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Hey guys am upgrading my system was wondering which of the I7's i should go with i'm on a budget i also wanna OC my Processor so which should i go with 960 or 950??
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What problems are you having and what makes you want to opt for a new CPU? Just curious what your reasoning was.
 
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Well nothing is wrong with the proc but my bro is acting like an Ahole and wants it back so imma give him it and get a new one
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If you are going to OC, I would just get a 950. Save a few bucks. They are not far apart if any at all.
 
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post #5 of 14
Why not go for a sandybdridge build? that sure has a lot of potential atm
    
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If you are going to OC, I would just get a 950. Save a few bucks. They are not far apart if any at all.
Yep, this is what I would do
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post #7 of 14
i say get the 950 but also why not just do a 2500K build?
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post #8 of 14
difference is one multiplier...only reason I got the 960 was it was a free upgrade from the 950. Sandybridge is more bang for your buck, however, than either of them. If I had more patience I would have got a 2500k instead.
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I'll toss a coin
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post #10 of 14
Both 950 and 960 have the same OC potential (On Air) , but if you dont plan to OC the 960 will be a little better at stock speed OFC. I would go for a 960 if id be you, they cost the same anyway since the 960 is replacing the 950 in most store atm.

But I just wonder why you want to go with a X58 build why not p67??? I know its a little hard to get B3 mobo atm but just wait few more weeks =)
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