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post #21 of 30
Get a used 920 d0
and then wait for Ivy

compromise!
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post #22 of 30
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Originally Posted by Sushimaster View Post
Why do you peoples recommend him the 920 when the i 7 2600k is the same price with better performance and newer tech is beyond me .
Nope....... i7 < i7 2600k Not at least price-wise. 920's OC very well and can play with the best of them. It'd be a good investment.

On the other hand, if you don't get the wifey's permission often, go for the latest tech.
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Originally Posted by hollywood406 View Post
Nope....... i7 < i7 2600k Not at least price-wise. 920's OC very well and can play with the best of them. It'd be a good investment.

On the other hand, if you don't get the wifey's permission often, go for the latest tech.
Yeah.. this too.. if it's hard to get the wifey's permission then I say do it.. either which one will do...
It's a toss with both platforms both have there pro's and con's.
If later though the "wifey's permission" arise or you tell her to put the upgrade on hold... I say wait for ivy..
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It's going to be a second hand purchase by the looks of things. The 920 seems to be reasonable priced in some second hand machines. But then there is a bundle of new motherboard,ram and cpu going for £180 at the moment. Just not sure how many sticks of ram it is as it just says 4gb or how good a ASUS P6T SE motherboard is.
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Wait for Ivy, it'll eat SB and those Gulftowns.
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So.......I bought the bundle new for £221 do thats the processor 4gb ram and the ASUS P6T SE motherboard. What you reckon ??? good deal?
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post #27 of 30
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Originally Posted by DeckerDontPlay View Post
Absolutely not, wait for IB
He just got permission from his wife and he is using a crappy E8400.

OP.

Get 920 if you can get it for "cheap", 2600K if your paying full retail price.
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He just got permission from his wife and he is using a crappy E8400.

OP.

Get 920 if you can get it for "cheap", 2600K if your paying full retail price.
I bought them...see the above comment. I think I got a good deal. E8400's are not crappy though....solid processors
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post #29 of 30
Id suggest going sandy bridge or waiting on BD. X58 i7's aren't a good choice at all with the i5 2500k/2600k out atm and bulldozer could be an even better choice depending on how it turns out.

edit nvm, too late.
post #30 of 30
Get i7 920 or the i7 2600K... Point being, it's definetly worth an upgrade.
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