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i7 920 worth upgrading to i7 2600k?

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If you only are a gamer?
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Short answer, not worth it.
Some people might say otherwise but really a 920 is still a decent processor and for most the performance improvement is not worth the money.
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I would say it's not worth it, best waiting for IvyBridge for upgrade.
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Originally Posted by Armand;13853097 
I would say it's not worth it, best waiting for IvyBridge for upgrade.
well my brother wants to get a unlocked processor and a mobo with sata 3 i think a 2600k would be the best option if hes gonna buy a new processor and motherboard to begin with
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I'm with Armand, it's best waiting for Ivy Bridge.
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Originally Posted by IIMaxII;13853110 
well my brother wants to get a unlocked processor and a mobo with sata 3 i think a 2600k would be the best option if hes gonna buy a new processor and motherboard to begin with

My motherboard does Sata 3, and so do plenty of other x58 motherboards.
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Nope, not worth it, not even slightly.
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That processor is perfectly fine. Save money and buy a SATA III card. smile.gif
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He's gonna end up buying an unlocked processor, no matter what and I hear ivy bridge will be on 1155 and money is no object for him so if hes gonna buy a new mobo and processor just for sata 3 ports and for unlocked why wouldn't you go with a 2600k
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If building new then sure, but if your looking to upgrade, its not really going to happen
    
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