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I sold my 2500k, and spent the money on a i7 860.

Poll Results: Am I crazy?

 
  • 39% (41)
    Yes
  • 60% (62)
    No
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post #1 of 58
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Am I crazy? I found a listing on ebay for a i7 860 / Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3 / 4gb Corsair DDR3 / random Ati FireGL card, it was under $200, so I was intrigued. I put in a max bid of $215 in the last minute, and won for $213.50, which makes me think they had some type of bot, but I'm not sure.

I know it's a bit older now, but I am looking forward to putting it under h20 and doing some good old fashioned Lynnfield OC'ing. I was bored with my 2500k, and this should hold me over until Ivy Bridge. I was considering getting a Bulldozer bundle at Microcenter for something to play with, but if I was going to have a CPU drawing like 300w, I figured I'd rather have the i7.
post #2 of 58
If you still have your original 1155 hardware, then I don't see what the problem is.

You basically got a complete system from selling a 2500K.
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post #3 of 58
bah..You're not crazy ..Sandy Bridge is boring.See what i'm on? :lachen.gif: Next thing I'm looking at is Clarkdale wink.gif
You're not alone in feeling that way..there are others, too. grouphug.gif
Edit: Now you can try a diff chip in your 1155 mobo ph34r-smiley.gif
 
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post #4 of 58
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by That Guy View Post

If you still have your original 1155 hardware, then I don't see what the problem is.
You basically got a complete system from selling a 2500K.

I do still have my original p55 board, and I won another with it, so I'll have 2 complete systems still.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post

bah..You're not crazy ..Sandy Bridge is boring.See what i'm on? :lachen.gif: Next thing I'm looking at is Clarkdale wink.gif
You're not alone in feeling that way..there are others, too. grouphug.gif

I've actually got my i3 530 leak testing right now, getting ready to fire it up tonight, and do some OC'ing this weekend.
post #5 of 58
:thumb.gif I wonder how many people will vote yes..ph34r-smiley.gif
 
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post #6 of 58
Get a scratch ticket and hope for the money to get a Sandybridge-E!!!

On another note, if you guys LOVE overclocking and water cooling, my SBE is lacking in that department, I can't even hit 5.0 because of how hot it is, or how terrible I am at overclocking redface.gif

Maybe I should get a scratch ticket for a custom loop...
 
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post #7 of 58
wow that is an amazing deal I'd spend that much on the 860 alone
    
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post #8 of 58
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rubicsphere View Post

wow that is an amazing deal I'd spend that much on the 860 alone

That's what I was thinking, I couldn't pass it up, when I put my bid in it was at $170, and I was like, man I can't let that go for that cheap. I had been considering going over to the Microcenter in VA because they still have 1 870 left, but after tax it'd be like $245, then I found that deal.
post #9 of 58
Wow... Nice find! I vote crazy, but I see why you did it. wink.gif
 
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post #10 of 58
I'm on Ebay right now, looking for amazing deals...
 
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