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post #1 of 12
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Do you guys think its worth it to upgrade to this processor and mobo next month? I don't have SATA 6gb/s on this one and I am only limited to just 2 cards in sli/xfire. I also plan to sell my 460s and get a 6990 or a 590 with this setup. What do you think?
post #2 of 12
Depends on what you plan to do with your computer. Just gaming? Not at all. Video editing and such? Yes
post #3 of 12
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Gaming, folding, and some high res gaming in the near future.
post #4 of 12
You dont need to upgrade.... Lynnfield is pretty darn good.

But if you want to OC to 5ghz range and have more than 2 GPU's, go ahead you'll have a lot of fun.
post #5 of 12
gaming - I reckon no.
folding - most likely, yes.

But your current rig is still awesome for folding, so unless the 3930K is extremely cheap I wouldn't bother.
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post #6 of 12
Right from the LGA 2011 Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGA_2011

Core i7 Extreme 3980X $????

Core i7 Extreme 3960X $999

Core i7 3930K $583

Core i7 3820 $294

I know im watching the i7 3930K for my next upgrade
post #7 of 12
Is your i5 750 not enough?
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post #8 of 12
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It's enough for now but I've bit the bug since I've been on this forum Also my brother would like my mobo and cpu for his computer as an upgrade as well as the gfx cards.
post #9 of 12
for folding and all YES!!! for gaming No but who cares? It's your money if you are happy with what you purchase I'd say it's worth it. Plus I'm aiming at a 3930K as well
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post #10 of 12
And by keeping the current hardware, buy only a 3930K + mb + memory will probably cost ~ $1200 (a rough guess :s).

It's not a bad upgrade, considering the power of these babies (especially from the rig i have)
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