i can use your help as to which cpu to buy. I can buy the new core i7 930 for $290, or I can get an unused core i7 940 running at 2.93 for only $10 more. I know the lower core I 7's can overclock like no tomorrow, but do you guys think that the higher clock of the 940 should translate into a higher overclock also?? Thx a lot
That's a tough call, especially since OCing capabilities between chips of the same model vary. If it was up to me I would save the $10 and just get the 930, but maybe someone more experienced with these chips will disagree.
The thing that is throwing me also is the steeping of each chip. I think the 940 has an old steeping (EO) and the 930 may have DO which may make it overclock differently. I'm leaning toward the 940 myself and thx for all the help.