is a intel 980 extream worh buying

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January 15, 2011 at 17:39:14
Specs: Windows 7, 3.99 GHz / 6135 MB
i have an evga classified3 with 2 evga 580s in sli, i7 950, 6 gigs dominator gt 1866 ram,h70 corsair cooler in an antec df-85 case with raptor hard drive, i7 oc to 3.99 ram at 1600. would i see any diff for gaming with the i7 980 extream 6 core pross or am i just wasting time and money, really money is not the issue,but would i gain anything worth talking about. thank You mike

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#1
January 15, 2011 at 18:31:48
From Tom's Hardware:

"Best Gaming CPU for $999: Core i7-980X Extreme

This six-core monster recently stole the bragging rights for the world's fastest CPU from the Core i7-975 Extreme. Despite the fact that most games don't utilize more than three CPU cores, this is the fastest desktop gaming CPU currently available for purchase, as our tests have shown. Is it worth $999? If you have money growing on trees, are afraid to try to overclock the Core i7-950, want the ease of overclocking that the Extreme Edition's unlocked multiplier provides, and are willing to pay for the bragging rights of having six CPU cores capable of running 12 threads, then it just might be.

Otherwise, the Core i7-980X Extreme is a hard sell from a value standpoint; you'd be better off investing more in graphics or solid state storage."

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...


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#2
January 15, 2011 at 19:17:30
thank you for your advice, after reading your message i just bought it , a click of the mouse lol i got to have it i dont know why lol but it will be nice. I will use the 950 for my next build in the near future, next month another evga for the living room this is addicting thanks again Mike.


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#3
January 15, 2011 at 19:45:16
It was meant to discourage you, not encourage you. You must love to spend money needlessly.

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#4
January 15, 2011 at 19:52:31
got a good job , divoced doing what i like for a change if you know what i mean lolyou only live once and this has become a hobby and i learn alot from you guys thanks for the advise. my ex took alot away from me but cant take my fun lol thanks and sry i disapointed you but youn said it was the fast cpu out there let me have something nice for a change , just kidding man thanks again

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#5
January 15, 2011 at 20:15:29
I think some of us would like to see what you throw out with the garbage.... Probably be twice what many of us are using. Lol.
Sorry, I just could not help it. Enjoy. Seriously.

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#6
January 15, 2011 at 22:46:33
I would kill for a 980X.

"got a good job , divoced doing what i like for a change....my ex took alot away from me but cant take my fun"

LOL. Good for you. Us computing.net members can't take your fun either, so enjoy that CPU and ignore anyone who says that you wasted money. After all, you didn't buy a Mac. ;)

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#7
January 16, 2011 at 01:13:45
Mike
do u own console?

We can not fight new wars with old weapons, let he who desires peace prepare for war - PROPHET.


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#8
January 16, 2011 at 01:17:13
lmao good one just gave my last build to a guy i game with online, he was very happy, he didnt have enough power to play blackops so i gave him a better comp and built this one pay it forword i guess

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#9
January 16, 2011 at 01:19:24
lol i would never buy a mac thank you

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#10
January 16, 2011 at 01:22:17
no i dont have a console yet , been playing on a keyboard never used a controller but was looking at an exbox or ps3 any sugg, would be helpful, i play blackops, medal of honor my fav , modern war fair 2 and waiting on home front

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#11
January 16, 2011 at 01:40:14
U like first person shooter, both ps3 and xbox 360 hold good fps games but xbox 360 will fit your needs. Have u heard halo series? If u play it i gurantee u will never forget it in your life(just like half life series).

We can not fight new wars with old weapons, let he who desires peace prepare for war - PROPHET.


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#12
January 16, 2011 at 06:56:59
yea i still play half life now online with some ppl its a game to remember man but i dont use consoles. Good for u u dont buy a mac;)thumbs up;)
so a new cpu or an old cpu enjoy wut u have and wut ur gunna get in the future its ur life ur money ur everything;)
im still waiting on homefront too.lets hope its a good game

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