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Yea the 3930K is pretty decent value for an ultra highend chip.

Now the only question is how much are the mobo's going to go for?

I would say entry level boards around $150 and higher end boards pushing $400+?

Good thing I prepared for my wallet to be raped by saving for the last 6 months so I can afford it. But god damn enthusiast hardware is expensive xD
I think entry level boards will start over 200 dollars with the UD7 and Rampage IV being 399.99
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That is crazy..!!

But it will surely beyond my reach..
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I think entry level boards will start over 200 dollars with the UD7 and Rampage IV being 399.99
I could see the R4E and UD9 pushing $500 possibly even $600

But its worth it if you are running tri/quad SLI setups and enjoy benching your hardware (like me).

Sometimes I wish I had a cheaper hobby though
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3930K here I come! Bulldozer made that decision easier now.
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I'm thinking of being stupid and buying the $999 3960X over the ~$580 3930K. Will there be that much of a difference in overclocking potential and performance?

I wanna buy the 3960X but the rumoured 8-core 3980X is probably coming out in Q2 or 3 of 2012 making it look like a terrible decision.


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Those mem numbers are insane. I'm pretty sure we aren't even coming close to using our current mem bandwith anyway, still excited about a new gen of chips.

Its funny how new platforms gets everyone , including myself , excited. Most of you prob are to young to remember, but i can remember going from a 386 to a 486 DX 25mhz. lol My friends and I were talking how sick the new 486 DX was because it had a math coprocessor. Then having to run memmaker in dos to squeeze out enough extended memory to run games . lol. Reading articles about Cyrix, AMD, and intel chips. and how MAC users Risc processors being so much more faster.

Those of you who grew up gaming back then will all know exactly what im talking about. Its insane how far the cpu's have come.
lol. I remember having a 386 33MHZ with 4MB of RAM and I had to manually add some memory related code in autoexec.bat in order to run Aladdin
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This next build could get mighty expensive... So many options O_O
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I could see the R4E and UD9 pushing $500 possibly even $600

But its worth it if you are running tri/quad SLI setups and enjoy benching your hardware (like me).

Sometimes I wish I had a cheaper hobby though
I'm going with a cheap ASRock X79 board. Hopefully under 300 dollars.
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I'm going with a cheap ASRock X79 board. Hopefully under 300 dollars.
Yeah me too probably, I'm hoping to keep mobo + 3930K under 900€ if that's possible anyways.
 
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lol. I remember having a 386 33MHZ with 4MB of RAM and I had to manually add some memory related code in autoexec.bat in order to run Aladdin
386SX 16, then 486DX2 50.


I remember having to learn to make bootdisks to play a lot of the Origin systems games.... Privateer, Strike Commander
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What does Intel normally do to the price of their current Extreme processor after a new one replaces it?
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