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I7-920 or i7-940?

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March 20, 2010 4:16:13 AM

Ok so i have an Evga X58 Classified 3-way sli motherboard and i am debating to get an i7-920 or the i7-940. I am looking to overclock to 4+ GHz. I have a water cooling setup. Can anyone point me to a guide or what i can overclock max to?

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March 20, 2010 9:35:24 AM

You don't need an 940 to reach 4Ghz. The 920 is much cheaper and performs very well. Anyway, If I were you I would buy the 930 (the replacement for the 920).
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March 20, 2010 11:24:25 AM

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I would advise you to go for the 930 :) 
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March 20, 2010 10:34:29 PM

Yeah go for 930 for less than $10 more.
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March 20, 2010 11:04:05 PM

930 is $6 more than the 920.....940 is outta stock 3 places I looked.
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March 20, 2010 11:19:50 PM

The way I look at it is the 940's are going to be C0 stepping and the 930's will be D0 stepping while the 920 will most likely be a D0 it is not a sure thing. For the guaranty of a D0 I would go for the 930 even tho a 920 is pretty safe right now also.
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March 21, 2010 1:28:27 AM

What if money is not a factor. What one will preform the best. Overall score?
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March 21, 2010 1:44:53 AM

If the cost is not in concern, 940 will be the best AT STOCK. However, they should have very similar OC potential and therefore don't expect to see significant advantage of 940 over the rest two.
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March 21, 2010 1:47:40 AM

Go for the 930 as others suggest. Don't be hesitate!
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March 21, 2010 2:54:40 AM

XencryptX841 said:
What if money is not a factor. What one will preform the best. Overall score?


If you aren't going to do any overclocking, go for the 940 one (the stock speed is faster).
Anyway, the intelligent buy would be the 930.
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March 21, 2010 3:40:11 AM

XencryptX841 said:
And if i do overclock?


The 930 is your cpu. Enjoy it.
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March 21, 2010 4:51:50 AM

XencryptX841 said:
And if i do overclock?

The max OC for all of the 3 models will be very similar and 930 will be your best choice considering it has one more multiplier than 920 with merely $8 more.
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