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I need someone to convince me to fork out the extra money for the 5th and 6th core......


is it really worth the difference in price


Convince me?

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Honestly, no.

But, that's not what enthusiast computing is for

What will you be using the rig for?

Gaming? Then absolutely not. TBH, spending the cash on other parts of the system will most likely give you a more noticeable improvement.
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post #3 of 18
just wait till bulldozer comes out... then you can get that, or get some cheap am3 x6
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What is the rig going to be used for cranky???
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GAMING, almost totally gaming, maybe some 3D graphical design, for agricultare and the likes. But mainly gaming

More specifically 3D gaming....

just seems like a lot of cash

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post #6 of 18
you phenom II x3 720 is fine for gaming

wait for 22nm or smaller before upgrading ~ and perhaps ddr4 and pci 3
post #7 of 18
If you were really into the 3d design.. Yes. 12 threads(buckets) to render is like (3) very fast amd quads.

To game with... like makecoldplayhistory said.. you can find a better gaming experience elsewhere.
post #8 of 18
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right sweet, im looking at buying an i7 quad core 3.06ghz for my new rig i just needed to know if i was gunna be missing out. so defo "no no" on the £800 bad boy xtreme i7. Thanks guys


"GOLDBOY" mentioned ddr 4 is this in the works atm, or just a far away fantasy
    
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post #9 of 18
My 920 D0 doesn't know what a bottleneck is. Perfect for gaming and adding another 8 threads to my render farm.
post #10 of 18
Why not just get a Sandy Bridge build..? The 2500K or 2600K will give you great gaming performance and comparable performance in all areas except for very highly multithreaded programs, but you'll save so much money on one of the extreme i7's.

You could put this towards better GPUs, a better screen, an SSD etc, all of which will offer you a much better real world improvement for your uses than an extreme edition i7 will do
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