Originally Posted by kyle7412
Usually Cpu's are fine for about 3-4 years when it comes to gaming, unless you really need processing power + latest hardware....
Well, the Core i7 920 is already like two and a half years old, no? I guess it's got another one or two or so being nearer the top. After that, I say it's downhill. In that regard, Nehalem actually looks to have a bit of a longer life than many others. It'll be "relevant" a bit longer even past that, like three or so, but by then, four and five years out, it'll be old and outdated and in the slow lane. I think once Sandy Bridge E and Ivy bridge hit, it'll be looking like Core 2 does now, that is, still arguably relevant, but old news. It'll be relevant then even, sure, like many still having Core 2s prove, but seven or eight years... yeah, not sure about that one...
Unless the OP plans to be on it for three or more years, don't worry I say. It's probably got between another one or two near the top/middle top.