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Just curious if anyone is considering it besides the 3930K. The 3960X looks like a waste of money.
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I don't know, I'm currently using AMD but from what I have seen looks very good for performance and better than SB, if I can get enough money to skip SB and move to this I'd do, or maybe get SB and one of this too.
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Maybe, if it overclocks better than the 2600k/2700k, and if the motherboard prices are not insane
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i keep saying this, you will all regret buying sandybridge-e once ivy bridge comes out.
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i keep saying this, you will all regret buying sandybridge-e once ivy bridge comes out.

Maybe. Maybe not. Some people DO care about pressing CTRL-ALT-DEL and seeing their hyperthread hex-core (12 threads). So Ivy may not be what they want.
Personally, i agree with you. Ivy Bridge, with it's i7 TDP of 77watts will be a monter overclocker and really just an all round great archeitecture.

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AFAIK have IMC problems under sub-zero temps, but can boot at ~5GHz on air.
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i keep saying this, you will all regret buying sandybridge-e once ivy bridge comes out.

I don't see how it's necessarily a waste as they can still upgrade to Ivy Bridge-E come Q3? Ivy bridge is still slated around Q2 so not too far of a wait and they'll still be able to upgrade to a higher platform without losing much. AFAIK native integration of thunderbolt and USB 3.0 might be something to look out for.
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i keep saying this, you will all regret buying sandybridge-e once ivy bridge comes out.

I'm pretty sure people said we would regret buying 980 and 990X's before Sandybridge came out. Look how that turned out. The 990X is still king.

Intel wont let the 3960X be beaten by the i7 Ivy. They want to make money.
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I'll probably swap one of the computers here from a 2600k and over to a 3930K or 3960X.
Using it a lot for rendering and encoding so will love to get a couple of cores more.
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i keep saying this, you will all regret buying sandybridge-e once ivy bridge comes out.

Not if they have use for more than four cores.
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