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is this cpu good anymore?
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is this cpu good anymore?

Certainly is! 8)

They can be picked up very cheap now (last one I bought only cost 82 UKP), but the trickier issue is finding a good X79 mbd, they have gone up in value a lot in the last 2 years.

As to whether you should try though, well that depends on to what degree you don't mind not having the latest tech such as bootable M.2 PCIe (can still be used for data), but at least for me one couldn't argue with the pricing. I pondered a new Skylake 6700K build early last year (CPU alone was 350 UKP), instead went for a used X79 setup, won a 4960X for just over 200 UKP, and an ASUS P9X79-E WS for about the same, much better value.

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is this cpu good anymore?
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Certainly is! 8)

They can be picked up very cheap now (last one I bought only cost 82 UKP), but the trickier issue is finding a good X79 mbd, they have gone up in value a lot in the last 2 years.

As to whether you should try though, well that depends on to what degree you don't mind not having the latest tech such as bootable M.2 PCIe (can still be used for data), but at least for me one couldn't argue with the pricing. I pondered a new Skylake 6700K build early last year (CPU alone was 350 UKP), instead went for a used X79 setup, won a 4960X for just over 200 UKP, and an ASUS P9X79-E WS for about the same, much better value.

Ian.

Definitely still good for a 5 year old skt / chipset .

I have a mint RIVE in its box ......... biggrin.gif
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well guys ty for the answers,. i got mine for 100 $ and i could cranked it up to 4.6ghz easy.. so why x79 motheboards went up ?
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I have a mint RIVE in its box ......... biggrin.gif

Sweet!! 8)

My current main gaming PC is a 5GHz 2700K with a 980 (1920x1200 IPS), but I want to move up to a 1080 Ti with an UHD screen. Two years ago I built a 3930K on a RIVE (refurb from ASUS for 113 UKP), currently also fitted with a 980, originally to drive my main 48" TV, but figure I may aswell swap them round, have the X79 driving the UHD, makes more sense (it's running at 4.8 atm, 16GB/2400 RAM, 850 Pro, etc.) Since I won't be using SLI at all, I want to put an SM961 in the other main slot so it'll run at a good speed, it'll hold the game data.

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well guys ty for the answers,. i got mine for 100 $ and i could cranked it up to 4.6ghz easy.. so why x79 motheboards went up ?

$100 is excellent! Hard to say about X79s, I'm not sure... certainly two years ago there was a decent supply of them and they didn't sell for that much, eg. I bought two RIVEs for 113 UKP each BIN (re the above setup, while the other has a 4820K for benching), an X79 Deluxe for 75 UKP (gaming PC for my brother, with a used 3970X), two P9X79-E WS boards (4960X and 3930K), several non-E versions (all 3930K), and way back a Gigabyte UD3. So maybe it's just a question of supply (very few around now, at least in the UK anyway), though it could be due to higher demand; if the latter, grud knows where the demand is coming from, perhaps people who could never afford the previous high-end when it was new, still can't afford the new high-end either, so the previous high-end at a much lower could be very atractive, bit like what I did two years ago and again more recently (the 4960X setup for HD editing, CPU + mbd was only just over 400 UKP).

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Scored what it looks like a new-open box ASUS X79 Sabertooth for $150, will be putting an old 3930k for cheap $70-$80 from my buddy. Was gonna be a really cheap upgrade but now I found my Antec 920 Kuhler doesn't have a 2011 bracket and I'll have to buy a new cpu cooler frown.gif

Will be staying in the Sandy Bridge family 2600k -> 3930k tongue.gif
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If you're in the UK, I have a big Phanteks I don't need (several actually, two completely new), though these days I use AIOs.

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If you're in the UK, I have a big Phanteks I don't need (several actually, two completely new), though these days I use AIOs.

Ian.

Would have been awesome if you were local thanks for the offer I guess I'll get a Corsair h100i v2.

Sad cause my Antec 920 is still running like a champ after 5+ years keeping cool my 2600k at a 4.8GHz OC.
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No prob! biggrin.gif Yeah, my 2700K at 5.0 is happy with an H80 after a lot of use. You're better off with an AIO though for sure. Only thing I don't like about Corsair's AIOs is many of the fans are too loud, but I just replace them with NDS PWM.

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No prob! biggrin.gif Yeah, my 2700K at 5.0 is happy with an H80 after a lot of use. You're better off with an AIO though for sure. Only thing I don't like about Corsair's AIOs is many of the fans are too loud, but I just replace them with NDS PWM.

Ian.

I will be moving the Gentle Typhoon's AP-15's I have in my Antec 920. These things are a beast always run full speed but are very quiet.
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