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Hmm waste money on cooling on an older chip?

Always upgrade when you can, it's cheaper. Take advice given here with a grain of salt.

hes not wasting money on upgrading cooling on a old chip....the new cooling can be used on new platform when he decides to upgrade to that in a year or two.
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aww man, I'm still tempted--

I can get the 3770k for $230 from microcenter when I'm in denver on Thursday (I live in iowa city normally!). They've run this deal before, but, I don't know if they will run it every month
I can then get a pro4 motherboard for $70: is this problematically cheap?
The X58 board I have now was a $250 board back in its day. I only have it, because it came with the used tower I bought.
But I don't know if you need to spend $250 on a board anymore? If I'm trading a 132-BL-E758-A1 X58 motherboard for an asrock pro4 to hold a 3770k, will the pro4 be difficult to overclock with?
by the way, as far as features, the pro4 does have everything I need. Not going to ever run 2 graphics cards again, either, so that isn't a limitation. Only question is a vague one of under-the-hood qualities that I don't know about, that a $250 board might have over a $70 board that might matter.

And then I can spend $100 on some memory.

So $400... but I can sell my old stuff in this market still, for about $200.

In June, is the 3770k going to drop to $150, or is it going to stay the same price?

Will the 3770k hold me for 3 more years? Would the i7 920 last 3 more years if I don't upgrade?

I know I've heard "1155 is a dead socket," but that just means that the next cpu upgrade in 4 years, will require another $70 motherboard, right: that's not the end of the world.

maybe it won't be a bad idea for $200 to just do it now while I'm on a kick to mod my desktop.
Unless it really well and truly is an utter waste of money, and when prices drop in 3 months I'll be kicking myself smile.gif
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aww man, I'm still tempted--

I can get the 3770k for $230 from microcenter when I'm in denver on Thursday (I live in iowa city normally!). They've run this deal before, but, I don't know if they will run it every month
I can then get a pro4 motherboard for $70: is this problematically cheap?
The X58 board I have now was a $250 board back in its day. I only have it, because it came with the used tower I bought.
But I don't know if you need to spend $250 on a board anymore? If I'm trading a 132-BL-E758-A1 X58 motherboard for an asrock pro4 to hold a 3770k, will the pro4 be difficult to overclock with?
by the way, as far as features, the pro4 does have everything I need. Not going to ever run 2 graphics cards again, either, so that isn't a limitation. Only question is a vague one of under-the-hood qualities that I don't know about, that a $250 board might have over a $70 board that might matter.

And then I can spend $100 on some memory.

So $400... but I can sell my old stuff in this market still, for about $200.

In June, is the 3770k going to drop to $150, or is it going to stay the same price?

Will the 3770k hold me for 3 more years? Would the i7 920 last 3 more years if I don't upgrade?

I know I've heard "1155 is a dead socket," but that just means that the next cpu upgrade in 4 years, will require another $70 motherboard, right: that's not the end of the world.

maybe it won't be a bad idea for $200 to just do it now while I'm on a kick to mod my desktop.
Unless it really well and truly is an utter waste of money, and when prices drop in 3 months I'll be kicking myself smile.gif

Yes, its fair to assume once new tech comes out that 3770k will drop. But to me, it seems that you wont wait. Yes, everyone gets the "BUG" to upgrade which clearly your encountering. Many have posted that your i7 920 is more than adequate in what your needing for your PC to do. Personally, there is not much gain going to i7 920 to i7 3770k. Overclock that 920 to 4.0ghz, purchase HD7950, purchase a good air or watercooler for your cpu and call it a day. OR be patient save some more $$$$$ and go 2011 chipset or wait for Haswell. Thats my 2 cents...Good luck.
 
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upgrading to 1600mhz ram is like $50 for a 6 gb kit. maybe cheaper if you look at the marketplace here

It seems like you want to upgrade regardless of what people say. I know, well all get the itch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you don't have an aftermarket cpu cooler buy one and overclock your current setup. You bough a ferrari 3 years ago and you only drive at 30 mph all day long? Shame one you! Take it to the race track before you sell it off! thumb.gif

You migh want to fill in your computer specs or a picture of your rig.

you should give your i7-920 a chance and overclock it a little. Fill in your bios settings and we will help you. With that 1333 mhz ram you might be able to overclock some.
you board will not have some of these bios options so just ignore them
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