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Old 12-27-2012, 12:27 PM   #1
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Default Worthwhile upgrade for PII 965BE

I have a 790x chipset gigabyte board. It is capable of taking a 1090T or 1100T. However those CPUs are running around 170-180 used. I have been looking at the old Core I7 920s which were four core with hyperthreading. Mobo/CPU combos run around 250-270. All the new I7 systems are up there in price range. 300 bucks just for the cpu usually and another 100-150 for mobo. Would the I5s be a worth while upgrade at all? I've read the piledrivers aren't that good for crunching due to being integer driven instead of floating point. Not even sure a new CPU would give more of a bump for the cost. GPU seems to be where it is at. Might be worth buying a 2nd 580GTX and new PSU.
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There's a $140 2500K Microcenter deal going on right now.

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2292171

EDIT: Doh, looks like it could be out of stock.
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Would an I5 series sandy bridge or ivy bridge be worth the cost in terms of doing projects?

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There's a $140 2500K Microcenter deal going on right now.

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2292171

EDIT: Doh, looks like it could be out of stock.
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