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Originally Posted by kariverson View Post

There is no way I can find a haswell CPU for my budget. I really like to hunt extremely good deals I just have a thing. Plus I usually like to have the top end of an older gen of something that the bottom to mid end of a newer gen.

There is no bottom end x99 cpus.

A quick search shows that a 3970x goes for ~$300 normaly. And the cheapest one currently listed on fleebay is $375 for a used CPU.

A 5820k is faster in every way and is currently $370 for a new one from amazon.

x79 motherboards will be more expensive, harder to find, and have no warranty.

I went through this same decision last year. Older cpus/mobo have held there value more than normal since 2nd gen icore.