No, this is NOT a flame bait post, so please dont start yelling and screaming at each other. Here is my situation. I have the current rig in my sig with a just a couple differences. q9550 at 3.5 with a thermaltake v1 GA-P45T-ES3G mobo 16 gigs ram (will be 8) gtx 480 (instead of the toxic 6950) PC Power and Cooling 750 quad Parts are ordered for a new build, and my family will be using both computers. New build is- 2500k with a xigmatek s1283v dark night (hoping for 4 to 4.4 oc) GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3P 16 gigs ram Seasonic x750 Dell u2412m 1920x1200 (dont have this ordered yet, I will be using a 1080p monitor for now) and either the gtx 480 or the 6950 toxic- whichever one I use will be moderately overclocked - and the other one used in the older rig will also be moderately overclocked. So my question is which card will benefit MORE from the 2500k, the gtx 480 or the 6950 toxic? The other card will be used in the old rig. Some of the games that will be played are Skyrim, SWTOR, maybe Mass Effect 3, and anything new that comes out (come one stalker 2 and thief 4). I have no plans on any other upgrades besides SSD drives for both computers sometime in the future. Both computers will be used heavily and will be playing many of the same games, so just sticking the faster card in the new machine isn't really important. I have no plans on SLI or Xfire at this time.