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post #11 of 22
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Originally Posted by ckybam3 View Post
what about going from am2+ would it be worth it for just gaming and a benchmark here and there? oh yea and im an overclocker ofc
def worth
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post #12 of 22
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def worth
thx thats what I am thinking. least while my am2+ is sellable
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post #13 of 22
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thx thats what I am thinking. least while my am2+ is sellable
Yep. For $200, you're getting a CPU that smacks around every AMD CPU like it's a Pentium 4.
 
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post #14 of 22
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Originally Posted by Clairvoyant129 View Post
Yep. For $200, you're getting a CPU that smacks around every AMD CPU like it's a Pentium 4.
Plus the cost of motherboard...
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post #15 of 22
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Originally Posted by Skripka View Post
Plus the cost of motherboard...
and ram....

on a side note. Will microcenter sell these cheaper? like i7s now?
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post #16 of 22
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and ram....

on a side note. Will microcenter sell these cheaper? like i7s now?
Who knows...I doubt it, at least for a while, until they want to start purging stock.
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post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by ckybam3 View Post
Will microcenter sell these cheaper?
That's a bit trickier. The only loss leader chips Micro Center has sold so far are all locked processors. To my knowledge, they've never offered significant discounts on K models. Unfortunately, there are only 2 Sandy Bridge chips worth getting if you're an overclocker - the i5-2500K and the i7-2600K.
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post #18 of 22
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thx thats what I am thinking. least while my am2+ is sellable
Amen. I am looking to upgrade to the 2500k. Time to retire the old AM2+ bessy. I doubt I will be able to sell my processor/mobo/ram. I went cheap on the mobo when I built my comp. I think it was only $75 with a newegg combo deal with the PII 920 lol.
    
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post #19 of 22
If your one of the many secret overclock.net millionaires, Then yes upgrade.
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post #20 of 22
I have the money to spend but I'm really thinking twice about upgrading. I would say if you running anything but the 1366 then upgrade. If you are running 1366 then sit tight. There are too few reasons to upgrade from that platform. Who knows though, I may find a "good" reason yet
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