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Wait for broadwell
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post #12 of 16
On an i7 930... Doing great with games smile.gif Not worth an upgrade in my opinion till games start using multi-cores.
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yep either wait for broadwell or haswell-e if you really need!
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post #14 of 16
I have often contemplated the same thing but always decide it wasn't worth it. With my i7 920 default clocked at 3.8ghz it chews thru anything. I'm looking at a classy 770 sli upgrade first. But honestly the 480 sli's seem to be keeping up just fine as well.
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post #15 of 16
I would open up that 960 and push it to at least 4.0ghz. They really do shine when unleashed!
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post #16 of 16
Yeah you can go for a GPU upgrade more than a CPU. The X58 setup still will work wonders for couple more years! Just push it to the limits smile.gif
I want to crossfire my 7970 since there is a deal on the asus 7970 for $289 cnd right now. I have an itch to pick another one up lol
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