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Hey guys, I'm looking to upgrade my system to a 920, and was hoping to get some ideas of what I should get with it. I'm only really planning to keep my hard drives, and my case. My goal would be to get it to overclock to at least 4 if that's a reachable goal. Price limit is 2500, help please!
    
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Just switch out CPU and mobo.
400$ tops.
    
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Just switch out CPU and mobo.
400$ tops.
If the RAM is above 1.65v, he will need to get some 1.65v sticks.
    
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Wouldn't I need new RAM also? I have a dual channel kit
    
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930 instead
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930 instead
Reasons?
    
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Wouldn't I need new RAM also? I have a dual channel kit
Ram is ram, as long as it is the correct voltage, it will work.

The only difference between the kits (tri-channel, dual channel) is how many sticks of ram they sell you.
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Your dual channel kit will still work just fine.
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Ram is ram, as long as it is the correct voltage, it will work.

The only difference between the kits (tri-channel, dual channel) is how many sticks of ram they sell you.
Ah, okay.

I forgot to put in the original post that I would like to have dual monitors as well.
    
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I had a 955 BE System last summer, then my 13 year old bricked his C2D comp, and I said hay perfect excuse to build me a i7 rig.

If I had it to do over, I would have just built another AM3 rig.

Do you need the i7 for encoding or anything? If not, I would just upgrade your video cards, then get your 2 monitors ( or even 3 for eyefinity)

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