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Well I thought Kepler comes out before November thats the only reason I am waiting for it, also doesn't Sandybridge E come out next year? This build is mainly for this year's games, as there many I look forward to playing.
Sandybridge-E is scheduled for Q4 2011, then Ivybridge-1155 in Q1-Q2 2012.
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I haven't seen an actual date for Kepler yet, so late '11 early '12 is all we have so far.

SB-E is slated for late '11, but BD is slated for late June/Early July most likely so that will drive prices south on both AMD an Intel solutions.

This is why I am torn, you want to wait for kepler to upgrade your GPU but that is a ways away, and upgrading the rest of your rig and keeping that 260 won't help much till you get a new GPU. Thats why I am suggesting you wait for the whole system if your waiting for the GPU.

Your GPU will be bottlenecking you even with a better CPU/Mobo/Ram and the prices are on the high end right now (SB is a good price, but it will drop come BD and SB-E).

Your sitting in an awkward middle spot... I think complimenting your current 260 might be the most cost effective choice right now, rather than buying a whole new system shortly before the prices are likely to drop to accommodate new parts. I'm leaning this way about 60/40 right now... maybe 65/35...
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I read an article earlier this week that showed how an i5 2500k was better than an i7 920 (both at 4Ghz) and went on to reason that the 2500K at 4.8, 4.6, or 5Ghz would beat the i7 920 by even more.

So going by that, yes an i5 2500k is a great upgrade from a Q6600.


I have a Q6600 at 3.2Ghz and a i7 920 at 4.2 Ghz and a i5 2500K at 5Ghz (4.8Ghz 24/7) and I cant really see or feel any diffference in BC2 between the i7 920 at 4.2Ghz and the 2500K at 5Ghz. So it wasnt really worth it to switch my rig from a 920 @ 4.2Ghz to the 2500k at 4.8Ghz just for gaming....but I did it because I'm the type that likes to have the latest and greatest tech and as we all know 5Ghz > 4.2Ghz.
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