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Return i7 950 and wait for intel 2600k in seven days or keep i7 950

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Should I keep i7 950 that I bought for $216 after taxes or return it and wait for 2600k that will be released in seven days and have a 20% clock for clock advantage over the i7 950 and have the ability to OC higher at 5.5ghz on air versus the 3.6-4.0ghz of i7 950?
    
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post #2 of 25
What do you think?


Also what are you using your cpu for? Cause if it's just mostly gaming you don't even need the i7...
    
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post #3 of 25
Well it would probably be worth it if you could return the motherboard along with it. Don't know if that's possible or not.
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post #4 of 25
Depends on how much you can get the 2600K for in my opinion. I'd probably return it though or else you'll probably end up wishing you did with the 2600K is released.
    
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post #5 of 25
I'd keep it. You bought it. And next week buyer's remorse is why stores charge everyone restocking fees now.

Besides what do you do that you need the extra power of a 2600K for? Unless you're rendering or folding there's NO reason you need the extra OC ability and speed.

Heck I have a 950 I recently got, when I knew SandyBridge was coming in a few weeks. It is a great chip, and when partnered with a good board has a good deal of life in it. It won't be top of the world-so what.
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post #6 of 25
Id keep the 950 unless you do a lot of video encoding.
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post #7 of 25
No use in going SB, save up and wait for IB to release.
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post #8 of 25
id keep it.
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post #9 of 25
Keep it
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post #10 of 25
I say go returned that cpu if you have money to buy 2600K definitely get it or just keep your cpu if your short on the money but If i were buying new rig I would want to get latest tech why bother buying with old tech.
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