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    I am think of upgrading my CPU/Mobo however I have been out of the loop for some time and need advice.

    Currently I am on i7 930 under water cooling at 4.2Ghz. This is on an ASUS Sabertooth X58 mobo so is still pretty rapid in gaming terms.
    My system is purely a gaming rig so that is my main focus.

    Couple of questions:

    Firstly is it actually worth the upgrade?
    And if it is
    What would be the best CPU/chipset combo for best overclocking and gaming?


  • #2
    I wouldn't bother mate, next-gen (Haswell) would be when I'd say it's worthwhile, but for now, your CPU won't be holding anything back.

    If you're looking to spend money, have a look at graphics cards and/or a good size SSD if you don't already have one.
    Originally posted by andyn
    Trick in most cases seems to be to get in early, and get out early. Pump and dump.
    PC: - i5-3570k, Mushkin 64gb SSD, 8GB Vengeance, MSI Twin Frozr III 7850.
    Laptop: - Asus N55SF, Core i7-2670QM, GT555M (2GB).


    • #3
      Thanks m8
      I will stick with the CPU i think, however I would like to down size my case (TJ07 monster) to a micro ATX but I cant seem to find anybody selling Micro ATX X58 mobos anymore.