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Say I wanted to upgrade but stay on the 1366 socket...

What are my options that are reasonably future-proof and under $500? OK well I know the option but what would you recommend? Better cooling and OC the crap out of the 950 or a new CPU? Don't want to have to change out MOBO and RAM.

EDIT: was looking at 970 for more cores... opinions?
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what do you do that a 4.0Ghz i7 cant handle?

You could get an z68 mobo + 2500k for around $500... but thats a 10% speed up
(not really worth it)
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A 970 would be a nice upgrade, but then there isn't much to do after that.
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Originally Posted by wimcle View Post
what do you do that a 4.0Ghz i7 cant handle?

You could get an z68 mobo + 2500k for around $500... but thats a 10% speed up
(not really worth it)
Meh, nothing really. I just want more cores for the sake of it. 6 cores @ 4.0ghz has to be better than 4. Not interested in upgrading socket, I really like this MOBO.

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A 970 would be a nice upgrade, but then there isn't much to do after that.
That pretty much all i needed to hear.

+rep to you both.
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I wouldn't bother, unless maybe you can find a used 970 for cheap. But really just stick with your current chip until lga 2011 comes out.
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