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I can get a 940 with a Rampage III Gene and 6Gb DDR3 1333 for 250€, or 265€ with 6Gb of Corsair Dominator GT 1600MHz. Is it a good deal or should I try to get a used 2500k?
 

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What would the 2500k build cost?
 
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What would the 2500k build cost?
130€ for a used cpu, plus mobo and ram (I have yet to find somebody that sells both).
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The 1366
Cause you can put a 6 core xeon in it
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I won't put a 6C
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What bothers me is that the 940 is really old and could be outdated soon.

Note that this is for a secondary rig I use for gaming during holidays. It's currently a Phenom X4 9950
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Outdated? Haha yeah sure the 940 is still a viable gaming CPU to this day! Overclocked to around 4.2 as most of the x58 guys say that to this day it's not worth it for them to upgrade. Serious if I could get it for cheap id use x58 and a xeon as my main rig!

It's seriously good. Plus it's hypertheaded and the multicore performance is as good as an 8350.

Anyways x58 if it is cheap is a viable platform!

Dude and why not 6 core?! They can be had for around 130usd and will only become more rare..
 

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I'd go with the 1156 setup, why use something that runs hotter and uses a lot more energy to get less done? See here for comparison http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/288?vs=46
The BIGGEST reason is the 6 core xeons also more PCIe lanes, but if you have no intention of running a xeon, then my vote is the 1155 sandy bridge. They overclock really nicely as well, also can be swapped or a newer ivy bridge cpu such as the 3570k or 3770k.
 

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The BIGGEST reason is the 6 core xeons also more PCIe lanes, but if you have no intention of running a xeon, then my vote is the 1155 sandy bridge. They overclock really nicely as well, also can be swapped or a newer ivy bridge cpu such as the 3570k or 3770k.
That seems more logical to me.
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Originally Posted by Ultra-m-a-n View Post

Outdated? Haha yeah sure the 940 is still a viable gaming CPU to this day! Overclocked to around 4.2 as most of the x58 guys say that to this day it's not worth it for them to upgrade. Serious if I could get it for cheap id use x58 and a xeon as my main rig!

It's seriously good. Plus it's hypertheaded and the multicore performance is as good as an 8350.

Anyways x58 if it is cheap is a viable platform!

Dude and why not 6 core?! They can be had for around 130usd and will only become more rare..
Problem is that those 6 cores are really expensive.

Thanks all of you for your replies. I'll keep thinking on what to do, perhaps I'll just save money and then upgrade my current cpu to haswell refresh and replace the phenom by this 3570k.
 
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