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is it time to sell my i7 970?

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I'm thinking of getting out of 1366 while getting is good and i can still get some money for selling parts off.

have a i7 970, ud5 rev2 mobo and 12 gigs 7-8-7-1t mushkin. I definitely plan on building a bulldozer rig and eventually an LGA2011 as well, already a 990fx ud5, case, psu and water kit for it. would just sell the 1366 mobo, cpu and mems leaving me 2 working chasis/ h2o cooling for both and hard drives for 1 computer. would just need an ssd boot drive for 2nd hdd array have tons of mech drives and ok raid cards laying arround.

basically the question is: whats going to be faster and by approx how much, the i7 970 or a top of the line overclocked bulldozer rig. my 970 runs at 4.3ghz, and i multi-thread ALOT.

thanks for the help.
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post #2 of 8
I'm waiting until LGA2011 comes out and matures a little. I think I'll be fine until then.
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post #3 of 8
Hold on to it til newer cpu comes out your i7 still rocks!!!


Let the bugs pass for a bit then buy it when they get stable =).
Edited by dhenzjhen - 8/5/11 at 10:32am
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post #4 of 8
If your applications will be able to fully use 8 cores BD may be faster, but I would wait and see. Your 970 at that speed is still a good contender against it.
post #5 of 8
wait and see, your 970 is still one of the best.
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post #6 of 8
NOOOO...i just got my 970 and i love it. It's a beast. Nothing out atm is going to give you a massive performance boost over a hexcore.
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post #7 of 8
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ok well guess i'll keep the 970 a few more months then, at least until i see how well bulldozer does.

thanks everyone..
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post #8 of 8
I too have an i7 970 and its the best CPU I've owned, it would probably still beat Bulldozer, though I plan on building one myself as well.
    
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