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post #11 of 39
If you have to ask the question I'd suggest that you don't need it. At this point I would wait for sandy bridge extreme.
     
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Not spamming it but read post #5....

EDIT: I just read your rig and overkill much??
     
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post #13 of 39
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Originally Posted by shadowman007 View Post
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
If you don't know when to use AN instead of A, or the difference between NO and KNOW or how to use commas and full stops, then with respect, I don't think you'd get the full use of a 990x...
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post #14 of 39
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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.
the thing I do most and I forget to mention it.
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post #15 of 39
Yup, the i7-980's are out now and $599 each... I'm still waiting for the price to drop below $400 or so...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...tel-_-19116402

And the 980x prices dropping!!!

http://www.jr.com/intel/pe/ITE_BX80613I790/


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post #16 of 39
990x gets the biggest numbers, so if you are into benchmarking and overclocking, you got a winner. In the other hand, if its just for playing World of Warcraft, its not really worth the money...
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post #17 of 39
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Originally Posted by purpleannex View Post
If you don't know when to use AN instead of A, or the difference between NO and KNOW or how to use commas and full stops, then with respect, I don't think you'd get the full use of a 990x...
Whats my commas and full stops got to do with the i7 990x? My punctuation might not be good but I no how to take full use of things.
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Originally Posted by bigkahuna360 View Post
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.
No sushrukh'ing in here.
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I honestly think you`d have to be mentally ill to spend that much money on a cpu, just because it has 2 more cores that you wont even need and an unlocked multiplier to help you get that extra 0.5GHz that you also dont need lol.

Edit: I understand if your loosing money because your rendering stuff on cad for a big company or you need it for something else but seriously.........that i7 950 should last for years
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I honestly think you`d have to be mentally ill to spend that much money on a cpu, just because it has 2 more cores that you wont even need and an unlocked multiplier to help you get that extra 0.5GHz that you also dont need lol.

Edit: I understand if your loosing money because your rendering stuff on cad for a big company or you need it for something else but seriously.........that i7 950 should last for years
Folding with that 990x is a huge boost over a 950...
     
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