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Old April 22, 2012, 02:28 PM
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I currently have a I7-920 clocked at 3.8 and has ran beautiful, but I see that Intel has released a Quad core 2011 for just over 300 dollars the I7-3820. What does everyone think, is it time for me to upgrade to 2011?

My current PC is a Gigabyte G1-Sniper with 6g of ram and of course the 920DO

Not looking to spend to much, but guessing I should be able to get about 300-350 for my set up. Which should cover the new cpu then I am guess another 300 to 350 for a nice Mobo.
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Old April 22, 2012, 02:43 PM
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There would be gains, but if you are not noticing any areas of weakness with you current setup, then I would keep your money in your wallet.
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Old April 22, 2012, 04:45 PM
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2011 is faster but not $600 faster which is around what it would take to get into 2011. So like the last guy said if its running fine stick with it(but ram is so cheap nowadays it wouldn't hurt to bump that to 12 )
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Unless you are doing hardcore video/photo editing then there is no need to upgrade. Most people hardly needed to upgrade past S775, never mind current stuff.
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Old April 22, 2012, 08:08 PM
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unless you see a direct need, I wouldnt bother, upgrade the gpu first, youll see more out of it, 6gb I am assuming is running in triple channel, if yes, upgrade the gpu first, youll see more of a direct performance benefit, also an SSD for the os drive can make a huge + to performance all round really.
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