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Well here’s the thing I have a friend who’s selling me a 6 month old i7 990x cpu For $500 I have seen these cpu’s brand new for over $1000 But is it worth getting it?
I was thinking of getting a i7 2600k am pretty sure this cpu can’t beat the i7 990x but then again the 2600k is the 2nd generation i7 cpu
But can the 2600k overclock batter then the i7 990x? Because if I go for a i7 2600k I would have to change my motherboard and memory and getting a i7 990x I don’t have to change a thing.
post #2 of 16
If you buy either one, can I get your i7 950?
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$500 for a 990x would be about the same as buying a 1155 mobo and 2600k as far as cost.

Personally, if the 990x is a proven good clocker id go with that.
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post #4 of 16
get the 990x as its the easier path to go the 990x and 2600k perform pretty similar
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post #6 of 16
Hmm, tough call lol. What is your main use on the computer? If its gaming then a 2600K would be better IMO but if its rendering and intensive CPU stuff then the 990x as it had 6 cores . However, depends if you want all the hassle of getting a new mobo and RAM too. Maybe the 990x would be the best route as of now and then wait for ivy bridge?
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post #7 of 16
Honestly, no... Your 950 will last you till Ivy Bridge or Sandy Bridge E if you want to get those. Unless you do hardcore video encoding, it's not worth getting, it won't have any noticeable gaming improvements.
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post #8 of 16
Seeing that a 2600k is on par with a 990x, there's no reason to buy the 990x from your friend. Ivy bridge will be released on 1155, so you have more upgrade options. Intel isn't making any more processors for 1366.
    
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post #9 of 16
This shows the 990x is not as good for games as the 2600k unless you OC it to 4.4GHz or around that.
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post #10 of 16
990x = much larger epeen

also probably have higher resale value down the road
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