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Replace old I7 965 EE?

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January 24, 2012 12:39:47 PM

Hi folks, running a 3 yeard old I7 965 EE, and while i am by no means dissapointed with the chip i was curious whether or not an upgrade to the 990X is in order, how much of a performance boostare we talking about between the two?

Given that intel has apparently abandoned all of us who upgraded early to the X58 platform, should i just wait a year or two and see whether socket 2011 will stick around?

Any and all avice appreciated ^.^

Asus rampage 3 extreme
12 gb ddr 1600 mhz
gtx 580 black ops edition
I7 965 EE
Win 7 Ulti

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January 24, 2012 12:43:24 PM

Hello Tetsuiga;

It's a full on gaming rig, right?
I think you're instincts about waiting a bit longer before upgrades are good.
No real reason for you to be upgrading now with that rig.
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January 24, 2012 12:46:08 PM

I do some light encoding and processing in that regard, but the machine is mainly used for gaming ;p
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January 24, 2012 12:48:49 PM

Overclock - Get another year of top notch performance out of the machine and in 2013 start afresh with Haswell.
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January 24, 2012 12:49:14 PM

Got some money burning a hole in your pocket?
Have you picked up a SSD boot drive yet?
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January 24, 2012 12:50:24 PM

I just got my income taxes back in fact, so yes a bit of cash to burn, currently running a raptor for a boot drive, but and SSD does sound nice now that i think about it =D
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January 24, 2012 12:54:13 PM

Your CPU is still in the top tier for gaming: THG: Gaming CPU Hierarchy Chart

I think you're better off upgrading with items you can carry forward into the next platform (like Haswell that deadjon mentioned).
Besides a SSD a really awesome monitor would fall in that category.
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January 24, 2012 12:56:42 PM

Makes sense to me, seemed silly to spend another 1k on a small boost lol, i may as well get some other goodies to carry over, thanks !
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January 24, 2012 1:03:27 PM

Grab yourself a nice Mushkin Chronos Deluxe SSD, well worth the money
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January 24, 2012 1:35:58 PM

Best answer selected by Tetsuiga.
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January 24, 2012 1:44:04 PM

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