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Hello, i am considering a upgrade from my Q9650

what im thinking about is:

CPU-Intel Coreâ„¢ i7 Quad Processor i7-2600

MOBO-ASUS P7P55D-E LX, Socket-1156

Memorie-Corsair Dominator DDR3 1600MHz 4GB CL8

Is this a good upgrade? thx for help!
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why wouldn't you get the 2600k...the way i understand it you cant overclock the 2600...

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post #3 of 9
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Originally Posted by cheez_it_lord View Post
why wouldn't you get the 2600k...the way i understand it you cant overclock the 2600... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vBN-cBPs98
What do you mean is it not possible to overclock the 2600? and that i should get a 2600k?=)
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post #4 of 9
That mobo says its 1156, your chip is 1155! Choose another Mobo and upgrade your chip to 2500k or even 2600k!! Cheers!!!
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post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by Rocker delMaL View Post
That mobo says its 1156, your chip is 1155! Choose another Mobo and upgrade your chip to 2500k or even 2600k!! Cheers!!!
Almost made a mistake there xD thx, should i get the 2600k and a 1155socket mobo, and is that ram ok?=)
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post #6 of 9
RAM is a great choice. You'll probably have trouble finding an 1155 motherboard, because they were pulled in January due to SATA port degradation issues caused by Intel's Cougar Point chips.
You need a "P67" 1155 motherboard, and you'd do well to wait for one (they still haven't hit shelves again.)
Get a 2600k; these will give you roughly the same performance of a 980x, and overclock to 4.8 on air.
Best way to go. You might have to wait a month, but it's worth it.
Edited by Mookster - 2/22/11 at 1:53pm
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post #7 of 9
Wrong socket bud, you need 1155. I believe they are recalled right now, just wait and they will be back!
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post #8 of 9
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Thx everyone for help, i will now wait for the 1155socket to come back and i will get a 2600k, will i see a big performance boost in games from my current Q9650 4Ghz?=) i feel like i don't get the performance i should with my HD5970
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post #9 of 9
If all you're doing is gaming, save yourself the $100 and go with the 2500K.

Gaming doesn't benefit from HyperThreading.

Make sure your motherboard is P67 as well, and not H67.

P8P67 Pro is a great choice
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