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Retailedge just kicked off their summer deal and they came out swinging. Wasn't too interested in it since I have been very happy with my 3570k OC'd to 4.8ghz but then a buddy told me I had to check it out. Went to the site and these prices are crazy (assuming because haswell is right around the corner). I will be buying one of the 2 no matter what tomorrow, but I can't decide if I should bite the bullet and go all out.

Basically the 3770k is cheap, like sub $100 cheap. The 3930k is even better, like sub $200 cheap. If I go the latter route I need to upgrade the mobo too. Do you guys think it is worth it to have to upgrade the mobo to 2011 and just pull the trigger on the 3930?
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for intel retail edge price of the 3930k i would do it even if you have to get a new mobo for me it would be hard to pass up even if it is overkill wink.gif
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for intel retail edge price of the 3930k i would do it even if you have to get a new mobo for me it would be hard to pass up even if it is overkill wink.gif
thats the thing, it is just such overkill. I have this rig mostly for gaming, then for school work. I am in Uni for EE/CE so I am sure some of my classes will take some advantage of this upgrade but idk if it will be substantial. Though I doubt I will be upgrading again for a while if I do this haha
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I would get the 3930k, flip it for 500 bucks, and just pocket the profit.
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for intel retail edge price of the 3930k i would do it even if you have to get a new mobo for me it would be hard to pass up even if it is overkill wink.gif
thats the thing, it is just such overkill. I have this rig mostly for gaming, then for school work. I am in Uni for EE/CE so I am sure some of my classes will take some advantage of this upgrade but idk if it will be substantial. Though I doubt I will be upgrading again for a while if I do this haha

yeah, now i look at your rig, i noticed your mobo, it is one awsom,e board that sniper 3 is. 3770k will do the trick for you and even tho haswel is set to drop still a 3770k will be no slouch for a few years yet. tough decision thinking.gif i wish i was eligable for the intel retail edage lol..

even tho if me, i would love to jump on a 3930k at that price, i guess needs and budget should be taken into account.
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yeah, now i look at your rig, i noticed your mobo, it is one awsom,e board that sniper 3 is. 3770k will do the trick for you and even tho haswel is set to drop still a 3770k will be no slouch for a few years yet. tough decision thinking.gif i wish i was eligable for the intel retail edage lol..

even tho if me, i would love to jump on a 3930k at that price, i guess needs and budget should be taken into account.

I think the decision's easy. Go for whatever chip yields him the highest profit from reselling it (which would be the 3930k).

I would not upgrade if I were him. What exactly is he getting out of upgrading? Extra threads he's not going to use? Or extra cores he's not going to use?
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I'd go for the 3930k

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yeah, now i look at your rig, i noticed your mobo, it is one awsom,e board that sniper 3 is. 3770k will do the trick for you and even tho haswel is set to drop still a 3770k will be no slouch for a few years yet. tough decision thinking.gif i wish i was eligable for the intel retail edage lol..

even tho if me, i would love to jump on a 3930k at that price, i guess needs and budget should be taken into account.
yeah I absolutely love this board, cost me a pretty penny and at the time I figured my next upgrade would be a ways off and only to the 3770k if I did it. 3770k is the smart move, and would save me a few bucks for when I buy a new GPU this fall (either Titan or titan LE if it looks good enough). Though the thought of having the dickwagging rights the 3930k brings is tempting... ugh damn these amazing deals draining my bank account lol.

If I go 3930k I wouldn't be buying a new board until later this summer, probably when I do the GPU upgrade too. So it would sit boxed until then... Can't afford the board as of yet, well I can but I am buying a bike this summer too and thats where my funds are going for no, so idk if that should affect my decision.
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yeah i wish i could afford braging rights biggrin.gif well by the sopunds i think go with the 3770k and save for a new GPU is pretty wise decision. assuming you are still eligable for the next intel retail edge, maybe see whats on offer then in the extreme CPU's biggrin.gif
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I would get the 3930k, flip it for 500 bucks, and just pocket the profit.

Get both, flip the 3930k and use the profit for the best MB you can get with the 3770k. Whoops, I see you've got a good board already.
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