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Nice that Intel finally decided to drop the price of i7 970, I got mine for $800 few months ago but I didn't really care, I was expecting Intel to price the 990x a bit lower but I guess not. Really pointless to upgrade to the 990x if you have the 980x already.
    
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Originally Posted by Chrono Detector;12392107 
Nice that Intel finally decided to drop the price of i7 970, I got mine for $800 few months ago but I didn't really care, I was expecting Intel to price the 990x a bit lower but I guess not. Really pointless to upgrade to the 990x if you have the 980x already.

I don't think anyone, including Intel, expected the 990x to be a wise upgrade from the 980x.

In fact, I don't think it's -ever- been wise to upgrade to the very-next-highest speed bin in any processor variant.
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i'll take two
    
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I think I've found a reason to leave 775 behind.
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While the 970 is very interesting, I think I can get the guts of a 2500k system for the same price as soon as someone starts selling the damn boards again....
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While the 970 is very interesting, I think I can get the guts of a 2500k system for the same price as soon as someone starts selling the damn boards again....

I agree, the i5 2500k is a much better solution for gaming.
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May I ask why the conversation always follows into "what's best for gaming." We're talking CPUs here, guys. No offense, it kinda doesn't make sense.

Now, from what I've seen, in benchmarks that actually count (decode/encode and file compression) the 980x beats the 1100t at WHAT A CPU IS ACTUALLY FULLY USED FOR.

Guru3d review of the 1100t: Here
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Originally Posted by ca.j.stokes;12395666 
May I ask why the conversation always follows into "what's best for gaming." We're talking CPUs here, guys. No offense, it kinda doesn't make sense.

Now, from what I've seen, in benchmarks that actually count (decode/encode and file compression) the 980x beats the 1100t at WHAT A CPU IS ACTUALLY FULLY USED FOR.

Guru3d review of the 1100t: Here

Although, I use my CPU for other things than gaming (which is why I have a hexacore and 12GBs of RAM), I acknowledge the fact that most or at least a majority of people at OCN, only care about the gaming performance of a CPU, since gaming is the first and foremost use of their PCs.

Though you're absolutely right, I have said this before and I will say it again; a CPU is meant for so much more than simply gaming.
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I was just speaking regarding my personal interest. I would love a 970 (or really a 990x) but for $500-1000 I would rather just make another system and have a dedicated folder was all I was saying.
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Are 960s any good at overclocking?
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