J_RaD - 1:48 pm on Sep 2, 2011 (gmt 0)
are you stuck on intel? You could save some money going AMD.
a Phenom II X4 965 will pace right with that 950 without breaking the bank....pair it up with an asus mobo, overclocking is a breeeeeze with AMD processors, give it a decent cooler and you could bring it up to 3.8 - 4.0 stable.
ouch looking at the price of that i7 plus the board, if you just went to AMD and picked up and ASUS board im seeing atleast 200+ you can drop off that price.
then either keep the savings or reinvest in RAID or SSDs.