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post #1 of 11
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So I can't reach 4.0ghz with this mobo/cpu (i7 c0) unless I use 1.4v. So I leave it at 1.1v and 3.4ghz.

I can sell my i7 for $200 now, I have a buyer.

Should I upgrade? The upgrade will probably be the cost of the motherboard + the $50-100 for a 2600k, unless my current motherboard sells of course.
post #2 of 11
i would say no

your current 920 @ 4ghz is plenty m8

i have been comparing game benchies to a 2500k @ 5.2ghz with gtx 480 sli
against my 750@ 4.4ghz and the 2500k only just beats mine.
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I say,"if you have a buyer, go for it"
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post #4 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by masonkian View Post
i would say no

your current 920 @ 4ghz is plenty m8

i have been comparing game benchies to a 2500k @ 5.2ghz with gtx 480 sli
against my 750@ 4.4ghz and the 2500k only just beats mine.
atleast at stock... looks like it's beating it more than just by a little...http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/109?vs=288

i'd upgrade, i am as soon as i get enough cash for an ssd and motherboard
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post #5 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by masonkian View Post
i would say no

your current 920 @ 4ghz is plenty m8

i have been comparing game benchies to a 2500k @ 5.2ghz with gtx 480 sli
against my 750@ 4.4ghz and the 2500k only just beats mine.
Read OP... I can't reach 4Ghz unless at 1.4v and then temps are too hot under my Megahalems.
post #6 of 11
Man 3.8ghz is more than enough.We all fall for the hype.I just went from my i7 920@3.4ghz
with two evga GTX470's in SLI to my sig rig.I should of saved my money.I do this all the time then i end up kicking myself in the ass.I should of just got me a i7 970 and another 3x2gbs of ram.Luckily i have a buyer for my old setup
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post #7 of 11
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How much of a noticeable difference is there between SATA 2 & SATA 3 on SSDs like the M4, Vertex 3, or C300? I'm definitely buying an SSD soon (probably one of those three) so I really want to know about this.
post #8 of 11
I only have sata II SSD's and HD's right now
    
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post #9 of 11
I would do it; You can go with a 2500k vs a 2600k if you don't need HT and save ~$100.
post #10 of 11
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Bump. Need more opinions.
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