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i7 920 upgrade now?

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Should I upgrade or wait for Ivy Bridge? Reason for CPU/Mem upgrade is to rum VMWare Workstation. The only game I plan on playing is Diablo 3. The 5870 should handle that just fine.
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no big reason to upgrade tbh, why not wait to see what ivy provides?

post #3 of 12
why not get a 6-core for x58?
post #4 of 12
I really don't see a reason to upgrade an i7 920. These CPUs can still handle pretty much everything.
post #5 of 12
No need to upgrade from i7-920. 4 years and it is still going strong.
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yeah i have gone back and fourth on this to upgrade or not. i have decided that my i7 920 is more than enough and added a GTX 680. though im in the market for a cheap 6 core 1366 cpu.
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I side graded and while I didn't notice much/if any difference I do now have better temps, usb3/sata3 support. Its still a pretty good system but I wanted the newer features and definitely the temp difference was good (my i7 920 ran hot tongue.gif ) I'd say you can wait but regardless what you do you'll see a slight boost, not so much a drastic one.
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post #8 of 12
Yup. People like to upgrade a lot. Resist the urge!

Just wait another generation, and there should be a big increase in performance!
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Originally Posted by killerhz View Post

yeah i have gone back and fourth on this to upgrade or not. i have decided that my i7 920 is more than enough and added a GTX 680. though im in the market for a cheap 6 core 1366 cpu.

This is my plan... minus the GTX 680 as I got SLI GTX 470s
It's kinda hard to find a cheap 6 core right now.. I guess everyone is holding onto theirs.
It kinda sucks though*for me* if I can snag a 970 I would have to send my board to EVGA to get this hardware mod done so the multi can work properly or something like that..
Any 9xxX cpu will work though....

Keep the 920 and see what Haswell brings to the table or if you have the money NOW and can't find a decent 6 core cpu build on Ivy 1155.
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post #10 of 12
At least wait until Ivy is out.. I'm planning to keep my 920 at least until Haswell arrives. Of course I was also planning to keep my GTX480 until GK110 was released, but I'm hoping I can control myself a bit better when it comes to the CPU. It does everything it has to without issues, so Sandy and Ivy are nice but not anything I'm interested in running unless my current rig decides to spontaneously blow up or something.
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