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post #11 of 25
Im not saying get the 8120, im saying it aint that bad and if i were you id be on my computer right now buying whatever of those deals is still there cause all those deals are frickin awsome.
 
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If there were microcenters in canada... Id get both.
 
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post #13 of 25
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If there were microcenters in canada... Id get both.

hahah I wish I could get both. I am just too cheap lol. Only reason I can consider doing this upgrade is because I purchased a whole i7 920 system for $250 about 2 years ago and have now sold the CPU and Mobo on eBay for a very high price which allows me to upgrade. I don't need a quad core system but even after the upgrade I will have made about $150 profit from selling the CPU and mobo.
    
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post #14 of 25
If you buy either you can probabley resell for higher. Anyway i think youll be happy either way, both r great chips (thou i wish bd was better)
 
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post #15 of 25
2500k wins in gaming and rendering, get it instead.
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post #16 of 25
I do get the whole cheapskate thing, look at my rig. Im of the thinking if you get something good enough for cheap why pay more? Plus we all dont have $10000 to spend on a sandybridge-e rig (did you see the guy here who won the lottory?)
 
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Hahah I just love technology and like to upgrade when the cost of doing so is none lol. If I can sell something and recoup the costs of upgrading 100% then why not right? Right now I am just trying to figure out the best bang for buck upgrade. Or atleast replacement. I remember reading benchmarks about sandy bridge and just drooling. And sometimes it's not just to upgrade but to get something different. The Core i7 920 I had for 2 years and I felt like it was getting boring. Plus the heat factor was a big issue to me as well because during those 2 years I lived in a small apartment and my room would get pretty hot and very uncomfortable. So yes I am leaning towards the 2500k for efficiency because you also have to pay for AC to cool the house down too, but the cheaper prices for the 1045T and FX8120 seems like a good alternative. The 1045T is a hexacore which is pretty cool and the FX8120 is an octacore which is even cooler lol (I know I know not really an octacore but still).
    
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You seem to be aiming higher, but the two best bang-for-buck deals out there are the 3870k and 960T. See if you can find any deals on the 960t and mobo.
 
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Do you use linux or windows?
 
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