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Upgrading from X4 955 to i7 920?

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December 27, 2011 12:03:35 PM

Hi, say i could upgrade my board and cpu, then sell my current x4 cpu and of course my mobo, I could do this for about £50. Would it be worth it?

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December 27, 2011 12:12:20 PM

an i7 920 would be faster than a 955, but lga 1366 is dead end now. intel eol'ed a bunch of lga 1366 cpus this year. that platform has been replaced by lga 2011 (sbe cpus with x79 motherboards).
what is the total worth of the 955 and the motherboard?
imo you could get an lga 1155 system with a core i5 2500k with a z68 motherboard if you were to buy right now. or get ivy bridge when they come out in a few months.
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December 27, 2011 12:13:35 PM

rolli59 said:
Is it worth it? http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/88?vs=47 only you know the answer to the question!
Hmmm, I might as well go for it. I've heard the i7's are better for gaming and work better with crossfire (apparently).
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December 27, 2011 12:17:34 PM

jimftr said:
Hmmm, I might as well go for it. I've heard the i7's are better for gaming and work better with crossfire (apparently).

They are great overclockers as well if you have an aftermarket cooler!
December 27, 2011 12:18:24 PM

de5_Roy said:
an i7 920 would be faster than a 955, but lga 1366 is dead end now. intel eol'ed a bunch of lga 1366 cpus this year. that platform has been replaced by lga 2011 (sbe cpus with x79 motherboards).
what is the total worth of the 955 and the motherboard?
imo you could get an lga 1155 system with a core i5 2500k with a z68 motherboard if you were to buy right now. or get ivy bridge when they come out in a few months.
Yea, but an i7 920 isn't that much worse than the i5, and the only upgrade option i currently have is an FX cpu. I'm not paying the money for the 1155 system, it just isn't worth it in my opinion.
December 27, 2011 12:19:59 PM

rolli59 said:
They are great overclockers as well if you have an aftermarket cooler!
Trust me, i'll be overcloking for sure. :) 
December 27, 2011 1:20:21 PM

jimftr said:
Yea, but an i7 920 isn't that much worse than the i5, and the only upgrade option i currently have is an FX cpu. I'm not paying the money for the 1155 system, it just isn't worth it in my opinion.

How is paying the money for a 1366 system, a better choice than doing it for a 1155 system? :heink:  :pt1cable: 
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December 27, 2011 4:23:10 PM

The best upgrade is to i5,i7 socket 1155. If is for gaming the PC , 955 is a good cpu.Buy an aftermarket cooler and overclock the cpu a little.
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December 27, 2011 4:32:27 PM

I don't think it would be a worthwhile upgrade, especially considering the s1366 is already dead.
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December 27, 2011 4:59:56 PM

Well here's my take:

+'ve: significant performance upgrade. Core i7 920 previous overclocking champ before sandybridge came along.

-'ve: why on earth would you choose 1366 and i7 920 when 1155 and sandybridge are available?

I love i7 920 and my main system still has one running at 4GHz. But the only reason I can think of for getting one today is if you can somehow get hold of a cheap one. If I was building a new system today, it would be 1155 or 2011 based.
December 27, 2011 5:24:01 PM

bwrlane said:
Well here's my take:

+'ve: significant performance upgrade. Core i7 920 previous overclocking champ before sandybridge came along.

-'ve: why on earth would you choose 1366 and i7 920 when 1155 and sandybridge are available?

I love i7 920 and my main system still has one running at 4GHz. But the only reason I can think of for getting one today is if you can somehow get hold of a cheap one. If I was building a new system today, it would be 1155 or 2011 based.
I CAN get it cheap, sorry, i didn;t mention this, but it would cost me about £50 to make the transition form AM3 to 1366, although 1155 would be about £130-150. I am considering a 2600k though. I will just wait for ivybridge though when prices go down.
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December 27, 2011 5:53:30 PM

Yep. Well sounds like a good deal. It's a significant performance upgrade. For that much additional money the relatively small performance hike you'd get from Sandybridge isn't worth it in my opinion.
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