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i7 920 or i7 930 which would you buy?

which would you buy or recomend me buying?

  • i7 920 D0 (SLBEJ) 2.66GHz Nehalem

    Votes: 27 55.1%
  • i7 930 2.80GHz Bloomfield

    Votes: 18 36.7%
  • none of the above

    Votes: 4 8.2%

  • Total voters
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#1
well guys i've a little dillema as to which of these to get

the Intel Core i7 920 D0 (SLBEJ) 2.66GHz Nehalem 8Mb Cache LGA1366Retail , is £203.77 inc vat or 309.26 US$

whereas Intel Core i7 930 2.80GHz Bloomfield 8Mb Cache LGA1366 Retail is £241.26 inc vat or 366.16 US$
yes i know the 930 is faster but i have heard it doesn't overclock well

so what are your thoughts, which would you go for and why ?


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Definitely the 920. If you plan on OCing it will be just as good, if not better. And you save a lot by going for it vs the 930.
 
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Wow. Quite a difference in price compared to here in the US (on Newegg, they are the same regular price; the 930 is actually on sale right now for $5 less at $290). With those prices, I agree with Ion unless you don't plan on OCing and run proc-intensive tasks often.

Off-topic: I loled hard at both of you're avatars, though shouldn't the order be reversed? It's more of a "calm before the storm" this way, which I still find quite amusing. :laugh:

Edit: Most of the people I've read with 930s have theirs OCed to over 3.5 GHz, if not around 4.0 which seems to be the max that the voltage will allow for the quad cores.

Also, have you seen http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=124932
If the prices over here are going down, I'd assume yours across the pond will decrease soon enough.
 
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W3520
 
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920! 930 isn't worth the premium.
 
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+1 on the 920, they can be had for as low as £160 if you shop around and there are offers on, though they wont be avaiable forever as the 930 is the 920's replacement so prices may go back up as stocks dwindle.
 

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I would personally like to have a 32nm westmere myself!
 

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I voted none of the above as the i7 950 is going to be replacing the i7 930, so you shouldn't get either of them and get the i7 950 when it hits the $250-$300 range.
 
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I would personally like to have a 32nm westmere myself!
well i can/could afford one but the motherboard i've chosen won't accept one untill a bios update which would mean more money so the 920/930 is the only way i can go atm :banghead::eek::cry:
 

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well i can/could afford one but the motherboard i've chosen won't accept one untill a bios update which would mean more money so the 920/930 is the only way i can go atm :banghead::eek::cry:
I think that they will work with alot of the newer X58 boards but you would have to ask fits before you made a decision. on the other hand if you want a I7 920, I would suggest buying one from here in the BST section that someone has already tested and knows what the chip will do. you can get one for a good overclocker that will do 4-4.3 ghz on low volts without going out and buying one retail and dont know what your getting
 

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After owning over a dozen different batches of i7 920's, I'll tell you this. Find a used, early batch 920. It will clock better than the majority of new 920's or 930's and it will less expensive. Just wander the FS threads (at TPU and otherwise) for a few days, and you'll find one.
 
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Get the 920 and clock it to 930 speeds or higher, why pay extra for the 930 when the 920 can do the same speeds.
 

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Get the 920 and clock it to 930 speeds or higher, why pay extra for the 930 when the 920 can do the same speeds.
Why buy any of them when you can get the i7 950 in august for the same price as an i7 930 now.
 
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Why buy any of them when you can get the i7 950 in august for the same price as an i7 930 now.
Same price, proof?

The 930 was meant to replace the 920 though its more expensive hence I think the same will be true for the 950
 

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What PaulieG says. Just sit tight and wait for a good deal to pop out, 920, 930 or 950
 

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Same price, proof?

The 930 was meant to replace the 920 though its more expensive hence I think the same will be true for the 950
Here is the proof
 
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Which ever is cheaper. Thats what I would vote for.


By the way, this is gonna be one hell of an upgrade from your system specs.
 
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I really don't understand why everyone is recommending the Core i7 920.

The i7 930 was meant to replace the i7 920.
The i7 930 goes further when it comes to overclocking and needs lower voltages.
I can't see a big price difference between the i7 920 and the i7 930.

Check out the reviews for yourselves

P.S. the Core i7 950 replaced the 940, not 920/930.
 
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Which ever is cheaper. Thats what I would vote for.


By the way, this is gonna be one hell of an upgrade from your system specs.
:laugh::roll::laugh::D true so true :D
 

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Since the 920 and 930 are basically the same(besides clock speed), i would just pick up a nice 920 if it's cheaper.

Also keep in mind the 950 is now being lowered in price by Intel so you may want to keep an eye out for that.;)(though keep in mind they're all basically the same, just a bump i clock speeds, and some can handle better overclocks)