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After wanting a new toy for quite some time now and getting tired of waiting for P67 boards I caved and bought an i7 950 for 200 thanks to Fry's price matching online stores now, a Gigabyte X58A-UD3R and 6GB of XMS3.

Does this make me a bad person for not waiting...
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Couldn't wait another week or so?
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post #3 of 18
Doesn't make you bad - impatient, maybe. For that price, the 950 is a great processor.

The 3 major manufacturers have confirmed shipping on NEW B3 motherboards.

MSI estimates that they may available as early as March 7.
http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...xed-sandy.html

ASUS
http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...-stepping.html

Gigabyte
http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...ll-new-b3.html
Edited by 2010rig - 2/26/11 at 10:29pm
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post #4 of 18
im sure it will suit your needs for much cheaper

it was probly the smarter choice actualy
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Originally Posted by Penryn View Post

Does this make me a bad person for not waiting...
Who cares what other people think. You did what you did what you needed to do.
post #6 of 18
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After wanting a new toy for quite some time now and getting tired of waiting for P67 boards I caved and bought an i7 950 for 200 thanks to Fry's price matching online stores now, a Gigabyte X58A-UD3R and 6GB of XMS3.

Does this make me a bad person for not waiting...
Nah I don't blame you. The new boards are coming, but so is Christmas.

And imho I don't think you're missing much.
1366 is still a fantastic platform and I bet you'll have a ton of fun with that 950.

Enjoy!
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post #7 of 18
Not really.

That pc will hold you for years to come. Unless you do anything professionally that requires some serious nuts, what you bought is plenty overkill for gaming.
post #8 of 18
You got it for an awesome price. I probably would have done the same thing.
post #9 of 18
Well to be honest the thought has crossed my mind over and over and over again. I just don't have a frys or microcenter near me so there is no chance at a i7 much cheaper than waiting for the B3
    
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Haha thanks everyone. Currently trying to set this sucker at 4.0 and run some benchies! I may just hang on to this till Ivy Bridge in that case... or Bulldozer... haven't had anything new to mess with in a while.
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