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I seriously just bought a 3550....you have got to be kidding me.

Return it if it's under 30 days. Wait a day, buy a new one.

Pocket profit.
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Still with the AMD Phenom X6 1100. Money is more important in today's economy.

Also...

A wise person once said

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Sure, it makes a difference if all you do is jack off to benchmarks all day, but with real life gaming and normal computing, there is almost no difference.
Well it went something like that.
Indeed, I can honestly say hand on heart, that there is absolutely no difference between my Intel sig rig and my other AMD rig powered by a 955 Black Edition, in normal day to day computing.
Only in benchmarks can you see a difference. Hell, I even have a similar quote to yours in my signature quotes

The only reason I have an i7 system is because I got the cpu + the motherboard for less than an i7 950 new and I couldn't resist them for the price!
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post #23 of 94
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Originally Posted by metallicamaster3 View Post
Return it if it's under 30 days. Wait a day, buy a new one.

Pocket profit.
Yea i deff just cancelled the 3550 and got the 960. Was 5 bucks cheaper too! Prices just hit newegg 5 mins ago.

EDIT: You actually have to click on the processor to see the updated price. Its still the older price on the guided search page.
Edited by Twilex - 2/14/11 at 10:06am
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Still got my 970 for a cool $215.

Awesome news though. Too bad it'll kill my resell value of the 970 the next time I upgrade.
where did you get a 970 for $215?
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Awesomeness! Now, a 960 or a 970?
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I seriously just bought a 3550....you have got to be kidding me.
I am in the same boat I picked up one of these just a couple of days ago, when my heart truly coveted the 6 Core 970, but since it was a Xeon ES Confidential/Classified/I-shouldn't-have-this-chip. I couldn't pass it up.

Besides running benchies with progressively higher scores the Xeon will do what we need it to do in exemplary fashion. I have swallowed my buyers remorse.
    
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where did you get a 970 for $215?
intel retailedge holiday sale program. It was more like $260 ish after taxes and shipping, but still was a hot deal to end 2010
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ZOMFG!!! that's amazing!!

I still have my i7 950 unopened sitting waiting to be installed and now this!??!?! sigh...
    
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Ugh so much tempting goes on here....... I wish I could go one day without reading this website.... $500 for 970 is pretty tempting, but then I could get a 2500k and mb for that price....

So many temptations..
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*keels over due to prices*
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