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i7 950 @ 3.8GHz Worth a upgrade to 2600K ???

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I have had a i7 950 over a year it has been overclocked to 3.8GHz from the day I bought it and is 100% stable well it would be if am using it over a year But I was thinking of upgrading to a i7 2600K I mean is it worth it ? my current max temps are 71 to 73 if I can get a higer overclock say of 4.4GHz and have the same max temp I think it should be worth it. Current cpu cooler is noctua nh-d14
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for 600mhz? nah
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waste of time/money
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for 600mhz? nah
yea but I hear some 2600K go over 4.4GHz on air
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no. Wait for IvyBridge
    
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You can get much more than 4.4ghz on a 2600k, trust me, I own one.

You can get 4.8ghz easy, with the 2600k.

And that will completely leave the 950 in the dust.

You can get Ivy Bridge chips later, since they will be available on LGA 1155.

And if you sell you current stuff, why not upgrade to a faster CPU for little money?
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yea but I hear some 2600K go over 4.4GHz on air
Go for it if the extra 5FPS in games is worth it
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And then this time next year you'll be saying "Should I trade my 2600k for (insert Ivy bridge here) and it goes over and over again. Your CPU is no slouch, build a stack and get a nice Ivy Bridge upgrade
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Lol, everyone is ignoring the fact that if he buys a 2600k now, he will be able to upgrade to Ivy bridge LATER, on the SAME SOCKET.
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Lol, everyone is ignoring the fact that if he buys a 2600k now, he will be able to upgrade to Ivy bridge LATER, on the SAME SOCKET.
Well sure if he wants to pay technology tax twice instead of just once. Plus he won't even get a year out of SB before IB. Not worth it imo.
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