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So since I've been poking around online for used X58/Z68/Z77 parts, I'm having some thoughts and have developed some questions on this particular 1366 platform. I am going to be putting together a second hand parts rig for a friend soon, and he needs it to be as cheap as possible due to some recent events that have happened to him. So here's a little about what he'll be using this computer for:
  1. A LOT of WoW
  2. Some Metro: Last Light, and 2033
  3. A little Crysis 3 and some Tribes Ascend

I'd really like to know if you think it would be worth it to use this configuration for his "new" gaming PC. Is there any large/ substantial performance gain from moving up to a newer platform for the types of games he plays? Would it be a pretty decent value to grab this i7 920 and his Rampage III Extreme from him if I can get if for a decent price, also, what would that number be?

Also, he'd be using a PowerColor AX7870 MYST Edition (Tahiti LE) card for the GPU.

Thanks OCN thumb.gif
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Yes, you will be completely fine with a 920 and a rampage mobo, better than most thumb.gif
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The 920 is still beastly for gaming. Mine has been running like a champ for 4 years now. If I could get a current gen mobo with a 1366 socket, I'd probably run it another 4 years.
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You would be fine with that card even @ 2.4GHz. Trust me, i am on 1366 biggrin.gif
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A i7 920 at stock is still a very decent cpu
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A 920 with or without overclock is still a really decent gaming cpu.

the only thing id say its the mobo's that aren't the best imo.

ive had mine 4 years too & I still cant seem to justify upgrading it.
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mine can compete with the rest of them cept x79 cpu....
    
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