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I might have a chance at a $300 combo purchase of a used 920 d0 and evga x58 sli le.

With that I would need another ~$90 for a decent triple channel ram kit pushing cost to 390 before I sell my current cpu+mobo+ram.

With the 2500k I can keep my current ram and probably come out around the same with a decent mobo+cpu for 400.

Which makes more sense for my 570sli setup. I am dealing with a major cpu bottleneck right now on most games and benchmarks.
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2500K without a doubt.

OC that sucker to 4.6-4.8Ghz and it will walk all over the 920s max OC.
    
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Have to agree, 2500k is the new best gaming cpu and socket 1155 is the fastest platform out there right now. 1366 fanboys will try to say otherwise, but facts are facts.

Only go 1366 if you plan on going tri-sli or quad-sli, which is 99% useless for gaming. Only the most hardcore gamers with the most insane monitor setups should use that.

I myself upgraded from a phenom II X3 to the 2500k and the difference is really night and day.
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i had the same dilema about a month ago and after doing some reserch i decided to go with the 2500k and my god what a cpu! i have it clocked at slightly over 4Ghz at the moment and it already leaves one of my mates 920's hands down! i cant wait untill next week when i get an after market cooler for it to put a more serious overclock on it!

i would reccomend the 2500k to anyone looking for an upgrade.... unless of course you can afford the i7 2600k in which case dont skimp. if you cant go with the 2500k you wont be dissapointed!
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