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Originally Posted by th3m3rc View Post

I know it is better but to make it a fair trade mow much money should he include you guys are are not answering my question

He'd have to include like 200$ for that to be an acceptable trade.


Don't do it.

You'll hate yourself if you do redface.gif
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post #12 of 34
Thread Starter 
Not really I need GPU's to power my eyefinity setup, but really $200?
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post #13 of 34
What are you doing with your eyefinity setup, gaming? If not there are plenty of low end GPU's that are up to the task.
post #14 of 34
I wouldn't even do it for a few reasons...

1. The i7 920 is a power hungry beats that runs hot, It'll consume at least twice as much power as your 2500k while being slower
2. The 2500k is a lot faster and although you're thinking of running eyefinity CPU power will still be a very big factor in your frame rates, Minimum frame rates especially.
3. You want to run eyefinity but that micro EVGA board only has 2 PCIEX slots just like your mother board so even then it's still a downgrade.

Stick with what you have, It's not worth it at all...
post #15 of 34
No. Bad trade.
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post #16 of 34
Negatives going from 2500k->i7920
-More heat
-More power usage
-Slower clock for clock speeds
-Lower overclockability
-Lower resale value
-Less support for platform (If any)
=
not worth it, as others said
post #17 of 34
920 $130
board $90
$220

2500K $200
board $120
$320

difference $100 + the fact that IVY will work in z68 boards (most of them atleast) + $30 for this.
difference $130

It's not worth it. The 1366 was a nice platform but it's not worth switching back just for $130. You will get more out of the 1155 system in the long run.
Edited by AMC - 2/25/12 at 10:05am
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post #18 of 34
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Thank you all for your input im not going to do the trade
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Heck Naw!
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post #20 of 34
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Originally Posted by th3m3rc View Post

Thank you all for your input im not going to do the trade

Right choice.

I thought about doing this while back but its just not worth it.
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