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post #1 of 14
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Don't know what I really want to do anymore. I just figured out I fried my CPU, which was the i7 920 must of shocked it or something. Now do I wanna stick with the 1366 series and just get a new CPU or do I wanna change the sandy bridge series more money but whats your thought?

I was debating on getting the

i7 970 or the i7 950.. I really like the 970 and I do some video projects on occasion.. My 920 didn't have too much of a problem but it did struggle at others. Im not really looking forward to buying the 980x or 990x to much money. Any thoughts??


I also do not do a lot of overclocking since Im not that good at it yet.
post #2 of 14
The 970 is a really good buy, almost at the 980x level.

What exactly was wrong with the 920? In any case, I would make sure your board is still OK before dropping more money on another proc.
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How can I do that? Well last night I had the big bang in ( sig rig) then I decdided to swap the board out, next thing you know i swap them and I turn the pc on, it doesn't work it turned on and off. So I tried different psu's thinking its not getting enough power and thats not the case. So the next thing that I do is today I try it again doesn't work. Leave it alone for about 5 hours and then, my buddy told me to take out the mem, it still is turning on and off. Then I took out the cpu turned it on with the ramm in it and boom it works. went through all the post codes and everything, so I took the cpu out cleaned it put it back in made sure it was the right way and then it didn't work. tried it again with the cpu out and it did the same thing this time without mem and it still worked. Pretty sure its not the board just the cpu. Anythign I could check differently
post #4 of 14
simple really i7-970 = ~$600
i7-2600k ~$300 SB board say $250 if Gigabyte UD5 = $550
which performs better, already been proven SB
Will new board support Ivy, yes first gen.

Everything should be able to transfer over, you might need a new cpu block.
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post #5 of 14
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I guess you actually dont need a new cpu block, its the same thing itll fit it. So basically your saying drop the 1366 series and go to SB?
post #6 of 14
since you will have to drop at min 600 yes... and you need to make sure you block will fit 1155 socket, if it would work on the old 1156 socket your good to go. If your 920 was close to stock and you leave SB at stock it will be a nice performance increase... Only thing you might need is more RAM, not sure how much u have now? I'd assume 6GB current, but that is an assumption.
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post #7 of 14
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Correct, so no overclocking it?
post #8 of 14
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Last Problem is now I have 2 1366 boards just sitting here in mint condiditon. lol But they can always be for future builds too
post #9 of 14
you could always sell them. any particular vendor for board? asus, gigabyte, msi, asrock that you would want?

I would suggest OC the SB, even at 4.5-4.8 it would be very very very safe.
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post #10 of 14
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I want a good board thats not to cheap, but I was just paying attention, aren't almost all boards dual channel. I have trip channel ramm so doesn't that mean more money.
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