switch from I7 3770 to I7 3930k ?

brandon888

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i have a I7 3770 now and there is a good deal with I7 3930k .... i can buy it for
450$ and it's even unopened .. brand new .... so does it worth to sell my cpu and get I7 3930k ? note that i can sell my cpu for like 300$ ... that is the rates in my country ....


in the shop I7 3930K costs like 750$ or if i order it form amazon it will cost me like 620$ with tax shipping cost and ect ....


so does it worth 150$ over my I 3770 for I7 3960k ? or it's useless ?


i use cpu for gaming and for GN3 or Cisco packet tracer for Virtual networking ....





thank you alll
 
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Don't forget to add the price of the new motherboard you'll also need. Unless money is not a not an issue it isn't worth it IMO
 

brandon888

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Don't forget to add the price of the new motherboard you'll also need. Unless money is not a not an issue it isn't worth it IMO
well .. yes .. X79 MB's cots to high ... i can grab it for minimum 180$ .. MB costs is another problem .... and is there any big benefits from 6 cores ? or 4 cores with 8 logical cores will to fine for years ?
 

brandon888

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forgot so say .... my resolution is 1080P :)
 
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If you really wanna pursue it, I seen an EVGA X79 board going for 129$ with a Rebate card, on New Egg. Link
 
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Not worth it. Its about equal to setting yor money on fire.
 

DooKey

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If you are only going to game with it then it's not worth it. If you are going to do video encoding or other multi-threaded work then it will definitely be worth it.
 

aaksheytalwar

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I would stick to 3770k for gaming and 3930k for pro stuff.
 

hokies83

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i heared many bad things about evga MB s on LGA 2011 so idk .. does it really worth ?
Say No to Any Evga Board past X58.

Still this is not worth it...

It is a downgrade in many Aspects and only an upgrade in heavy multi threaded tasks and running many instances of tasks that needs lots of cores / threads to all run at once.

Which it useless for 99% of the PC Market

Those who Encode 3 =4 Videos at a time will benefit from 3930k those who encode 1-2 at a time with barely notice anything.
 

Dave3000

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It's about a 50 minute drive to the nearest Microcenter from where I reside. I noticed that the i7-3930k is on sale for 399.99 at Microcenter for local pickup only. I used to own an i7-3930k CPU and about 8 months ago I downgraded to an i7-3820 and sold my i7-3930k because I found a good deal on the i7-3820, ended up with quite a bit of money left over after selling my 3930k, slightly better quad core performance than the 3930k, and I really couldn't make use of 6 cores, except for 1 game I have but those extra cores were not used for frame rate increases but for only loading stuff in that game and 4 fast cores already was adequate for that game in every respect. In some parts of benchmarking also the 3820 beat the 3930k, not by much though. I also don't keep my system overclocked, so I don't miss the unlocked turbo multiplier of the 3930k. However, I'm tempted to rebuy the 3930k, and sell my 3820, and be out around an estimated $40 at the end of it all. Things that are holding me back from doing it are, I don't want to risk damaging my motherboard's CPU socket for an upgrade that won't really benefit me as I already swapped CPU's on my motherboard a few times and these socket pins are very delicate. I also would feel silly buying the 3930k again if IB-E is going to be released next year, that would also mean as I stated before, risking damage to my CPU socket from too many CPU swaps.
 

Dave3000

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I want to correct that I do rebuy the 3930k I would be out an estimated $240, not $40.
 

Dave3000

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I want to correct that I do rebuy the 3930k I would be out an estimated $240, not $40.
If I went through with it, I would be at a loss of around $40 if I would pretend that I never had a 3930k and never downgraded to an 3820, compared to if I would have just kept my 3930k that I got rid of. I hope I'm not confusing anyone. That's how I got an estimated loss of $40, if you look at the bigger picture.
 
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