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I recently sold off my triple channel kit of ram now I'm planning to sell off my CPU and Motherboard so i could get a 2500k/motherboard or a 2600k if i have enough money to get it but the question is would it make any differences from a i7 920? the only things i do is gaming/homework that's pretty much it...
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In gaming? No, not really any noticeable performance increases. The only large difference you'd see would be in benchmarks.

But as the old saying goes. Upgrade if you want to man, its your money.
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I recently sold off my triple channel kit of ram now I'm planning to sell off my CPU and Motherboard so i could get a 2500k/motherboard or a 2600k if i have enough money to get it but the question is would it make any differences from a i7 920? the only things i do is gaming/homework that's pretty much it...

I agree if you have the cash and the desire, buy now. Buying when you don't NEED something is an emotional decision and no amount of logic will scratch and satisfy that itch.
    
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My i7 will last me a good long time. IMO upgrading won't be "necessary" until I'm utilizing so much CPU power that I'm short on it. That, short of folding, is just crazy at this point.

But if you look at the GFLOPS of the 920 vs the SB chips, you'll see a huge difference. Day-to-day, nah. Wait for Ivy or even the gen after that.
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I recently sold off my triple channel kit of ram now I'm planning to sell off my CPU and Motherboard so i could get a 2500k/motherboard or a 2600k if i have enough money to get it but the question is would it make any differences from a i7 920? the only things i do is gaming/homework that's pretty much it...
this wont increase your gaming performence by much,
only 5% real world performence,
better u keep your i7 920 & add another hd6870,
this would surely increase gaming performence by huge margin,
I hope u'll surely love this suggestion
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post #6 of 6
when it comes to graphics go with

2x gtx580 is the clear winner,
gtx590 have some heat issues,
get msi gtx580 lightning ($525 newegg)
its the best gtx580 (even better than evga gtx580 hydro copper2) out in the market,
OR crossfire it with 6950's
or get one if ur on a budget and unlock it to a 6970

i really hope this helped you (:
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