Originally Posted by srsparky32
Originally Posted by Scorpion49
Thats not really the point, people continued to recommend the 920 when the hex-core gulftowns came out anyways. You clearly hate this CPU, did it kick your dog or something? With the price of X79 boards having gone way down, you can get the 3820 and a decent board for less than a 3770k and a board with matching features. Obviously I don't recommend it to everyone when most people don't want or need 40 PCI-E lanes for anything in particular, but it does have its place.
yeah because the gulftowns came too late to the table. if all you wanted to do was game, then its silly to buy a 1,000 dollar 6c 12t cpu. but when you have a 6c 12t cpu sitting at about 550 dollars retail (the 3930K) then why spend 300 dollars on a lesser CPU? if you are at all planning a x79 build, then im sure you can shell out the extra 250 for a vastly better CPU
Not necessarily, you should really stop making assumptions like that.
I went for a RIVE for my 3820 as I made the mistake before on getting a lower end board, I wanted a high end board so when I wanted to I could pick up a 3930K or a IB-E CPU.
We're not arguing that the 3820 is on par with the 3930K, there's a reason the 3930K is so much more, but frankly not everyone needs 6 cores, some people might just want to get a gaming rig that has better support for 3+ graphics cards and not spend extra money on a 3930K that won't really offer a significant boost in gaming.
If you don't think the 3820 is worth the money, then that's great for you, but berating other people's choice of CPU is stupid, I could just equally argue why did you bother getting a measly 3930K when you could just fork out the extra few hundred dollars for a 3960X.