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Should I buy 3970x ?

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  • 21% (3)
    I7 3970x
  • 57% (8)
    Stick with my 3770K at 4.7
  • 21% (3)
    Wait to see what Haswell will offer
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post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
I've been offered a brand new sealed 3970x for 750$. Do you guys think I should buy?
This would be in my budget.

My current rig is detailed below:

i7 3770k @ 4.7
ASUS z68 deluxe gen3
2x EVGA gtx titan sc
Gskill 16gb 2133
Corsair 1050 HX
CM storm trooper case
Noctua D14 cpu cooler

I use my computer mostly for gaming (C3, FC3, Tomb raider, Hitman absolution, etc.) and benching (just started this new hobby)
I also do a bit of cad and video encoding.

Also if I buy this 3970x I will most likely try to get a Swiftech H220 when it becomes available.

Thanks for any input.
  
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post #2 of 17
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Originally Posted by marc0053 View Post

I've been offered a brand new sealed 3970x for 750$. Do you guys think I should buy?
This would be in my budget.

My current rig is detailed below:

i7 3770k @ 4.7
ASUS z68 deluxe gen3
2x EVGA gtx titan sc
Gskill 16gb 2133
Corsair 1050 HX
CM storm trooper case
Noctua D14 cpu cooler

I use my computer mostly for gaming (C3, FC3, Tomb raider, Hitman absolution, etc.) and benching (just started this new hobby)
I also do a bit of cad and video encoding.

Also if I buy this 3970x I will most likely try to get a Swiftech H220 when it becomes available.

Thanks for any input.

 

 

At that price i'd get it.

post #3 of 17
what mobo are you looking at upgrading to?
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post #4 of 17
Buy a 3930K for 499 instead
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post #5 of 17
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Not sure about the mobo yet but i'd like the best board for overclocking and that fits my 2x gtx titan and asus xonar essence st (pci slot).

The cheapest 3930k I can get is about 500$ here in Canada
Edited by marc0053 - 5/30/13 at 7:18am
  
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Not sure about the mobo yet but i'd like the best board for overclocking and that fits my 2x gtx titan and asus xonar essence st (pci slot).

The cheapest 3930k I can get is about 500$ here in Canada


If you work for any store that sell computers you can also get a 3930k for 150$ from the intel edge program. thumb.gif

post #7 of 17
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The cheapest 3930k I can get is about 500$ here in Canada

If you want to go X79 I would go with the 3930k because it is cheaper than the 3970X that you can buy. A 3930k and 3970X are essentially the same exact chip, especially if you are going to overclock them. The few MB of cache isn't really going to make much of a difference.
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Not sure about the mobo yet but i'd like the best board for overclocking and that fits my 2x gtx titan and asus xonar essence st (pci slot).

The cheapest 3930k I can get is about 500$ here in Canada

Then grab the 3930K. They will perform almost exactly the same.
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post #9 of 17
Buy a 3930K at $500 instead. Use the rest $250 to buy a good motherboard for it and be done with it.
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post #10 of 17
For "mostly gaming" your 3770k is plenty, especially with that overclock. Games would hardly benefit from the upgrade.
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