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Another sad time for choice, help appreciated.

Poll Results: What should i do?

 
  • 10% (1)
    Wait for 2 months without a pc
  • 40% (4)
    Go for the i5-6** series cpu's
  • 50% (5)
    Go for the i7-870
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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Alright so FINALLY i know all whats wrong with my pc. After i went through 1 psu, 3 motherboards and 2 cpus, the guys at the shop have finally gotten to the root of the problem, its the cpu AGAIN biggrin.gif.
Ok so everythings good , they are going to swap it out for me, but now a problem arose. None of the suppliers have the CPU anymore. None.

That means no one has the i5-750/760 which is IMHO the best 1156 cpu.
What does that mean for me? Well i have 3 choices now.

1) Wait till the end of april for them to get the cpu (holy ****! I cant stand another month!)
2) Get the i5-655k for an additional 20ls(40$) or a lower 6** line of cpus
3) Pay a hefty sum of 60-70ls (120-140$) and upgrade to an i7-860

Now i am in a ****ty position and cant figure out what to do, because in the current situation that sum of 140$ is really a lot for me :/

So what are your thoughts, what should i do?
post #2 of 12
well i would never step down and i couldn't wait 2 months either.i say the i7 870
post #3 of 12
I'd completely eliminate #2. It seems odd to be paying for a downgrade in performance, although you could have a little fun with that unlocked multiplier..

If you're desperate to get your computer back then bite the bullet and get the i7. If you're not too desperate, wait it out. See if you can get a backup rig going for now.
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post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 
Well, the problem with the i7 i currently see is that it gives practically no benefits in gaming, but maybe im mistaken and just have been looking at bad benchmarks.

How big of an improvement is it actually?
post #5 of 12
I would be steaming if I had gotten that response...

They cant get the replacement, then they give you the next best part for a replacement...

Get the i7-870, then go on every online review site you can find and trash them, be sure to tell them your intent before you do it...

I could order a 760 online today, have it shipped to my house, then ship it to you, and we could ship it back and forth 10 times in 2 months... The excuse that they can get it is unacceptable...


760 @ 4.0 = 870 @ 4.0 in games
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post #6 of 12
Go with Thuban and junk the Intel for good. Hehehehe tongue.gif

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post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 
I have the feeling that i should be steaming, but i am simply tired of it, because my happiness went down a lot each time i got a new Mobo/Cpu and it still wasn't working.

But yeah, this is Latvia, half of the companies don't have any direct support, and the others just dont have any support here at all >>.
So if they don't have it in their warehouse, they just credit the value back to the store and you can just do what you wish with it, a sword with two ends >>

And about dumping intel, when bulldozer comes (if it comes) i might just do that smile.gif
post #8 of 12
I'd upgrade. No sense in downgrading for a fee.
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post #9 of 12
Go for the 870, no point in a downgrade smile.gif
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post #10 of 12
I know you guys will hate me buy
Either wait for sandy bridge or get a nice i3 530 and get a WC setup to clock up to SB levels. Dual core at 5ghz is mighty nice tongue.gif just sayin. As a proud owner of an 860, let me tell you DO NOT BUY ONE. -__-. 750s are the best but if not I'd buy an i3 cuz you know 4.8 ghz is nice wink.gif
     
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