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Worth upgrading i7 920 D0 to 2600K?

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Hello,

I was wondering if it's worth upgrading my system from i7 920 D0 Oced 4ghz to new 2600K cpu.
My mobo seems to have some problem, so I was about to upgrade, and I am considering selling my current i7 920 and buy a 2600k.

EDIT: Does anyone if I can use my old cpu cooler venmous X-RT with new 2600k cpu sockets?
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post #2 of 21
Just get a new mobo and wait for the new line of cpus + chipsets coming out this year.

A 920 @ 4Ghz is more than enough for your 6990.
    
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Well, you can always rma the evga and then sell the combo to lighten your spent load. I think it would be a fine upgrade. and you can use your ram you have now in it, minus a stick. As the 2600k is better then the 920 is clock for clock. Plus it runs cooler and uses less watts. If you're just itching to upgrade, i say why not.
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Just get a new mobo and wait for the new line of cpus + chipsets coming out this year.

A 920 @ 4Ghz is more than enough for your 6990.
Yea, it's worth than enough, but 2600k looks cool lol.

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Well, you can always rma the evga and then sell the combo to lighten your spent load. I think it would be a fine upgrade. and you can use your ram you have now in it, minus a stick. As the 2600k is better then the 920 is clock for clock. Plus it runs cooler and uses less watts. If you're just itching to upgrade, i say why not.
I wish I can sell my evga board, but I got them through evga b-stock, so 90 days warranty passed.
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post #5 of 21
Well depending on the issues. I know people that sell them with issues. So you make take a hit on the price but you can sell it here though. Good luck on your choice.
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You can sell it without warranty as is, just disclose all known issues.
    
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Back a few months ago when SB was released, if I had a I7920, then I would have went for the 2600k then.

But May is here and we are getting close to the new stuff. So maybe wait. I'm going to wait for Ivybridge or Bulldozer myself.

But if you dont mind spending $500 for a new 2600k and a mobo, then go for it
    
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post #8 of 21
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Well depending on the issues. I know people that sell them with issues. So you make take a hit on the price but you can sell it here though. Good luck on your choice.
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You can sell it without warranty as is, just disclose all known issues.
I am NOT 100% positive, but it seems to have problems in few memory slots.
Now I am only using 3 slots (3x2gb) for 100% stable.

anyway, when can we expect new intel cpus? lol
I might just buy some decent asus 1366 board for now and wait for new cpus.
Edited by krazyatom - 4/30/11 at 5:51pm
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post #9 of 21
He makes a good point, honestly if you're just gaming the i5-2500k will provide slightly better performance in most games and equal or greater rendering/encoding performance.

Something new is always fun.
    
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post #10 of 21
Man don't cheat yourself, treat yourself.

You have motherboard issues. So you either going to buy a used one or a new one. I would just go ahead and replace the board and the chip and get the 2600k and a decent motherboard. as either way you fixing to spend some cash. Waiting is what broke the wagon.
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