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Hello guys, havent been on in a long time but im back . Anyways i am currently a amd user witch i built back in Nov. and now im looking to see if i should upgrade or not, my current specs are as follows:

cpu: amd 1090t o.c to 4.1
gpu: xfx 6970 stock
mobo: asus formula iv
ram: G.SKILL PIS DDR3 2200
ssd: vertex 2 120gb
hdd: spinpoint 1tb
psu: corsair hx1000
fans: 5 GT ap15
case: HAF x

WATER COOLING
rad:xspc rx360
cpu:ek supreme hf
mobo:ek block nickel and acetal
res:micro res v2
pump:laing d5

the system is doing good but i want to get the oc a bit higher and i dont use the 6 cores very often i mainly game once in a while, now my questions is should i update? the system i have is mind is this:

cpu: core i7 2600k oc to 5.0
gpu: xfx 6970 stock
mobo: asus maximus iv extreme
ram: ?????
ssd: vertex 2 200gb
hdd: spinpoint 1tb
psu: corsair hx1000
fans: 5 GT ap15
case: HAF x

also would my water block for the cpu work on the intel cpu?? it has a bracket thats for the 1556 socket? and would you guys think this oc i want to reach is do-able?money is not such a big priority because my brother own a pc suply shop and i could just trade him my old mobo cpu and ram and the whole upgrade would turn out about 200 bucks or so
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I went from a 1090T to a 2600K and saw a pretty hefty performance increase, but I do alot of production work and workstation based stuff along with gaming.
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Originally Posted by LethalRise750 View Post
I went from a 1090T to a 2600K and saw a pretty hefty performance increase, but I do alot of production work and workstation based stuff along with gaming.
Great, is it easy to o.c ? wat kind of ram do you have? and is it dual channel or tripple chan lol intel newbie
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I went from a 1090T to a 2600K and saw a pretty hefty performance increase, but I do alot of production work and workstation based stuff along with gaming.
if he is just a gamer id say stick with the 1090t however if he is in the same boat as you a 2600k, as you pointed out, is a nice upgrade.

i still feel most people upgrade because of the overclocking potential rather then an actual need for an upgrade.
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Originally Posted by jackbrennan2008 View Post
if he is just a gamer id say stick with the 1090t however if he is in the same boat as you a 2600k, as you pointed out, is a nice upgrade.

i still feel most people upgrade because of the overclocking potential rather then an actual need for an upgrade.

I second your notion. If it's simply for gaming, then I would stick with the 1090T. The overclocking however is quite easy on Sandybridge since Intel made it pretty stupid friendly.
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well i do some video editing also and converting ect, so i think im going to go the i7 route. now i need details on wat good ram to purchase, or if the one i have would work, and wat kinds of overclock have you guys heard of people getting on water?
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well i do some video editing also and converting ect, so i think im going to go the i7 route. now i need details on wat good ram to purchase, or if the one i have would work, and wat kinds of overclock have you guys heard of people getting on water?
I'd say 4.8GHz or more should be expected on decent quality liquid kits. Most people can at least do 4.6 without breaking a sweat.

Your RAM should work.
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I wouldnt really bother I doubt at all in games it would really make all tht much of a noticeable diffrence.
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thank you very much repped both
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