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My computer specs are in my signature. It's a bit dated. With black friday sales going on next week, should I build a new rig? I can salvage a couple parts. I do want to wait for DDR4 though with Broadwell coming out in a year.
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My computer specs are in my signature. It's a bit dated. With black friday sales going on next week, should I build a new rig? I can salvage a couple parts. I do want to wait for DDR4 though with Broadwell coming out in a year.

What do you do with your computer? I mean as far as gaming goes i7-920's are still rocking pretty well, especially with HT on. If gaming is your thing, just upgrade your graphics. Get an AMD R9 290 and get a nice SSD; like a Samsung Evo.

To be honest, if I had a 920 that could do 4GHz @ 1.26v I would get a nice AIO cooler and see how far I could push it. They can do 4.5GHz with adequate cooling, and judging by your voltage you have a hellofa chip.
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I don't game very much and I will probably use my 5850 on a new build. The computer will be used for a lot of multimedia management (audio conversion), streaming video/audio local media to my Chromecast, and running some VMs as well. I will have many programs installed and running at once.

I wanted to install Windows 8.1 and use a new case as I really hate my Antec 900. I figured I could do all of this all at once. SATA 3 is nice also as I run backups to external HDDs often. Im kind of itching to upgrade as it has been 3.5 years since my last build.
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I don't game very much and I will probably use my 5850 on a new build. The computer will be used for a lot of multimedia management (audio conversion), streaming video/audio local media to my Chromecast, and running some VMs as well. I will have many programs installed and running at once.

I wanted to install Windows 8.1 and use a new case as I really hate my Antec 900. I figured I could do all of this all at once. SATA 3 is nice also as I run backups to external HDDs often. Im kind of itching to upgrade as it has been 3.5 years since my last build.

If these are your uses then yes, even Sandy-E or Ivy-E will be right up your alley. You will see gigantic benefits from X79.
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Why not a 3930K they are very good CPU's and overclock well
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Why not a 3930K they are very good CPU's and overclock well
True, I'm still happy with x58. Besides that, after all the wait IBe was a let down.
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I would definately wait for has welly.

Actually, waiting for DDR4 might be a better idea. Just make sure you buy a super cheap garbage kit as speeds will increase pretty quick as they did with DDR3.
    
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Well I was considering getting an i7 4770k as this will be more future proof compared to SB and IB
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I have one and i like it they perform decently enough biggrin.gif
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