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Thanks for the input so far! I DO want to future proof myself but at the same time, I know I will upgrade within a few years. There is throwing money at your builds and then there is throwing money away. I don't mind throwing money at the builds, but throwing it away is a bad bad thing. I am worried that is what I am doing with the 980x.

Ducky: I am one of those people who likes to USE their computer and not care about processes (ok well as long as I know what each of them are and I don't run bloatware). I do NOT use this for work other than basic stuff (VPN/RDP/Office/Network stuff/Citrix) so no heavy use (cpu) there. I DO on the other hand run an average of 110 processes (NOT under full load). IE: people say anything over 4GB of ram is currently a waste, well right now not under any heavy load I am USING 4GB of ram (4GB free - 8GB total in old build). This should give you an idea how resource heavy I can be. I believe in having a powerful computer so my whims and ways are fast and I don't have to worry about streamlining startup etc (ignoring of course the usual techie edits we all do)
Get the 930 then.
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I can't advise of either over the 920 if you just game. Sorry the 930 sucks. The 22x multiplier is total dog anus. Save yourself some cash and go 920.
this 920 overclocks easyer i would say.
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Get the 930 then.
That's kinda what I figured, sometimes you just need to hear it consistently. The opinions here sem to be either I will see little to no difference between the two (oc) in what I do, and/or still buy if it doesn't affect my lifestyle.

NCspecV81:

Now that I have my hands on both a 980 and 930,you are telling me to return both and get a 920! I was under the impression the 930's are AOK for hard oc'ing right in line with same gen's 920's?
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What I'm saying is if you decide on the 930 you might as well just return it for a 920. The 920's and 930's are equal opportunity with overclocking abilities other than the atrocious 22x multiplier on the 930. You'll end up dropping it to 21 or 19 anyways if you want a good overclock.

I would give the nudge to the 980 over the 930 given the fact the 980 at least has 2c/4t more than a 920. Whilst the 930 has no advantages what-so-ever over the 920.
Edited by NCspecV81 - 3/30/10 at 9:07am
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I can't advise of either over the 920 if you just game. Sorry the 930 sucks. The 22x multiplier is total dog anus. Save yourself some cash and go 920.
I agree!

I fell for the 930 hype and was sadly mistaken. 920 DO is the way to go here!
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What I'm saying is if you decide on the 930 you might as well just return it for a 920. The 920's and 930's are equal opportunity with overclocking abilities other than the atrocious 22x multiplier on the 930. You'll end up dropping it to 21 or 19 anyways if you want a good overclock.

I would give the nudge to the 980 over the 930 given the fact the 980 at least has 2c/4t more than a 920. Whilst the 930 has no advantages what-so-ever over the 920.
Ok Ok sticking with the ..

980!! This way maybe I will keep a system 3 yrs. / or + Also based on what your saying, I would be silly to stick with the 930 either way and I can only return one chip (or the other) not both. So no 920 here for that reason alone

Now if someone would kindly point me to the 980x Oc'ing thread, by this weekend I should have something to add!
Edited by d0rkb0y - 3/30/10 at 11:21am
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Lol why would you overclock your 1000$ cpu right away?
Atleast wait until this thing is obsolete, and you need to overclock it to keep up with new technology.
Even 3 years from now you could sell this thing for 500$ I'd say. Don't shorten it's life span!
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There is no such thing as future proofing. Keep whatever meets your needs and send back what isn't needed (aka the 980x) and have 1000$ back in your pocket to spend on video cards, water cooling and SSDs. That is the smart choice.
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Lol why would you overclock your 1000$ cpu right away?

Even 3 years from now you could sell this thing for 500$ I'd say. Don't shorten it's life span!
He would overclock that 980 right away because this is OCN and what we computer enthusiats do. I say sell the 980 and keep the 930. Then, OC that 930 and let it burn!
    
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Lol why would you overclock your 1000$ cpu right away?
Atleast wait until this thing is obsolete, and you need to overclock it to keep up with new technology.
Even 3 years from now you could sell this thing for 500$ I'd say. Don't shorten it's life span!
I always OC my chips RIGHT away for testing (stability / production quality). If you plan on running it stock a while but want the option of a future OC, do this first thing.
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