Originally Posted by BongWizard
right now, the i7 920 is the best price vs performance CPU on the market... the problem is that it only uses DDR3 and X58 mobos... so the CPU itself is a steal, but you kinda get shafted for the whole setup
sure u can tell intel has alto of power in the i7 but in real world apps i havent seen a huge huge increase usually about 15% better rendering times or frames, usually less for frames.
so if u can get e8500 for 289
let $289 = 100% performance
core 920 = 499 so,
for an extra 15-20% performance u pay an extra
211/500 = 0.422 = 42% more.
so im my eyes its not better bang for ur buck.