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I maybe able to buy an i970 for $420 bucks new ... would it make sense for me to upgrade my i920? I'm hoping to hold out until Ivy bridge to upgrade the below rig. I mainly game but recently started folding (where I believe this will really shine) ... i guess I could sell the i920 too ...
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IMO go wait for IB/SB-E, if you couldnt, grab a 2500k and a p8p67 pro mobo from asus.
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you should hold on to your 920 untill ivy or maybe bulldozer
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Nuu don't upgrade yet!
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hrrrm... I'm a sucker for a bargain ... and if I sell the i920 ... it seems like a good deal... plus the six cores would be great for future folding ... thanks for the input..
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Originally Posted by wirefox View Post
hrrrm... I'm a sucker for a bargain ... and if I sell the i920 ... it seems like a good deal... plus the six cores would be great for future folding ... thanks for the input..
Do it, seeing this when you open task manager will bring a smile to your face,



I'm also a sucker for a bargain and was in the same situation a week or 2 ago. Was able to snatch it for $400 brand new and was able to sell my 950 for $200 so it wasn't that bad of a deal.
post #7 of 15
Looks like it would serve your folding needs better for $200-$225 after selling the 920, I'd do it.
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Do it, seeing this when you open task manager will bring a smile to your face,



I'm also a sucker for a bargain and was in the same situation a week or 2 ago. Was able to snatch it for $400 brand new and was able to sell my 950 for $200 so it wasn't that bad of a deal.
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Pretty awesome
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post #10 of 15
I would purchase the 970 for a price like that, you're not just upgrading from 4 cores to 6, also going from 45nm -> 32nm which imo is worth it alone. With folding you will also notice a wonderful increase in PPD.
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