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i7 920 vs. i7 950

post #1 of 13
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Does anyone think that the i7 950 is worth the extra 280 dollars? Im looking at possibly building a i7 rig and debating on whether I get the i7 920 or the i7 950.
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post #2 of 13
Not worth it. The 920 already overclocks amazingly, you're not going to get much more out of the 950.
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post #3 of 13
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Originally Posted by awaizy View Post
Not worth it. The 920 already overclocks amazingly, you're not going to get much more out of the 950.
i second that. for that much you could buy another i7. what about an i7 940?
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post #4 of 13
Nope. Get the i7 920. It's not worth to give the extra 280 bucks o.O
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post #5 of 13
920's are known to clock higher than 950's in many cases anyway..I think.
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post #6 of 13
get the i7 920 and save the money for a better GPU.
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post #7 of 13
Not really worth the extra cash. Just go with the 920, its enough!
 
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post #8 of 13
As has been said no!
post #9 of 13
no a i950 will overclock higher, but not worth it as 4ghz oc is more then enough for you
post #10 of 13
im not going to lie i seen 950s get to 5ghz
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