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post #11 of 36
920 is on a par with 2600k its not worth it if you have to buy new ram as well as a new mobo etc. save yer cash and wait for the next big thing it wont be a long wait
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4.4Ghz 920 is way more than enough for whatever you want.

Keep it until the good stuff arrives.
    
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Like Princess Garnet said, drop it to 4Ghz for now. I'm sure the extra voltage required to get it to 4.4Ghz is making it get hot. In that respect, the 45nm Core 2 Quads and first gen. Core i7's are not very far apart. They are both 45nm and they both scale well up to around 4Ghz. After that you have minimal gains from exponential needs for extra voltage and power requirements.

The i2600k sure performs better than the i2600k, it's in a different league when it comes to gaming. Personally, I'd wait for Ivy Bridge; it's not very far away and you'll feel better about making a bigger jump in performance.
 
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i have my i7 at 4200 right now seems like the sweet speed between temps and vcore and really not any drop in perf.
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Deffinately not the 920 is still great for games and an extra $$$ on top is not worth it for the small if any increase in performance on most games,

If you was out to buy a new rig then sure the 2500k would be the sensible route but you already have a good rig.

Wait for ivy
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Deffinately not the 920 is still great for games and an extra $$$ on top is not worth it for the small if any increase in performance on most games,

If you was out to buy a new rig then sure the 2500k would be the sensible route but you already have a good rig.

Wait for ivy
SB-E, also, 2500k only has 4 threads, the 2600k is worth the extra money, and will run BF3 and Skyrim better.
    
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SB-E, also, 2500k only has 4 threads, the 2600k is worth the extra money, and will run BF3 and Skyrim better.
Did he mention bf3?? NO he didnt, Did you read his question NO you didnt. In another thread you claim the 920 is best bang for buck yet hear you tell him to buy a 2600k ?????

In gaming it has already been said a million times the best bang for buck cpu is the 2500k
you would be best putting the difference of the 2500k 2600k on a better gpu

9/10 games don't utilize hyper threading, So yes if you can blow the extra $$ for 2600k then by all means do it but 9/10 it is better to upgrade your gpu with the money saved as the difference between a 2500k and 2600k in games is next to nothing

Care to read more proof

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/287?vs=288
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Did he mention bf3?? NO he didnt, Did you read his question NO you didnt. In another thread you claim the 920 is best bang for buck yet hear you tell him to buy a 2600k ?????

In gaming it has already been said a million times the best bang for buck cpu is the 2500k
you would be best putting the difference of the 2500k 2600k on a better gpu

9/10 games don't utilize hyper threading, So yes if you can blow the extra $$ for 2600k then by all means do it but 9/10 it is better to upgrade your gpu with the money saved as the difference between a 2500k and 2600k in games is next to nothing
Skyrim+BF3 are the three biggest games. Stop downplaying them and acting like they aren't going to be big. 1155 is a POS, 1366 or 2011 all the way.
    
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Skyrim+BF3 are the three biggest games. Stop downplaying them and acting like they aren't going to be big. 1155 is a POS, 1366 or 2011 all the way.
Lol, you were wrong; deal with it. 1155 is a POS why?
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Skyrim+BF3 are the three biggest games. Stop downplaying them and acting like they aren't going to be big. 1155 is a POS, 1366 or 2011 all the way.
Your head is full of mushy peas mate, playing them down?? an i5 2500k could munch any of those games @ silly high resolution and fps so how would blowing an extra $100 on a 2600k make any difference to them whatsoever?? 3 games out of 1000 that would even make use of the extra $$$ by no more than a few fps.

You could go and upgrade your gpu and get more, Once again over and over you fail at showing any proof to back up your bs, stop wasting ppl's time by giving out unhelpful advice
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