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Hi,

I can buy a (used) socket 1366 bundle (920, 6GB, EX58-EXTREME) for 250 €. I think I can sell my CPU/MB/RAM for ~200 €.


Would it be worth buying 1366 at this point? A decent SB bundle costs 350 € (can't really spend that much though).


UPDATE: That bundle is long gone but what about a Core i5 750 + P55-UD4 + 8GB DDR3 (all under warranty) for 250 €?
Edited by rpsgc - 4/13/11 at 9:28am
    
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post #2 of 21
If the CPU is in good state , I gues yes?
It will only cost you about 50$...
And you will have a big improovement in performance
   
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Honestly, if it's still under Warranty, and everything is in good state, spending 50€ to move to an i7 PC is quite a good reimburse.

I'd say yes, it's worth it if you're only spending 50€

Although I would honestly try going for an 2600k, but definitely a very nice deal there

Make sure you ask the guy what OC he had, so you can get an idea if it's a good overclocked CPU or bad one, as I think that's quite important being honest
    
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Well, his system specs list a 3.4GHz overclock but he also has this using different mems.
    
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post #5 of 21
What's his voltage for that OC? I see he has HT disabled, maybe a bad OC'er.

I would also consider saving a bit more and going the Sandy Bridge route for an i7 2600k, it is quite worth it in my opinion.
    
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post #6 of 21
I'd say if you can sell your current system then by all means do so.

options would be to...

1. grab that deal if its a good cpu and more importantly if you feel you will be happy with it for awhile. Why spend extra if you dont have to or if funds are limited.

2. depending how long you can go without a pc (if you don't have some sort of backup pc), save some more money to add to your pc's sale then build a SB system (or whatever is best at that time)

3. Often check the For Sale market here on OCN!

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For 50 I would go for it... Thats a nice upgrade, I went from the 9550 to a i5-760, then from the 760 to the i7..

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What's his voltage for that OC? I see he has HT disabled, maybe a bad OC'er.
1.3V

He said it was just a test OC.
    
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post #9 of 21
Without HT enabled that is quite high voltage.

Is it a C0 or D0?

If it's a good OC'er I'd say go grab it, if not ,save for a Sandy Bridge i7 2600k or wait for Bulldozer
    
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C0 iirc
    
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