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No, a 2600k has much better value. Your 950 is plenty fast, though.
    
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Not spamming it but read post #5....

EDIT: I just read your rig and overkill much??
Its a waste of money unless he folds, benches, or edits.
If he has to ask if its worth getting he doesn't need it and therefore its not worth getting.
And yes, at this point you are spamming...
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No, a 2600k has much better value. Your 950 is plenty fast, though.
It may be true in some ways...wish I'd gone with a 2600K....But for photography, video editing, and cad it gets blown away.
     
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Its a waste of money unless he folds, benches, or edits.
If he has to ask if its worth getting he doesn't need it and therefore its not worth getting.
And yes, at this point you are spamming...
I'm sorry but I just like the idea of that post because if he then decided to go with sandybridge he could buy the CPU and mobo....

EDIT: Sorry I read your post after I finished my last one...
Edited by bigkahuna360 - 8/7/11 at 2:33pm
     
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And why is folding such a big deal? Do you get payed for it? Otherwise justifying buying a 990x/980x for the sake of benching or some other stupid reason tells me two or three things:

a.) you did not earn the money to pay for it
b.) you are spoiled absolutely rotten
c.) you are truley obsessed with your rig, and need to get out more (no offence intended as I realise every user on this site including myself needs to get out more lol)
    
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And why is folding such a big deal? Do you get payed for it? Otherwise justifying buying a 990x/980x for the sake of benching or some other stupid reason tells me two or three things:

a.) you did not earn the money to pay for it
b.) you are spoiled absolutely rotten
c.) you are truley obsessed with your rig, and need to get out more (no offence intended as I realise every user on this site including myself needs to get out more lol)
Oh now thats just cruel you fold to fight diseases.
     
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Has folding actually helped medical companies fight diseases and cancer? Do they really make any progress through us all running up electricity bills?

edit: to keep on topic keep your rig for as long as you can without the need to upgrade! you should seriously be sweet for years with that i7, even I should be fine for a few years with 4 threads
    
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Has folding actually helped medical companies fight diseases and cancer? Do they really make any progress through us all running up electricity bills?
Does that mean we should give up and not try?
     
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Originally Posted by Juliancahillane View Post
Has folding actually helped medical companies fight diseases and cancer? Do they really make any progress through us all running up electricity bills?

edit: to keep on topic keep your rig for as long as you can without the need to upgrade! you should seriously be sweet for years with that i7, even I should be fine for a few years with 4 threads
Uh of course stuff gets done. Somebody needs to read this

http://folding.typepad.com/news/fah_achievements/
post #30 of 39
If you pay $400 max then I say get it. It's the top CPU on the market right now and it should be much faster than a 950. I'm thinking of upgrading to a 980 if prices drop to $300.
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