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post #1 of 18
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Which should I go for? It'll be under air (at least that's the plan) I personally vote for 920 because it's cheaper... not sure though.
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post #2 of 18
920. It is cheaper and it will be faster than the 940 once you overclock it (assuming that you will) .
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post #4 of 18
920 because it's cheaper
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Depends, if you think that you will ever upgrade above i7 920, then you may want to get the i7 940, it may save you money in the long run by not having to upgrade to it. Going cheaper is never the answer, as in the long run, it can cost MORE than you originally thought it would.
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post #6 of 18
920 please, the 940 is definitely not worth double the price. spend that cash you saved on a killer GPU or motherboard.
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Depends, if you think that you will ever upgrade above i7 920, then you may want to get the i7 940, it may save you money in the long run by not having to upgrade to it. Going cheaper is never the answer, as in the long run, it can cost MORE than you originally thought it would.
Going cheaper is the answer, unless one goes cheap on cooling.
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post #8 of 18
920. It can hit the same speeds as the 940 for half the price
    
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post #9 of 18
920. it overclocks near the same as the 940.
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post #10 of 18
920! I really don't see the point in the 940, it's almost twice as expensive as the 920 and definitely not twice as fast, the only reason to get an expensive CPU would be for benching in which case you would go for the 965. You can get 4.0Ghz on air from the 920 which is more than enough for anything you throw at it.
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