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i7: 920 vs 960 vs 975 extreme

Last Modified: 2013-12-09
I'm building my own rig, and looking at the benchmarks, I don't see much difference between the i7 920 and 960 (about 10-15 seconds on most applications).  And I really don't know why you would buy the 975 Extreme??  It just gains you a few seconds for 3x the price?!?  The 920 is really cheap.  Is the 960 worth the price difference?  Can't find any recommendations, but the benchmarks say 920 is best.  Whats your opinions?
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I think all of the i7's are going to be basically overkill for whatever you're doing.  The price to performance ratio is going to be best w\ the i7 920 though.    Microcenter was selling them for $199 for a long time, not sure if they are still doing that or not since the i5's came out.  

I'd suggest spending less because you're might want to upgrade to a 6-8 core at the end of the year or beginning of next year.

I got mine for $199+tax, and that pretty much sealed the deal.

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