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I'm looking forward to upgrade my cpu and wondering if it's better than the 950.
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i would say go sandy
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Go Sandy x58 and H67 cost the same
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Originally Posted by Cacophony View Post
I'm looking forward to upgrade my cpu and wondering if it's better than the 950.
Obviously i7 960 is better than i7 950,but not by much.
Like others said,I'm also telling u to go with sandy bridge,get i7 2600k & u can even hit 5ghz with it on air cooler.
Getting 5ghz with i7 960 is a challenge.
Edited by Aniket - 3/8/11 at 1:14pm
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post #5 of 10
the i7-960 wont OC any better than your 950.the only good cpu upgrade
if you plan on sticking with your x58 is gulftown.either a i7-970 for budget
or go all out and grab the new i7-990x.otherwise stick with your i7-950.

or try and grab a used golden gem Super OCing i7-920
    
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post #6 of 10
The i7 960 is only slightly better than the i7 950. It is definitely not worth an upgrade from an i7 950.
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post #7 of 10
Its prolly not even worth the upgrade from a 920 lol....
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if ur going to be using the pc for a couple of yrs then i would go with the 950, 960 or even 970. The 970 could be bough cheap online. So if you dont want to upgrade everything and just want a new cpu get the 970. That should last you a few years easy. Only thing you could change would be gpu. X58 is a great platform for a while.
    
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Originally Posted by i7Stealth1366 View Post
Its prolly not even worth the upgrade from a 920 lol....
its more like side grading since is the same Lithography but different multipliers.
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post #10 of 10
160 X 25 has a nice ring to it.

Seriously though it depends on your situation. If you have a board you like and plan on hanging onto it, a 920 CO that your not so happy with and you just don't have a MicroCenter near you then sure. In that case spend the extra 15-20 bucks for the 25 multi, why not.

Now if you have a decent 920-930-950 DO no way it would be worth it.
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