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post #11 of 15
Keep hold of your 950 for a bit longer.

The 970 is not worth it IMO, for a little extra cash you can get the 980x, unless you have found a bargain!?
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970 will smash the 975, we're talking about a 32nm 6 core CPU vs a 45nm 4 core CPU, plus the 970 runs cooler and uses less power thanks to 32nm. Intel really messed up the naming scheme here.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Phatal;12075992 
I'm in the market to buy a new processor this week and am unsure which chip to buy as there both about the same price on eBay. Either the i7-970 or i7-975, I have a R3E and would like to reach 4.2ghz stable under water.

I7 970 IMHO
BUT for the money why not go for the 4core i7 950 and OC that as that would be plenty good enough , But if you are sure you want a 970 then go for it .
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Just finish ordering my i7-970 for $520 from ebay. Got batch # 3012B129.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MrTOOSHORT;12076071 
Get the 6 core 32nm 970 cpu over the 45nm 4 core 975 cpu.

^this +9000
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