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You meant the Rampage then, that's what I thought.

Anyway, keep the 960 and Rampage III Gene. You should be able to get a nice overclock on that processor too! You wouldn't notice the difference between that setup and an i5-2500K unless you spend your time running benchmarks.
Oh, my bad u r right its a Rampage Gene.
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post #12 of 29
Keep the i7 set-up. You won't notice any difference in performance, other than benchmarks and be able to say 'I have SB, lick me'.

Wait for the next major release.
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post #13 of 29
Id keep your i7-960. And id also throw it in the closet once my 2600k arrived. only a rich fool would buy highend equipment a month prior to the release of something cheaper and more powerful
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post #14 of 29
I say Keep it. Why do you think i JUST UPGRADED to 1366 instead of the SB after selling my P55
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Id keep your i7-960. And id also throw it in the closet once my 2600k arrived. only a rich fool would buy highend equipment a month prior to the release of something cheaper and more powerful
well, im not rich and not considering myself a fool, i got this 960 from intel retail edge for a very very good price, and month ago nobody could say for sure how good sandy bridge would perform, im not looking to be judged here but asking for some reasonable advices what to do with my hardware from users with experience and knowledge. Thank you.
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post #16 of 29
sell the 960 for a profit and buy 2600K imo
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sell the 960 for a profit and buy 2600K imo
I doubt you could sell it for a profit. If the OP can break even then I would definitely sell it. Otherwise I would keep it. Chances of selling it to break even are quite good since it's still not opened yet.
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post #18 of 29
Your are going to see 0 gaming performance increase in almost all games with SB vs your 960 @ 4000Mhz. Honestly there is no reason to get the its new it must be better frame of mind.

If you want to increase performance either replace your VGA with something better or buy another toxic 6850.
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post #19 of 29
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Your are going to see 0 gaming performance increase in almost all games with SB vs your 960 @ 4000Mhz. Honestly there is no reason to get the its new it must be better frame of mind.

If you want to increase performance either replace your VGA with something better or buy another toxic 6850.
Yes, you are right but my plan is actually to build a matx machine with a sfx psu in it, so higher power consumption and heat output of 1366 platform make me lean towards 1155.
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post #20 of 29
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I doubt you could sell it for a profit. If the OP can break even then I would definitely sell it. Otherwise I would keep it. Chances of selling it to break even are quite good since it's still not opened yet.
I think this makes the most sense. If you sell it great, if not you still have an excellent setup which give you good service for a few years.
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