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i7 920 to 2600K is worth it if you want to downgrade to a mainstream platform from your enthusiast platform .

But as for gaming performance you'd only need a Quad Core now with at least 3.2Ghz per a core to get optimal performance. But 2600K you will not see much performance difference in gaming.
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^^If you have a problem with this thread dont post in it.

Ride it out untill LGA 2011 OR X68
I answered his question. What more do you want.
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Personally I think it's amazing how many i7 users have no idea their HT is completely worthless and has no affect outside of Vantage and other benchmarks on REAL gaming.

"I'd like to trade my i7-920 for a i5 because I don't use HT"

I'd recommend a i7-2600k bro!


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^ I don't know if you recommend it or not? lol
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post #25 of 95
Well it's up to you. the 2600k is roughly 25% more speed an i7-920 @ 4.3, and nearly 50% more efficient. So you decide.
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Personally I think it's amazing how many i7 users have no idea their HT is completely worthless and has no affect outside of Vantage and other benchmarks on REAL gaming.

"I'd like to trade my i7-920 for a i5 because I don't use HT"

I'd recommend a i7-2600k bro!


Durp.

Yeah, this would be used for overclocking and primarily gaming, so I'm thinking if I can spend a little money after trading/selling my setup, then it should be worth it for my intentions.
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Well it's up to you. the 2600k is roughly 25% more speed an i7-920 @ 4.3, and nearly 50% more efficient. So you decide.
It's roughly the same as an i5 in gaming.

Your bad.



Frosty it's gonna be pretty hard to find anyone willing to do that trade.

You might wanna sell your mobo and chip either here, or on flee bay and then use that money to step up.
    
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post #28 of 95
Short answer: No.
Long answer: Hell No.
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post #29 of 95
@OP

IMO, for gaming I would say no. Consider the 2500k if you're done overclocking your 920 and want to have fun with a new chip.
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I mainly want a new toy to overclock but I don't want to lose much money. I figured I could possibly find a person (that would actually utilize the 8 threads) who would be willing to trade with me. I know, high hopes.
Why not upgrade ur motherboard and Ram?? Maybe grab something with USB 3.0 and SATA 6GBs? Gigabyte has some new x58 boards coming out, also you might look at upgrading to a 950 or so just bc they are cheap now a days?

There really is no reason to go 1155 its mainstream, your in the enthusiast market.
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