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i7 950 for 200 and i7 960 for 249...should I upgrade?

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Got a little extra cash and was wondering if any of those would be a worthwhile upgrade to my current sig rig. Can't seem to get my i7 past 4ghz stable anyway. ^_^
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post #2 of 9
No?!? Are you on mushrooms? 4Ghz is plenty, and if your looking to upgrade, wait untill
Ivy Bridge, or if you must upgrade now (you deffinetly don't) Go for Sandy Bridge.
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That's pretty much what I figured. Got a friend who's trying to get me to upgrade my rig (We both are crazy when it comes to upgrading) and he was saying that I could do better on the processor.

Still lookin' for a worthwhile upgrade to pass the time. Maybe I'll post in pc general and see what i get. ^___^
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post #4 of 9
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Originally Posted by Dooginater View Post
That's pretty much what I figured. Got a friend who's trying to get me to upgrade my rig (We both are crazy when it comes to upgrading) and he was saying that I could do better on the processor.

Still lookin' for a worthwhile upgrade to pass the time. Maybe I'll post in pc general and see what i get. ^___^
If you want a worthwhile upgrade for your sig rig, you should look into getting a roomier case.
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post #5 of 9
930 950 and 960's all pretty much reach the same clocks, so you would gain very little if any.
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post #6 of 9
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You know, that's a great idea. I pretty much figured I'm maxed out on games, no need for any other monitors (I have 4). I keep going around in circles on what I could possibly upgrade on this beast and all I have is "new case". lol
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post #7 of 9
better CPU cooling comes to mind, aside from the case.. thats about it though haha

You could do New case + XSPC Rasa
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post #8 of 9
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Zomg! Do I need a separate room in my house for that thing?? lol
Wow. That's pretty sweet. Maybe corsair 800 + that cooler.
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post #9 of 9
Better PSU brand then Ultra to power 2 480's
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