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Well today i was offered an i7 920 + Mobo + 6GB ram. I'm finding out more specifics soon. (Eg mobo/ram). They wanted $300 and i said depending $250 was a better offer.

Should i accept this, it's definitely an upgrade from what i have. But should i do it? I'll be selling this all on ebay if i go for it. Hoping to get around $200+ for it. $120 for the CPU and $80 for the motherboard? Maybe $30 for the memory.

I'll have to have around $50 for a backup plan however!

Suggestions/what do you guys think?

Also what's the best stepping for overclocking with HT? Would the Hyper 212+ do for a 4GHz overclock? biggrin.gif
 
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That seems like a good deal..of course depending on what the mobo/ram is.
I say go for it...
Also with Stepping.. the general rule is that D0 stepping is best for overclocking @ low vcore.. but with overclocking a cpu it's a gamble...

Why not save up a few more bucks and go with a 1155 setup?
It would be a more substantial upgrade and you'll have room for Ivy if you choose to.
x58 has reached it's life cycle*but still performs admirably!!

So what ever you choose it would be good.
Good Luck!!
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That seems like a good deal..of course depending on what the mobo/ram is.
I say go for it...
Also with Stepping.. the general rule is that D0 stepping is best for overclocking @ low vcore.. but with overclocking a cpu it's a gamble...
Why not save up a few more bucks and go with a 1155 setup?
It would be a more substantial upgrade and you'll have room for Ivy if you choose to.
x58 has reached it's life cycle*but still performs admirably!!
So what ever you choose it would be good.
Good Luck!!

I was going to, but this saves me the need. i7 920 isn't exactly slow.. It'd be a fair bit cheaper tongue.gif

I don't know, if i can do it for like $20 i'm going to. Then down the road i'll get 2x ram kits and get 12gb ram wink.gif
 
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Not to bad of a deal, like said before the d0 is best for over locking and can usually hit 4.0, c0 tend to get to 3.6-3.8 some c0 can hit 4.0 but need more voltage comparative to the d0. Hmmm I got my 920 for $200 back in the day biggrin.gif still see them for $120-$200 in the market sometime (depending on OC) but if it's a decently good mobo and ram for $250 not bad (assuming highish end parts)
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Not to bad of a deal, like said before the d0 is best for over locking and can usually hit 4.0, c0 tend to get to 3.6-3.8 some c0 can hit 4.0 but need more voltage comparative to the d0. Hmmm I got my 920 for $200 back in the day biggrin.gif still see them for $120-$200 in the market sometime (depending on OC) but if it's a decently good mobo and ram for $250 not bad (assuming highish end parts)

this!!
haha.. When I got my D0 I paid full price and then some... kind cherry picked from the seller...
If the corresponding parts are decent~high end then go for it.!!
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did I type "over locking"?? Gahh dang phone spell heck -.-

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Not to bad of a deal, like said before the d0 is best for over locking and can usually hit 4.0, c0 tend to get to 3.6-3.8 some c0 can hit 4.0 but need more voltage comparative to the d0. Hmmm I got my 920 for $200 back in the day biggrin.gif still see them for $120-$200 in the market sometime (depending on OC) but if it's a decently good mobo and ram for $250 not bad (assuming highish end parts)

Yeah, same. All i need confirmation on is the brand of board (to see if it overclocks decent) and if it can do Crossfire! thumb.gif
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this!!
haha.. When I got my D0 I paid full price and then some... kind cherry picked from the seller...
If the corresponding parts are decent~high end then go for it.!!

Nice! thumb.gif As i said above i want it to be a decent board (its probably a Gigabyte) and it needs crossfire at 8/8x.
I'd also love to have 6x ram slots, as some of the x58 boards only have 4x tongue.gif
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CPU: i7 920
Mobo :DFI LanParty JR-X58-T3H6
Memory: Patriot PC3-12800 3x2GB DDR3

Don't know, supposedly it can run CFX... I don't think i'd like a mATX board though.
 
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It's a good offer. I recently got an i7 950 new locally for $120, and an EVGA E758 for $85 from OCN. There's really no need to even go to the i7 2600k with prices for the LGA 1366 like that.
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It's a good offer. I recently got an i7 950 new locally for $120, and an EVGA E758 for $85 from OCN. There's really no need to even go to the i7 2600k with prices for the LGA 1366 like that.

Should i take it? I don't like the mATX board.. It's good for overclocking though tongue.gif

Also i have no idea if it will run at 8x/8x for CFX though.. :s
 
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