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Extreme worth it?

Poll Results: To go Extreme or not to go Extreme

Poll expired: Sep 20, 2013  
  • 50% (3)
    DO IT
  • 50% (3)
    DON'T DO IT
6 Total Votes  
post #1 of 10
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So someone locally is selling an Intel I7-965 Extreme Edition. My question is this:

Would it be a clock for clock sidegrade. It's obviously only a couple of steps up from my 950, but would it not offer any benefits what so ever?
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post #2 of 10
If it's cheap do it smile.gif
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post #3 of 10
It could be better binned..
 
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post #4 of 10
I would save for a newer platform, they perform nearly identical to each other and there would be no noticeable difference, http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/45?vs=100
post #5 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DoctorNick View Post

If it's cheap do it smile.gif

I would say it's cheap, relative to what I figure I could get for my 950.
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post #6 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaFirnz View Post

I would say it's cheap, relative to what I figure I could get for my 950.
I would get the extreme in that case
post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by marc0053 View Post

I would get the extreme in that case

I've still got about 45 mins to try and snipe it before everyone wakes up.
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post #8 of 10
How much is it? If more that $135 ..I wouldn't...

seriously.

I had an extreme chip..with unlocked multi;and my cheapy locked chip outclocked it easily.

ofc it was 775 not 1366 but..jus sayin..

that 965 could be better silicon..ya never know

980X's go for $300 now..maybe less..
 
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post #9 of 10
i really dont think its worth buying since your 950 and the 965 are both quad cores, if it was a 980 or something with 6 cores then it might be worth considering. rolleyes.gif
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post #10 of 10
only worth changing with a 980x used or i7 3770k used
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