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Poll Results: $200 for 2600k + $160 for motherboard?

 
  • 78% (11)
    wait and pay more for the intel
  • 21% (3)
    go get your free amd board and be done with it.
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post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
ok guys, here's the deal:

this guy i'm trying to buy a 2600k for 200 bucks from is seriously flakey. it's going to take me 5 hours round trip to get up to him. it is however my preference. we all know this chip kicks ass.


on the other hand, microcenter is giving away the asus M5A97, GA-970A-UD3 or the asrock 970 Extreme4 FREE with a 8120 black edition. i could get this over with today instead of having to wait to have another wad of cash to throw at a motherboard next week. i love video games and i have a 570gtx and 260 for physx. what's a brother to do? should i wait and spend more on the intel parts?
post #2 of 18
Or you could buy a 2600k from Micro Center. They are pretty cheap there and they tend to give discounts on Mobos with chip purchases.
post #3 of 18
Thread Starter 
right but i have $200 today. no more, no less.
post #4 of 18
The 2600k is leaps and bounds faster. I don't see the point of taking a slower system that uses much more power just because you get a free board. Isn't the 5 hour round trip going to cost you money to complete? Take that money and get a 2600k combo at microcenter?
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post #5 of 18
Get what you want id get the 2500k and motherboard deal from micro center its about 100 bucks cheaper than the 2600k.
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post #6 of 18
That 2600 is on a mobo or just it ? So you gonna stare at your 2600 unless you buy a board ?

It's either you're gonna curse yourself for not enduring the road or not biggrin.gif Asrock 970 Extreme4 is a good mobo btw.
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post #7 of 18
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the journey is going to cost about 20 bucks on a train, and comes with no mobo. i have thought about the 2500k bundle from microcenter if this deal falls through, but not for at least another week. the thing is, i felt i couldn't pass up a 2600k for $200 becaus it's likely i wouldn't have to mess with it for another 5 years.

if i did the amd thing, it would be cheap, convenient and i wouldn't have to wait. i know it's not as nice, but tbh i have no idea where amd are at the moment. not kept up with them since about 2002 biggrin.gif
post #8 of 18
i would get what you want and wait. you said yourself, the guy is kinda flaky, you sure you're going to get a $200 2600k? i wouldnt hop on a 5 hr train on a flakey deal. also, for $20 why not do an online transaction and ship it. shouldnt cost more than $10 with ins and confirmation.
     
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post #9 of 18
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the 2600k is real, he just hasn't been able to keep a couple of appointments. no worries, i haven't actually traveled on either occasion. but now i haven't heard back at all today and if i'm going up i'll need to leave in the next hour. getting emotionally taxing rolleyes.gif
post #10 of 18
Thread Starter 
as a side question, anyone know if that samsung ultra low voltage ram supports xmp?
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