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post #1 of 8
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does the 970 overclock that much worse than the 980x? they have some 970s new on ebay for like $600ish. Was thinking of ditching my 950 and getting one.

anyone know if batch #3012b113 is any good?

any known issues with buying chips off ebay?

thanks
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post #2 of 8
depends on what you are wanting to do, ie. AutoCAD etc. in gaming etc, I don't think you will really notice a difference w/ 2 additional cores.

plus since SB has been out, there have been a lot of reviews comparing the 980x vs SB, I believe their is a member here who actually did some tests.

From what I have seen the 970's do have some great OCing head room, I wouldn't get it on ebay, but maybe from the used market here on OCN or other reputable forums
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post #3 of 8
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well i'm not going to pay $900 for a cpu, maybe it makes more sense to just get a 2600k, from the bench tests I've seen it destroys the 950 clock for clock.

i like having 2 computers, 1 for gaming and 1 for work, i do alot of media editing.

use the 2600k for media work and the 950 for gaming? and wait for socket 2011 to get rid of the 950.

i have about $800 the blow on parts.

**** ALSO - does 2600k need fast ram or will some 7-8-7 1600mhz mushkin be fine and not cause a bottle neck?
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post #4 of 8
from what I have read, you could probably get away w/ 1600mhz ram, even though I would recommend getting the fastest ram your budget can get, plus it's duel channel and you can get 4gbx2 sticks for "fairly" cheap.

honestly, if you can't hold out until socket 2011, build a SB and hold onto the 950, you might want to post a thread in the "other software" part of the forums, as I'm sure someone there would be able to give you a real life comparison of 4 cores vs 6 cores for your needs
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post #5 of 8
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ok just got a 1155 board off newegg, heading to microcenter for my 2600k. thanks
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post #6 of 8
nice!, be sure to post up your overclocking results and your own comparisons w/ your 930
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post #8 of 8
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they were all out of 2600k chips so i got a 2500k. It was a hundred bucks cheaper. only $179. maybe i can get better clock speed w/ out the hyper threading.

i figure they will come out with a new stepping soon anyway and I'll have to upgrade again, maybe best to just wait till then to get the top of the line.
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