Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › Need some advice
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Need some advice

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
This scenario is going to sound a bit silly and I expect to get flamed by at least one person... but I got into a car accident yesterday and the bills are probably going to suck.... aka I need a money injection so I've been looking at selling one of my two chips. I have a golden 920 and the sigrig 980x. Either way, 920 would probably get me close enough to where I need to be with the benefit of keeping my 980x, and the 980x would just give me some more spending $$ for other things (idk Ivy bridge maybe lol)

The rig is mostly for folding, gaming, Photoshop (I do some photoediting for my major) and a bit of music/video work. Either chip would run at about 4.4-4.5 GHz.

Just wondering if the overall folding/real-time performance loss is going to be that significant for what I do. Reason I'm asking is cause I never really got to use the 920 properly :/
post #2 of 6
I personally think you should sell the 980x, you will get a much better price, and 6 cores aren't used as much as 4 cores. It might take a little bit longer for rendering, but I don't think enough that you will notice terribly. 980x are in high demand, unfortunately (or fortunately for those looking for a cheap i7) 920's aren't in high demand and command a relatively low price. Just my 2 cents
The Laptop
(6 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel i7 2860QM AMD Radeon HD 6770M Corsair Vengence 1600MHz Samsung 840 Pro 256GB 
OSMonitor
Mac OS X 10.8 1680 x 1050 anti-glare high resolution  
  hide details  
Reply
The Laptop
(6 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel i7 2860QM AMD Radeon HD 6770M Corsair Vengence 1600MHz Samsung 840 Pro 256GB 
OSMonitor
Mac OS X 10.8 1680 x 1050 anti-glare high resolution  
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 6
Yea, sell the 980X, you'll get at least $100 more and if you can OC the 920 you won't see a big performance drop
post #4 of 6
My vote goes to selling the 980x and overclock the 920. My moto has always been to get a cheap chip and overclock to what I need it for.
Wife's bane
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-3570K @ 4.5 Ghz Gigabyte Z77 UD3H HIS R9-290 8 GB Samsung Wonder RAM 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial SSD for OS Samsung Spinpoint F3 Asus XSPC water block, 360 radiator, and 720 reservo... 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
GPU cooling - XSPC Razer full GPU blocks Win 7 Home Premium Asus PB278Q 2560 X 1440p ISP Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
NZXT Hale90 V2 NZXT Switch 810 Logitech G500 Steelseries QcK 
Audio
Optical out to Sony receiver; Deftech Monitor 3... 
  hide details  
Reply
Wife's bane
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-3570K @ 4.5 Ghz Gigabyte Z77 UD3H HIS R9-290 8 GB Samsung Wonder RAM 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial SSD for OS Samsung Spinpoint F3 Asus XSPC water block, 360 radiator, and 720 reservo... 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
GPU cooling - XSPC Razer full GPU blocks Win 7 Home Premium Asus PB278Q 2560 X 1440p ISP Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
NZXT Hale90 V2 NZXT Switch 810 Logitech G500 Steelseries QcK 
Audio
Optical out to Sony receiver; Deftech Monitor 3... 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
Yeah.. I didn't see many 920's on eBay. I know the one I have can run at 4.5 on WC (it's ChickenInferno's chip).

Will Folding take much of a hit though?
post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
Looks like I'm sticking with the 920 for now... Shame, the 980x was a nice chip :/
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel - General
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › Need some advice