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post #11 of 21
+1 keep the awesome 980x for the time being and see what Haswell produces.
post #12 of 21
Keep the i7 980X since it is more powerful.
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Well I'd keep the 980X in any case, it's still much more valuable than the 2500K, and has a lot more performance when doing something that can load all the threads.

Gaming only the 2500K will narrowly beat it when single core performance is needed but if you're also streaming some gaming then I'd go with the 980X for gaming as well.
 
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post #14 of 21
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Thank you guys. Really appreciate the valuable advice so far.

Right now more is on the 980X and yes a part of me do feel like keeping the 980X because of how much I had already spent on it.

Will I actually notice any difference the moment I go back to the 980X from my 2500k ?
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post #15 of 21
980X for sure.
post #16 of 21
Definitely the 980x because it's a lot more powerful and is a lot more valuable. The x58 platform is still powerful. It'll be a while till you need an upgrade and then you can just get the 2011 platform.
post #17 of 21
If your "getting rid" of one of them. i assume you will be selling it. In that case, I would suggest selling whichever system you can get the most money for. My gut tells me that with the right wording and links and such, a few weeks on craigslist will turn up a buyer for the 980X machine at a price point that is far higher than you would ever get for the 2500K machine. The 980X is, was, and still is, a freaking $1000 CPU. I'm sure there's someone uninformed enough out there to fall for it. (you are living proof! Sorry!).
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post #18 of 21
sell the 990x for about $450
the Rampage III Extreme about $200
you should be able to net atleast $650 for that combo and with the rest of the parts keep it and spend a bit more and get a 3930k w/ a decent 2011 mobo

then sell of the i5 rig afterwards and keep the extra you will profit by wink.gif
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post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by AlPh4Kil1 View Post

Definitely the 980x because it's a lot more powerful and is a lot more valuable. The x58 platform is still powerful. It'll be a while till you need an upgrade and then you can just get the 2011 platform.
I agree

If you're looking for encoding, you may be able to make yourself an i3 system and use lucidvirtu mvp for the encoding. Don't freak out I too am sporting an x58 and don't know anything about lucid virtu, beyond it's video encoding software. Might be worth looking into.
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post #20 of 21
Thread Starter 
I will keep the 980x, thank you for the lovely advice.

I just bought another monkeysink for sure, 3970X with Rampage IV extreme and 16 GB Cosair Dominator Platinum Kit .

I will sell the 2500K, I am not trying to net back as much money as I have spent on either of it, more or less wanting to keep something that is valuable and worth the space for.
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