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Ok guys, i need your advice here. I am building a new rig with GTX Titan SLI setup.

I chanced upon a seller who is selling off his Core i7 3960x (SR0KF C2 stepping) for USD700.00

Should i grab it? The condition of the chip is brand new, still sealed in box.
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Originally Posted by overclockerz View Post

Ok guys, i need your advice here. I am building a new rig with GTX Titan SLI setup.

I chanced upon a seller who is selling off his Core i7 3960x (SR0KF C2 stepping) for USD700.00

Should i grab it? The condition of the chip is brand new, still sealed in box.

If you trust the seller and have a X79 board, that's a good deal. The 3930K's are usually only 100USD less, but I am not sure what they cost in your country.
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If you trust the seller and have a X79 board, that's a good deal. The 3930K's are usually only 100USD less, but I am not sure what they cost in your country.

In my country Singapore, the hardware distributors rape us like school girls. Brutal.

Have a look at the price list here: http://www.fuwell.com.sg/uploads/misc/Fuwell230313.pdf

Asus Rampage 4 Extreme with Core i7 3970x cost USD1,556.00

Asus Rampage 4 Extreme alone cost USD514.00
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post #4 of 9
I would buy it. If you dont like it sell it and you can probably make money if you wanted. You are buying it at half the price of a new one
post #5 of 9
As someone who did sell a sealed 3970X (stuck with Z77 for better i/o capability), I can tell you selling them isn't easy. It's a very niche market, so you'd be unlikely to resell it yourself for a significant profit.
post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by overclockerz View Post

Ok guys, i need your advice here. I am building a new rig with GTX Titan SLI setup.

I chanced upon a seller who is selling off his Core i7 3960x (SR0KF C2 stepping) for USD700.00

Should i grab it? The condition of the chip is brand new, still sealed in box.

I'd still go with a 3930k. You can pick one up right now at newegg for 539.99 with promo code EMCXTVP33. Use the $160 you saved on a better video card or an SSD. Intel really needs to NOT disable the last 2 cores in the extreme edition chips to justify the extra cost.
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I'd still go with a 3930k. You can pick one up right now at newegg for 539.99 with promo code EMCXTVP33. Use the $160 you saved on a better video card or an SSD. Intel really needs to NOT disable the last 2 cores in the extreme edition chips to justify the extra cost.
does newegg ship to Singapore?
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Originally Posted by overclockerz View Post

In my country Singapore, the hardware distributors rape us like school girls. Brutal.

Have a look at the price list here: http://www.fuwell.com.sg/uploads/misc/Fuwell230313.pdf

Asus Rampage 4 Extreme with Core i7 3970x cost USD1,556.00

Asus Rampage 4 Extreme alone cost USD514.00

Hell yeah! Distros love to charge extra and rape us on top of that
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does newegg ship to Singapore?
I'm not sure but amazon does for a HUGE sum
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post #9 of 9
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Originally Posted by overclockerz View Post

Ok guys, i need your advice here. I am building a new rig with GTX Titan SLI setup.

I chanced upon a seller who is selling off his Core i7 3960x (SR0KF C2 stepping) for USD700.00

Should i grab it? The condition of the chip is brand new, still sealed in box.

If you can hold on for a while longer before starting the build, the new i7 4000 series will be launched in Q3, probably see the GTX 7XX series and possibly some new AMD cards by then as well. If you have to build the PC now that is a good price for a 3960x, and it is a monster of a CPU.

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