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I am thinking about getting a 2500K and this mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128475

and I'd get some 1600mhz ram to go with it. If I keep my current GPU, how much of a performance difference do you think I will get if I OC the 2500k to around 4ghz, compared to my sig rig?
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I am thinking about getting a 2500K and this mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-754-_-Product

and I get some 1600mhz ram to go with it. If I keep my current GPU, how much of a performance difference do you think I will get if I OC the 2500k to around 4ghz, compared to my sig rig?
your link is to Windows 7...
and performance doing what?
gaming? photoshop? surfing the web? haha
    
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I have not been following up on Sandy Bridge - is the issue with the IO controller fixed now? At any rate, going from 775 socket to 1155 will be a decent upgrade.

As for gaming performance difference, I think you will benefit the most by going with a high end graphics card rather than a CPU upgrade if you game at least 1680 X 1050 or higher.
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The motherboard link is bad.

You will see an increase in performance, but the extent of the increase will depend on the program/game you are running. Some are more processor intensive than others.

Alot of modern games will still be bottle necked with your graphics card after the upgrade.
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your link is to Windows 7...
and performance doing what?
gaming? photoshop? surfing the web? haha
whoops .. fixed
    
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My GPU only score about 19000k in vantage. It should be around 23k at least, thats kinda why I want to upgrade. I think my GPU is bottlenecked as is.
    
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I have not been following up on Sandy Bridge - is the issue with the IO controller fixed now? At any rate, going from 775 socket to 1155 will be a decent upgrade.

As for gaming performance difference, I think you will benefit the most by going with a high end graphics card rather than a CPU upgrade if you game at least 1680 X 1050 or higher.
fixed, and new boards already being shipped out (I have mine sitting at home waiting for me to play doctor with my rig to swap it out
    
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No no no no no. Do not get Sandy Bridge. Get Bulldozer, Ivy Bridge, or 1366.
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post #9 of 24
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No no no no no. Do not get Sandy Bridge. Get Bulldozer, Ivy Bridge, or 1366.
I bet ivy bridge will be pretty expensive. A 2500k is only about $220-230.
    
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No no no no no. Do not get Sandy Bridge. Get Bulldozer, Ivy Bridge, or 1366.
And this my friends is how you somehow amass almost 900 posts in two months. Even if this is sarcasm, why?
    
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