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How good is a i7 920 in 2016?

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Looking to upgrade my GPU to a gtx 980.. would a i7 920 be a good enough cpu for it? Or will i need to upgrade?
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Cpu is fine for a 980. You'll see a nice boost.

Overclock the cpu the most you can depending on your cooling.
    
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Find a x5650 (6 core xeon) if your motherboard can support it. They easily overclock via BCLK overclocking to 4GHz and run cooler as well. They are about $60 used on ebay or Amazon.
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Looking to upgrade my GPU to a gtx 980.. would a i7 920 be a good enough cpu for it? Or will i need to upgrade?

A better buy would be a GTX 1070, and yes there are i7 920 users running a GTX 1070 with no problems.
I'm running a stock clock i7 970 with a MSI Gaming X GTX 1070.
I did lots of research when I wanted to upgrade from my GTX 970 and the 1070 made way more sense
then a GTX 980 or even a 980ti.
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