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I have a chance to buy a 990X and Big Bang XPower for $650 is that a good deal?
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Originally Posted by PCBuilder94 View Post

I have a chance to buy a 990X and Big Bang XPower for $650 is that a good deal?
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I will say yes to both

Yes its still a powerfull platform

Yes the price seems good
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1366 is still a heavy player, I would go for it.
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$650 is too much for that combo. Is this used? Should be $500 max, maybe a tad less.

The set up itself is more than fine for what you'd like to do with it. Very relevant and powerful by todays standards.
    
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$650 is too much for that combo. Is this used? Should be $500 max, maybe a tad less.

The set up itself is more than fine for what you'd like to do with it. Very relevant and powerful by todays standards.
its used and he only oc it to 4.2ghz because of cooling ill be putting it under water though... I can get the chip for $490 if there is a better mobo for it....
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$490?

Go 3930k used then.

a 990x should be priced at about $350 now a days.
    
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setup is still good but seems high you could get a 3770k and board cheaper and its as fast if not faster once you overclock it now if yo do anything that uses all 12cores the 990x should outperform the 3770k by alot.
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2012/04/23/intel-core-i7-3770k-review/7
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