because the coding for the game is complete tish!
Yes, i meant you won't get the full 16X on all the PCI ports.
    
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Yes, i meant you won't get the full 16X on all the PCI ports.
Not that it would make any difference 99% of the time, it is completely unoticeable in real world games and apps, unless every point matters in benchmarking
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Yep I agree! 2500k wins in all but 2 categories.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/288?vs=47
Wow that's a rather big difference! Thanks for the link..
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