I7-920 or i7-940?

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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  1. 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).
  2. ^+1

    I would advise you to go for the 930 :)
  3. Yeah go for 930 for less than $10 more.
  4. 930 is $6 more than the 920.....940 is outta stock 3 places I looked.
  5. 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.
  6. What if money is not a factor. What one will preform the best. Overall score?
  7. 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.
  8. Go for the 930 as others suggest. Don't be hesitate!
  9. 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.
  10. And if i do overclock?
  11. XencryptX841 said:
    And if i do overclock?


    The 930 is your cpu. Enjoy it.
  12. 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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