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as I always say, it's better to overkill than to underkill, at least when you overkill you are prepared for what the future has in store. biggrin.gif
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Well, I'm running CF 290Xs on a 3820, and I have no issues with performance. While I do want to get a 4930K, for the games I play, and the games that only support 1 or 2 cores (majority of the games out there), it really isn't necessary.

It might be just me, but ever since SB, there really hasn't been a need to get a new CPU since they all basically perform the same, especially when you have a graphics setup that can push over 100fps in most of the games out there.

I guess you can say that the 3820 bottlenecks CF 290/Xs little enough to max every game out there tongue.gif
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as I always say, it's better to overkill than to underkill, at least when you overkill you are prepared for what the future has in store. biggrin.gif
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Well, I'm running CF 290Xs on a 3820, and I have no issues with performance. While I do want to get a 4930K, for the games I play, and the games that only support 1 or 2 cores (majority of the games out there), it really isn't necessary.

It might be just me, but ever since SB, there really hasn't been a need to get a new CPU since they all basically perform the same, especially when you have a graphics setup that can push over 100fps in most of the games out there.

I guess you can say that the 3820 bottlenecks CF 290/Xs little enough to max every game out there tongue.gif
Yeah, I would jump to a 4930k (as my motherboard supports it) But I really see no point, I will just wait until x99 comes out and see if the rumors of a "$600 8 core 5930k" are really true or not! rolleyes.gif
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