Originally Posted by myusernameisdumb
Thanks but I'm sticking with my 965 because I can afford it.
I am not planning an extreme OC whether I had a 920, 940 or 965 in any case. I'd be satisfied with 3.8ghz and a 965 can do that without even upping any voltages if I am reading a lot of posts correctly. A ton of people are telling me not to get the 965 in a lot of forums but I'm determined to get it and it's on it's way to my house within the week. As I mention in my post before graphics power makes more difference in most games than pure CPU power. Memory bandwidth should also make more a difference than CPU OC'ing. Not necessarily in every game but most.
By the way, I am getting the Asus P6T deluxe v2, is that as good as the EVGA board you mention??? It ( P6T ) has had absolutely rave reviews!!
dude, save that money and invest in a good SSD drive (like Intel's or OCZ vertex) AND a good graphics card. Your system will fly with those upgrades. A 920 D0 can be clocked to 4Ghz at almost stock settings without any effort with a decent air cooler.
Don't waste your money like that. If you insist, may be wait for 975 to arrive at the end of this month. That will probably clock to 4.5 and more out of the box. 965 is obsolete and Intel has discontinued it. Don't spend money on that thing.