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Do you find the Q6600 lacking? If so, do it. If not, wait for hexacores and try to squeeze a bit more out of your Q6600 OC. I'm not saying the 2500k won't be better, it sure will. Just my opinion, I don't think moving from a Quad to another Quad is a great investment, unless the Q6600 just isn't cutting it. You have a nice Mobo and GPU, so they aren't limiting you at all. Figured its $400-500 for the chip, Mobo and RAM. Will moving to another Quad give you $500 worth of performance improvement in games? That's asking a lot. Just my opinion. . If you have money to blow, go for it. It will be a nice setup for a while to come.

It's worth it lol. Q6600 is dead, I can't believe the FPS increases I've gotten in games since I've dumped it.
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I question anytime someone makes claims like that. My Q6700 has never not been enough. I can't imagine doubling my framerates just moving to another Quad. Even at 3.2Ghz, +100fps in BlackOps and BC2, 60fps in Crysis 2 demo, 50-60fps in Homefront. The last 2 are new and in need of optimization yet. What's the need for more? Do people really get 200fps steady with 2500k's in BC2 and BlackOps??
    
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Yeah im in the same boat as the TC

Not sure if I should upgrade the cpu/mobo/ram or the videocard or both

Right now I play mostly BC2 and Shogun 2. In both games I think my performance is not that great. When Bf3 comes out I want to run it like a champ.
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I question anytime someone makes claims like that. My Q6700 has never not been enough. I can't imagine doubling my framerates just moving to another Quad. Even at 3.2Ghz, +100fps in BlackOps and BC2, 60fps in Crysis 2 demo, 50-60fps in Homefront. The last 2 are new and in need of optimization yet. What's the need for more? Do people really get 200fps steady with 2500k's in BC2 and BlackOps??
they're completely different architectures. i'm willing to bet that your minimum framerates in BC2 and Black Ops are much lower than 100fps. that doesn't mean it's not acceptable to you, but anyone that finds dips into the 30's unacceptable will want to upgrade (at least from a Q6600 perspective, which i imagine is fairly close to your Q6700).
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My minimum FPS in BlackOps is like 80. I'd guess 50 in BC2, but I don't play that much. Both games set to more eye candy than I really need. 1920x1080.
    
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I'm starting to think there's a lot of unstable C2Q setups out there with all these underperforming C2Q setups I keep reading. Now that Sandy Bridge is so easy to OC, they finally perform how they should.

Again, I'm not claiming SB isn't better. I know it is. Double FPS just sounds like over exaggeration due to excitement over a new rig or pure BS.
    
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I dunno about other games as I only play MMO's. All I can say is with the same video card my FPS sky rocketed when I went to 2500k. Tera IS the most beautiful MMO ever created and the higher my clock is the less my fps dips when more people are on screen.
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My minimum FPS in BlackOps is like 80. I'd guess 50 in BC2, but I don't play that much. Both games set to more eye candy than I really need. 1920x1080.
interesting. i'm curious to see a shot of your rig looking down this corridor in the Cracked map on Black Ops, displaying fps:


this is one of the locations where i would get a framerate drop into the 30's with my Q6600. i would get this regardless of graphics settings; 1920x1080 max settings or 800x600 min settings, didn't effect it. it sounds like your Q6700 @ 3.2 performs much better than my Q6600 @ 3.0 did.

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I'm starting to think there's a lot of unstable C2Q setups out there with all these underperforming C2Q setups I keep reading.
the C2Q is not a terribly complicated beast. mine was perfectly stable and performed as it should.

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Double FPS just sounds like over exaggeration due to excitement over a new rig or pure BS.
it's not. i like shiny new toys as much as the next guy, but i still keep a sensible head on my shoulders. i have no need to falsely justify my purchase either. in BC2 my average and min framerates were essentially doubled. Black Ops was a little different in that the most notable improvement was min framerate.
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Anyone with C2Qs under 3.5-3.6 are ready for a platform upgrade if they play the full gamut of games, especially BFBC2.

Of course there's alot of exaggeration, both ways. That's just how people are, and the internet in particular everyone wants to maket things black and white.

The funniest to me is the BFBC2 thing. You'd think it's unplayable on anything but an overclocked Sandy Bridge when you hear ***** on OCN. Think of what a small percentage of BFBC2 players would have the technical ability to build an overclocked SB, or the money to buy one from a boutique builder.
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Edit: Reply to Porter. Should have quoted.

Where's your FPS?

Ok, I admit, my FPS might be lower than 80 in that spot. I dont know what it is about that view, but that is the only time I have low FPS. That is a cherry picked location and you know it.

I already went down this road in the long "BC2 double FPS" thread. Screenshots showing FPS just dont mean anything.

I'm curious what FPS you had in BlackOps and BC2 before and after.
    
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