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I currently have a i7 950 but am getting a i7 990x at a really good price so I wanted to no should I go for it I will be water cooling it overclocking it to 4.7GHz and will stay overclocked to this speed 24 hours 7 days a week the motherboard I have is Asus P6X58D-E
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No. Unless your doing video editing or something of the like it's a waste of cash as it's rare for a game to use more then 4 cores.
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Def. worth it if you can get it at a good price and you like benchmarking

and you prob. don't wanna get new mobo, ram for the new sandy extreme
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I currently have a i7 950 but am getting a i7 990x at a really good price so I wanted to no should I go for it I will be water cooling it overclocking it to 4.7GHz and will stay overclocked to this speed 24 hours 7 days a week the motherboard I have is Asus P6X58D-E
Is the i7 980x cheaper? Then get that
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Of course its worth it. If you can get something at a good price from someone you know and just come to a conclusion after a week of use. If you dont like it after that week just sell it for a bit under normal pricing and call it unused saying it was the wrong socket or something.
     
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Is the i7 980x cheaper? Then get that
The i7 980 is no longer an x they locked the multiplier and everything...
     
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I currently have a i7 950 but am getting a i7 990x at a really good price so I wanted to no should I go for it I will be water cooling it overclocking it to 4.7GHz and will stay overclocked to this speed 24 hours 7 days a week the motherboard I have is Asus P6X58D-E
Unless you're getting it for like <400 bucks or you need it for video editing or another core-heavy application no.
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Unless you're getting it for like <400 bucks or you need it for video editing or another core-heavy application no.
Read post #5 plz
     
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I no for a fact if I get the i7 990x I will def get the x79 LGA2011 CPU and will sell the i7 990x so am thinking should I wait ? but how long before these ivy bridge come out ???
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No. Unless your doing video editing or something of the like it's a waste of cash as it's rare for a game to use more then 4 cores.
You forgot folding...
But basically correct, for benching (& extreme cooling) & apps that take advantage of more cores the 990x is fantastic, just for gaming bit of a waste. But if the deal is good enough that you can at least make your money back if unhappy with it you can't really go wrong.
    
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