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Indeed!!If you bough an i7 920 in 2008 for the equivalent of $377 today and are still using it; then you have achieved best value of the past 15 years for pc gaming bar none.
Well, we got screwed in Canada because when that thing came out, I remember I was working at Tiger Direct and the cost of it was like $500CAD plus $250CAD for a 3-channel X58 motherboard and another $150CAD for 12GB of DDR3. That was A LOT of money at the time for me to spend on a platform since I was also buying an XFX Radeon HD 4870. Since I just wanted gaming performance, I got a Phenom II X4 940, MSi K9A2 Platinum motherboard, 8GB of OCZ Reaper DDR2-800 (4x2GB) for about $500. I did end up having to replace the motherboard at a cost of $80 though, damn MSi!Indeed!!
My i7-4790 (bought in 2014) and I agree wholeheartedly!
I will upgrade someday, but till then I see no need actually!