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Hey every one
I found a 4960x for $450 and my current cpu is i7 970
Im not sure if i should buy it or not?
I want to game 4k in near future and im not sure if i should get this or some thing else or wait for skylake?
I could get 5930k around 530 but i dont have ddr4 ram and i want to use my ddr3 ram
so if some one guid me here please
Its kind of urgent situation
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How soon is "in the future?". I personally wouldn't upgrade until you actually needed it. Prices always drop. A couple months vs next year could be totally different hardware or price ranges, ya know?
    
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4960x @ 450 is IMO a good deal, especially if you want to stick with the DDR3 you own now. PCI-E 3.0 will give your SLI titan's a little more breathing room and the platform handles SLI a bit better as well.

They will both perform very similar, and the 4960x has a higher clock and turbo clock so at stock they are pretty much identical in most applications.

But 4k performance of course is more on the gpu's and less on the platform, so the cpu swap won't do too much for you there.
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In term of performance how much % would i gain?
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So it means i shoukd wait?
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Should i go 4960x or wait?
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Dang at that price i would jump all over it... average price on ebay for that chip looks to be around double that still. If anything buy it and re-sell.

And you should see a pretty good improvement with it over an old x58 setup.

Looks like someone was on drugs or something when they sold this one for $100, factory sealed box....
http://www.ebay.com/itm/INTEL-I7-4960X-EXTREME-EDITION-LGA2011-PROCESSOR-BX80633174960X-/201350766002?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2ee170ddb2&nma=true&si=b1WExE86zFgeI1iifMtmPuRBBbU%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

But most others are $700+
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Im not sure if i should buy it or not?
Its kind of urgent situation
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So it means i shoukd wait?
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Should i go 4960x or wait?

Dang dude, certainly you're capable of making your own purchasing decision. Also, not sure how that is urgent other than you're really indecisive.

What mainboard are you pairing it with? Depending on the game and usage (like 4k gaming), the gain isn't personally enough to offset the cost, but that may differ from your perceived value or 'worth'.
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I would wait for skylake.. No point in upgrading to a dead socket. And @4k games are way more GPU bound anyway.
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