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im happy with my current system but sometimes I need somthing more fun,because I get BOOORED.. gotta admit i love my cpu it runs 4ghz @ 1.28 ghz stable..and i got it dirt cheap...have been thinking about getting an i7 980x for along time.. but is it worth it? I can get one for around £450-500.. what else would I benefit from? apart from ssd? would a better g card make my computer respond faster?
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post #2 of 13
Go for it, I myself have one and I play with settings all the time, it's totally worth it mate. That price seems pretty good as well, so I wouldn't say no, I payed 1k for the chip and it's 100% worth it.
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Judging from your system you would not gain any benefits. Unless your into video encoding, photo editing or anything professional, you would not see any benefit. Games and applications barely use 4 cores, dual core is usually adapted more.

Instead of spending $500 on a worthless upgraded CPU you should upgrade your graphics card.
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Wow! I'd love to have the kind of budget when I can just get a 980X "for fun". If you have the money to burn, I don't see why not! Go for it.
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Do it.
     
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go for it!

EDIT: or get a i7-970 6-core that has a msrp of 599.99 and save! then you can buy a new gfx card!
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post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by JuStIn871 View Post
go for it!

EDIT: or get a i7-970 6-core that has a msrp of 599.99 and save! then you can buy a new gfx card!
Lol why get a 970 for 599 while he can get a 980x for 450-500.
     
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post #8 of 13
I say do it
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DorkSterr View Post
Lol why get a 970 for 599 while he can get a 980x for 450-500.
450-500 pounds man. 500 pounds is 800$ USD.

600 for an i7-970 that will overclock nearly as well at the cost of a locked multiplier would leave him some money for a new GPU.
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I like by 980 but you probably won't see that much of an improvement. I have to say the cost too has made me a bit more conservative with my over clocking. Before buying it you think oh yeah I'm going to hit 4.5 then when the bill has hit and you got this shiny new $1000 processor that runs everything well it's hard to say yeah 1.4v no problem.
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