I am upgrading from a QX9770 Extreme to Core I7.
Have tried doing much research but t appears to be a competley different langauge now LOL
What is going to be the best CPU in respect of max stable overclock
was thinking of a 920 or 940 but can't help but think the 920 will overclock as far as the 940 have heard that the 920 is capable of 4ghz on air, fairly easily so I assume the 940 will only top at around 4ghz also since it appears to be the same chip although it seems to be hard to confirm the 940's max overclock as hardly anyone seems to have tried???
can anyone shed some light???
I also did take a look at the extreme version however it appears to bee poor value and this also tops at around 4.1 ghz except maybe on LN2 etc so certainly not worth the price in my case I'm sre
I will be overclcoking useing the rampage extreme II X58 M/Board
All in all I am happy with my qx9770's performance @ 4GHZ is impressive to be honest, but I have had a good oppertunity to the new generation so cannot pass up the upgrade.
I appreciate a good fast system with quick boot up and no waiting around in the OS I mainly play games and require it to be able to keep up on games as demanding as crysis far cry 2 and so on, must be somewhat future proof for the next wave of FPS titles I will most likely sell one of my GTX 280's as I think 3 is overkill and run 2x gtx 280's in SLI I highly appreciate graphics therefore games must run smothly with max graphics settings @ 1920x1200 res (28'' LCD)
Any opinions thoughts/guidance greatly appreciated.
sorry for the long post.