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Upgrade to 6850k from 6800k?

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I currently have a 6800k running @ 4.3. I also have a brand new in box 6850k. I want to use one and sell one. Which would be better long term? Does it matter? Is there anything other than the more PCI lanes on the 6850k that should make me "upgrade."

What are your thoughts?

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Currently running 2x 980ti's, but i've been debating on running a single 1080 ti instead (SLI is a headache at best).
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Yes. I will be OC'ing whichever one stays.
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Doesn't matter. If you're up for a swap, obviously keep the 6850k for e-peen, if you're not then sell it.
 
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I only went with a 6850K for the PCI-E lanes. From what I've seen, besides PCI-E lanes, they will perform the same. I only went with the 6850K because it was on sale for $450. Don't expect a higher OC with the 6850K.
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I only went with a 6850K for the PCI-E lanes. From what I've seen, besides PCI-E lanes, they will perform the same. I only went with the 6850K because it was on sale for $450. Don't expect a higher OC with the 6850K.

This pretty much only reason to keep the 6850 is for SLI and other PCI-E lane usage. If you don't need the extra PCI-E lanes I wouldn't waste your time
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