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I am looking at buying a used i7 930 for $80.00 and wondering how much better it’s modern counter part performs in comparison.

Will it be slower by a large margin?
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do you have the rest of the parts on hand? 1366 mobo + triple ram kit

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$80 is too much unless your paying for piece of mind and know the seller and that the chip wasn't abused they sell for around $60 on eBay auctions.

And the rest of the parts can be pricey.
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Originally Posted by DF is BUSY View Post

do you have the rest of the parts on hand? 1366 mobo + triple ram kit
I don't see why you specified triple channel, you don't need it for 1366.

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Originally Posted by LMP View Post

I am looking at buying a used i7 930 for $80.00 and wondering how much better it’s modern counter part performs in comparison.

Will it be slower by a large margin?

Only get it if you have a 1366 Motherboard on hand.
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Be careful what chip you get!

The i7-930 is a beast! It rocks! I have mine at 4.4 GHZ and am upgrading and putting mine up too. Check my benchmarks n my sig and when you get that chip O/C it to 4gh ASAP
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I7 930 is about 3570K speeds in multithreaded applications. Good chip, but power hungry and the legacy platform is kind of an issue.
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Just got a xeon to replace my 930 about the same price
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Xeons should clock somewhat better as they are binned higher.

 

Which unit did you buy?

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just wiped it down with Vodka. Why Vodka had no alcohol 8-)
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First few tests Test on I7-930 (Click to show)
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First test run through next text with Xeon
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Whoa, X5660 is comparable to an i7 980X. You can easily OC it to stock - mildly OC'ed 3930K speeds. Congrats thumb.gif
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Intel Xeon E5-4650 Intel Xeon E5-4650 Asus Z9PE-D8 WS GeForce GTX 780 Ti 
RAMRAMHard DriveHard Drive
4 x 4GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 4 x 4GB Corsair Dominator Platinum Samsung Spinpoint F3 2TB Sandisk Ultra 64GB 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
mushkin Triactor 240GB EK Supremacy Nickel/Plexi EK Supremacy Nickel/Plexi TFC XChanger 360 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Koolance RP452X2 Swiftech MCP-655 Corsair SP120 "QE" Windows 10 Enterprise x64 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
openSUSE Leap 42.1 x64 Dell U2412M Dell U2412M Acer P241W-d 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky 1008 w/ Cherry MX Blue Coolermaster Silent Pro M2 1.5kW Silverstone Raven RV01B-W Microsoft Sidewinder X5 
AudioAudioAudioOther
Asus Xonar DX Beyerdynamic DT 880 Premium AudioEngine A2 (2.0) Wacom Intuos Pen & Touch 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 2600K @5.2  MSI MPower Z77 GeForce GTX 470 Corsair Vengeance 2000MHz C10 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung Spinpoint F1 XSPC Raystorm EK Spin Bay Res Clear mcp-350 (ddc1) 
CoolingCoolingOSOS
XSPC EX120 XSPC EX240 openSUSE 12.3 x64 elementaryOS 0.3 (Freya) x64 
PowerCase
Corsair TX750 750W Lian Li A05NB 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel C2Q Q9550 Asus P5G41C-M LX GeForce GTX 470 Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Seagate LP 500GB Crucial M4 128GB WD Red 2TB WD Red 4TB 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Scythe Big Shuriken w/ Silverstone Suscool 121 Windows 10 Home x64 Sony Bravia KDL-37EX500 Antec TP650 New 
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Lian Li V351B Silverstone Suscool 121 120mm case fans 
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