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Hello, im planning on a upgrade, to an i7 2600k will i see a big FPS boost in games from my Q9650 that i have right now?

Thx for helpC =)
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I'd say there would be an appreciable difference since you have a good graphics card, I saw a comparison where they were seeing like 20-30fps increases over a Q6600 in some games, Most games had surprisingly big improvement from what i remember...

Also depends on the game, Civ V is pretty heavy on the CPU as are most strategy games
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Thx for post, im thinking of i7 2600k, H70 cooler, 6gb dominator ram, any tips on motherboard? =)
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Originally Posted by Stiven122 View Post
Hello, im planning on a upgrade, to an i7 2600k will i see a big FPS boost in games from my Q9650 that i have right now?

Thx for helpC =)
My friend did same upgrade coming from a Q9650, he also has an HD5970, and he saw almost a 15fps increase in Bad Company 2.

So yeah, in many games, you'll notice a great improvement.

Although it's not like you really need it... But yeah, it's a nice upgrade
    
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Thx for post, im thinking of i7 2600k, H70 cooler, 6gb dominator ram, any tips on motherboard? =)
As for motherboard, I would say Asus P8P67 PRO has the best price/performance ratio.

Also, don't get 6Gb, there's no triple-channel on 1155 socket, either go 4Gb, or 8Gb.
    
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Thx for post, im thinking of i7 2600k, H70 cooler, 6gb dominator ram, any tips on motherboard? =)
Look at the H50 mods some people have done, the H70 isnt quite worth it...

Also you want 4 or 8gb of ram, Look at Corsair Vengeance or G.Skill Ripjaws X, make sure its 1.5V

For motherboard, im getting a P67 Sabertooth, Asus, Gigabyte or MSI all have excellent boards...

Personally, i like the Asus, and the P8P67 Pro has one of the better price/performance ratios
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As for motherboard, I would say Asus P8P67 PRO has the best price/performance ratio.

Also, don't get 6Gb, there's no triple-channel on 1155 socket, either go 4Gb, or 8Gb.
Thx for your help, and it was nice to hear of someone that already did the same as i will =>
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Thx for post, im thinking of i7 2600k, H70 cooler, 6gb dominator ram, any tips on motherboard? =)
There will be an improvement in frames but i dont think it will be noticeable as yours current set up very good. Here are some suggestions for some parts.

Mobo: Asus P8P67 Pro or Asus Rampage
Ram: G.Skill Ripjaw X 2133
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There will be an improvement in frames but i dont think it will be noticeable as yours current set up very good. Here are some suggestions for some parts.

Mobo: Asus P8P67 Pro or Asus Rampage
Ram: G.Skill Ripjaw X 2133
That's a Maximus not a rampage, and SB see's no notable performance gains past 1866, and even 1866 over 1600 is a very small gain.
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