Originally Posted by Lord Xeb
That sounds like a nice upgrade and I would stick with that. The good old first gen i7s are still power houses and current gen is only like 15% faster at most?
Not saying that the i7 920 is a bad chip, far from it (I had a 930) but you must be mistaken about those numbers, maybe if you were comparing 2nd and 4th gen (2600k vs 4770k) but even then it's between 15 ~25%.Source
To the OP, I'd say it depends on how much disposable income you have available and how much the upgrade tick is biting you
An oc'd i7 920 is still a very powerful CPU, but there is no denying that newer gens have better performance. If you had a 2600K, I would say don't bother.