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post #11 of 23
I started with a 920 a couple of years ago, and last summer moved to a 930 for slightly higher overclocking that required less voltage. Both CPU's have done an admirable job at fueling my Surround setup so there's plenty of life left for sure. thumb.gif

It will be saddening, though, that I am selling my setup soon, but whoever it goes to should enjoy the plentiful amount of power that it still packs. redface.gif
     
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post #12 of 23
yeah the i7/i5 will be good for awhile!
post #13 of 23
my i7 920 is OC'd from 2.66 to 4-4.2... still hashing out issues at 4.2 but man this thing has FAR EXCEEDED my expectations... been oc'd to 4.0 for a year and a half or so now.
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post #14 of 23
I have OC'd mine to 4, I'm sure I could push it a lil further, but I really don't have any need too.

I will probly keep this rig for a while, I don't really see any reason to upgrade. I'm sure if I did I wouldn't see to much of a diffrence.
post #15 of 23
I just purchased an i7-930 and Asus Rampage Gene 3 for myself as an upgrade from a q6600 @ 3ghz.

Wow the differance is amazing, using the guide on here i had it running at 4ghz in minutes and paired with my new ssd the thing flies.
I get to play with 2600k's and the newer stuff at work and this feels equally as fast, if not a tiny bit quicker but the machines @ work aren;t oc'd.

Games wise ive noticed i can now run loads of stuff at higher settings from my q6600 and i've yet to upgrade my gpu from a gtx260.

So basically i'm saying go for it! I was on a budget too and decided to go against buying the latest i5 series all coming out. I wondered if i'd regret it but i dont.

And I gotta say it feels pretty special being part of the 4ghz club. I know its not super elite anymore but i could get my q6600 nowhere near 4ghz.
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Originally Posted by KEITHRH12 View Post

Any quad will last a few more yrs for gaming. Now some low-end quads might have some small problems with bottlenecking the GPU.

Would you consider a i5-750 a low end quad?

I could not get the i7
post #17 of 23
I would say middle end. I'd say your OK.
post #18 of 23
I have a i7-975X under water coupled with a 3gb gtx 580. It's plenty speedy and I'm waiting to see what the Skylake architecture will bring before I do a full upgrade.
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Would you consider a i5-750 a low end quad?
I could not get the i7

you should still be ok, those chips respond well to overclocking and at 4ghz, there isn't a single processor GPU that will bottleneck on your system.
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post #20 of 23
I have a 920 @ 4.02 and BF3 on Ultra/4xMSAA/HBAO puts the thing up at about 35-45% utilization.

Defiitely a GPU-bound game
    
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