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I don't think I'll ever use VT-d as I don't do visualization. Is it worth waiting for the C2 stepping or should I just buy now?
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What are you planning on using this for? It's pretty overkill for most day to day tasks... Are you doing video rendering or something?

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Gaming and work. I want to get a 6-core CPU as I won't be upgrading for at least 4 years.
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Even in 4 years I doubt most games will utilise 4 cores let alone 6, I can't see the future but this is pretty overkill either way. And no computer will future proof so spending this sort of cash now is kind of a waste.

You'd be better off with an i5 2500k with a good GPU and then save a certain amount for a new GPU in 2 years time.

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I'll be upgrading to the GTX 680 when it is released and I thus I also want PCIe 3.0 now. I don't want to wait for Ivy Bridge as it is too far and Sandy Bridge-E is the only choice.

Secondly, don't quite a few games already support 4-cores?
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post #6 of 9
Personally i'd say no on the waiting for C2 Stepping, unless it's a feature you absolutely need your not going to miss it or even care about it.
 
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post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by Sprkd1 View Post

I'll be upgrading to the GTX 680 when it is released and I thus I also want PCIe 3.0 now. I don't want to wait for Ivy Bridge as it is too far and Sandy Bridge-E is the only choice.
Secondly, don't quite a few games already support 4-cores?

Not as many as you'd think purely because most of the Graphical processing is pushed off to the GPU. This is the main reason why the older Q6000 series are still very good for gaming. Those are what? 5 years old now?

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post #8 of 9
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Well, there are games that the 3930K destroys the 2600K. For example: http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1316/pg15/intel-sandy-bridge-extreme-and-x79-chipset-launch-core-i7-3960x-processor-review-modern-warfare-3.html

EDIT: Sorry, it's the 3960X in the benchmark above but the 3930K is close enough.
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post #9 of 9
Hmmm

That's one game that it benefits from, but that could be due to the higher core speed and turbo on it. I'm not 100% sure though tbh.

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