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Questions About Upgrading

Hello all, I am looking for some input on upgrading my PC. Current specs on the PC I built about 4 years ago:

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
EVGA 132-CK-NF78 Motherboard
4G DDR2 Ram
Nvidia GTX560 Video Card

What I am thinking of getting:
Intel Core i5-2500K BX80623I52500
ASUS P8Z77-V LX Intel 7 Series Motherboard
16G Corsair CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B Vengeance Desktop Memory Kit

Questions: 1. Can I use the same case, drives, and power supply I did with my old one?
2. Is this upgrade worth it?
3. Suggestions for other cost effective upgrades?

Thanks in advance - Paul

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A wild guess as you didn't give specs on your PS

If your MB power connector is 24 pin (20+4) and you use the Intel graphics without overclocking, you're probably OK. Since you want the "K" version, one must assume it's for overclocking. It's just my opinion that it would be asking for trouble to do so.

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Upgrade

Questions: 1. Can I use the same case, drives, and power supply I did with my old one?

Case......I'll go with yes.
Drives.....If they are all Sata.....I'll go with yes.
Psu......I don't see much of a diff in the tdp between the cpu's......I'll go with yes.
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2. Is this upgrade worth it?

What's the goal?
You'll get quite a bump in cpu power......do you need it?
Do you need 16GB of ram?
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Opinion.
If I was to upgrade I'd skip the sandy bridge and look at the ivy bridge.

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