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I would understand buying a 4100 INSTEAD of a 2500k, to save some money(which is still a dumb thing to do though since the 2500k has a better performance/price ratio). But selling a 2500k for a USED price, for a 4100 for some extra money is insanity. The performance difference between the two chips is overwhelming. The 4100 would be a decent chip if it came out 5 years ago.
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2500K to 4100 to save money is like going from a ferrari to a honda fit just to get a few bucks.
The $$ you'd get from selling the Ferrari would be quite substantial, and might compensate for the pain of having to downgrade to a Honda Fit. This guy might profit 40-50 bucks max from selling his i5, and if he needs 45 bucks that badly there are better ways to make it.
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Ok im going to say this one more time.. he said he games.. ok.. now this means hes gaming at probably 1080p.. Who games at 640x480 res? Now if he had a 6990 for instance, then yes the 2500k would be the better investment. This is the real world, deal with it.
    
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Ok im going to say this one more time.. he said he games.. ok.. now this means hes gaming at probably 1080p.. Who games at 640x480 res? Now if he had a 6990 for instance, then yes the 2500k would be the better investment. This is the real world, deal with it.
poly, not all games are GPU limited at 1080p. some games are still very CPU dependent, such as Starcraft 2 and F1, and in such cases, where the CPU does matter, the FX-8 performs like the last gen. it's even worse than my old i7 920. =/ sad, but true. and believe me, i wish it wasn't true, as i wanted to buy one of these chips and support AMD.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...x,3043-19.html

if all he is playing is AvP, then he could buy an Athlon II x3 and be proud. =)
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Donate Plasma=$250.00, problem solved.
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lol computer blood money...
    
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post #117 of 135
Mental. I think if you were going to go 2500k to bulldozer you should get a 8120 (can't remember the name. less expensive 8 core)

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Donate Plasma=$250.00, problem solved.
Wait, you get paid for that?
post #118 of 135
Ludicrous. How much money would you actually be saving if you downgraded? I can't see it being a lot.
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Ludicrous speed!
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NetBurst is snappier than an fx4100 NetBurst Powahh!
 
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