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post #1 of 11
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I had such a nasty build all set up and ready to go but now I can't do it thanks to the news.

I am in desperate need of a new PC. Should I wait for the 2600k to be fixed or should I pick up a 980x and OC it to 5ghz with my water cooling?

If I get a 980x, I'm going to need a new motherboard and RAM.

Overall, it will cost about $300 extra (after I've spent an enormous amount of cash).

Does anyone have any experience with both or benchmarks for each?

Thanks so much.
post #2 of 11
I'll sell you my chip, board, and ram for $1200.
    
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Ill sell you mine for 1100!
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stop thread crapping please...


Thought I don't have anything to prove it, I read somewhere that the 980x is still the king.
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Ill sell mine for 700!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Hydraulic View Post
stop thread crapping please...


Thought I don't have anything to prove it, I read somewhere that the 980x is still the king.
Sandy has been pulled from retail sellers until the PCH fix has been released. As such Sandy isn't an option for at least 3 weeks, unless the OP wants to buy used parts that are not fixed.
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post #7 of 11
Quote:
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I'll sell you my chip, board, and ram for $1200.
Are u saying u went from a 980x to a 2500k... Please tell me I missed something...
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post #8 of 11
Well played sir.


You should get the 980x that overclocks to 5Ghz on water though.



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Are u saying u went from a 980x to a 2500k... Please tell me I missed something...
Single thread performance and a general lack of core optimization past 4.
    
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post #9 of 11
980x, as the boards do not have SATA issues
post #10 of 11
The 980x is actually the better chip for maximum power, for now. However that's only because it's a 6 core. Stick with Sandy, it stamps all over the older quads. Just keep all your hard drives and SSDs off the 4 SataII ports that the PCH controls until the fix is done.
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