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I would like to know what the performance difference would be between i7 920 4ghz and i7 2600k 5ghz at games (dirt 3, bad company 2, shift 2, crysis 2 etc.)

do you recommend to go "2600k 5ghz" from "i7 920 4ghz"?

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No not at all I cannot recommend you do that

Waste of money and time for what is practically a 2fps difference at best.

A 920 will not bottleneck a 5870.

Stick with the 920 untill ivy. That's money much better spent.
 

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Your CPU should be doing perfectly fine. When pushed, the difference is significant, but that 5870 will bottleneck a 2600k 5Ghz anyway, so you don't need it. If you get something like nVidia 590 or you start doing something xtremely CPU intensive, then yes, switch. Otherwise keep yours, it's perfectly fine. +There's no guarantee that the 2600k will hit the 5Ghz mark.
 

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Since you're running 5870 crossfire, you would see a decent increase in FPS. However, I would recommend holding off at least until Bulldozer. Waiting till Ivy Bridge may be even better.
 

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Originally Posted by ronnin426850;14146278
Your CPU should be doing perfectly fine. When pushed, the difference is significant, but that 5870 will bottleneck a 2600k 5Ghz anyway, so you don't need it. If you get something like nVidia 590 or you start doing something xtremely CPU intensive, then yes, switch. Otherwise keep yours, it's perfectly fine. +There's no guarantee that the 2600k will hit the 5Ghz mark.
2600k bottleneck a 5870 ??.......
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Originally Posted by Chewy;14146344
2600k bottleneck a 5870 ??.......
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An HD 5870 will bottleneck a 2600k. lol
You have it backwards.
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The HD 5870 is a powerful card, but will hold back the extremely powerful i7 2600k which could handle 3 or 4 of them in crossfire.
 

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i'd rather have an i7 920 @ 4ghz or get watercooling(XSPC Rasa 750 RS360) and take it to 4.5ghz if you can, i7 920 second hand cost less than half of a i7 2600k, also u dont need to think about upgrading motherboard and ram
 

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Duuuuuuude, going from LGA1366 to LGA1155 can be called pretty much a DOWNGRADE. Don't forget that LGA1366 is higher end compared to LGA1155 which is mainstream.
Just stick with your i7 which is extremely powerful even right out of the box at the stock clock speed. It will not bottleneck any of the cards currently on the market.
 

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First, never mind the 2600k for gaming. Go for a 2500k and skip the extra 100$. Second, you can't handle more than 3 vid cards in SLI with a sandy Bridge. Sure with a NF200 you can do it pretty well, and even use the last PCI-E 16x as a 4x physx or folding slot.

But as stated before, save your money, keep the i7 920. If you want to go higher with it, get a small WC kit to OC that chip to the max. You'll be saited for another year without expenses.
 
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