I've currently got a stock i7-920 (not oc'd) that I use in a system for gaming. I predominantly play World of Warcraft and Starcraft 2 on the system with most settings on high. I've "heard" that both Blizz games tend to be mostly dependant upon cpu capacity for performance.
So here is my question:
Is there much of a difference in moving from a 920 to a 960 cpu for this type of use? I know the 920 is probaby not bad, but I don't mind spending $300 on an upgrade if I'll actually see a difference. I'm not interested in OC'ing my system, so I'm looking at stock 920 vs stock 960.
The i7 920 is still a beast for the games that you mentioned. Although the i7 960 has a higher clock speed and would give you marginal benefits. Its not something to dish $300 for. Better save and get a Sandy Bridge/Bulldozer later.