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Should I go 980X OC -> 2600K OC?

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I currently have a 980X @ 4.2Ghz (21x200), 6GB DDR3 1600 Its been rock stable but of course, being the enthusiast I am, I want more.

Now I know I can wait until Sandy-E but, I have an opportunity now to get a 2600K but I would have to (in effect) trade my 980X for it.

What are your thoughts? I would be losing 2 cores, 4 threads... but I would be getting better IPC, and the ability to OC higher than 4.2GHz.

I primarily game... run 1 vm sometimes... but mostly surf and game.

What would you do?
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post #2 of 37
no friggin way
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post #3 of 37
No.
post #4 of 37
You must be nuts.
post #5 of 37
woops read the post a little wrong at first.

980x...that's a lot of money you're trading away
Edited by Leeeeeeeeee - 8/1/11 at 11:55pm
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post #6 of 37
Unless your a gamer, No.
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post #7 of 37
I hope you'd be getting something along with that 2600k...
 
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post #8 of 37
Nein! Don't do it!
post #9 of 37
Wow, hell no. Unless you don't need the extra cores and get a lot more then just a 2600k for it.
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post #10 of 37
What? is it april first already?
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