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i920 to 4930k -a good upgrade?
Old 14th October 2013
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i920 to 4930k -a good upgrade?

I currently have an i7 920 overclocked to 3.8GHz and I'm looking for some more CPU juice, mainly for VST synths, with some Kontakt libraries but not a huge amount. I'm running Cubase.

I'm not that clued up on PC's (the 920 was my first build having been on Mac previously).

I've done some research but it's a minefield of different CPU options. Seems like the Intel 4930k would be a good bet for a very fast setup without getting stupidly expensive. Does that sound like a good plan? From what I've read, this should at least double my CPU horsepower over the i920.

Here's what I have in mind and was thinking I can reuse most of the other components from my existing PC (I guess probably will need a new cooler as well):

CPU: Intel 4930k
Motherboards: Gigabyte GA-X79S-UP5-Wifi
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 4 x 4GB 1600MHz DDR3
Old 14th October 2013
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Not only double...it should triple your power. Go for it.
Old 14th October 2013
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Just about to do the same myself. Cant wait.

I was wondering if the new Ivy E chips will help on the X79 ram compatibility issues at all?
Old 14th October 2013
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Here's the graphic card I have currently:

GIGABYTE - Graphics Card - NVIDIA - PCI Express Solution - GeForce 9 series - GV-N96TSL-512I

And my power supply is a Cooler Master Silent Pro 600W

Will either of these have any drawbacks/issues if I used them in the new PC?
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Just about to do the same myself. Cant wait.

I was wondering if the new Ivy E chips will help on the X79 ram compatibility issues at all?
Can you explain that please? The motherboard I am thinking of has the new C606 chipset rather than the X79.

GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 2011 - GA-X79S-UP5-WIFI (rev. 1.0)
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