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Old 01-06-11, 07:36 PM   #1
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Default Core i7 995x For Sale on Ebay!!

Yup. Allegedly this guy's got a few 995x chips for sale! http://cgi.ebay.com/core-i7-995X-ext...#ht_2491wt_995

I am very tempted to blow away my savings just to have one of these...but then I realize that I would then be broke for a long time...and then go back to appreciating my lowly 860...
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Old 01-06-11, 08:13 PM   #2
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Yup. Allegedly this guy's got a few 995x chips for sale! http://cgi.ebay.com/core-i7-995X-ext...#ht_2491wt_995

I am very tempted to blow away my savings just to have one of these...but then I realize that I would then be broke for a long time...and then go back to appreciating my lowly 860...
Wouldn't work in your board regardless
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Old 01-06-11, 08:20 PM   #3
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and then intel sees you bought it and comes and takes their cpu back since they still own it.
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Old 01-06-11, 08:24 PM   #4
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Well, I'd buy a new board, naturally.
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Old 01-08-11, 02:07 AM   #5
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Bloody hell!!! $1500US that is insane.
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Old 01-08-11, 09:00 PM   #6
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Probably negligible. Nobody buys these chips for games...CPUs, past like an i7 860/920 don't make much of a difference at ultra high quality in most games.
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Old 01-09-11, 07:03 PM   #7
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The 990X and 995X still has the same stepping as the 980X.
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Old 01-12-11, 11:57 AM   #8
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do not buy that bloody thing, buy a new i7 2600k, that is close performance and way less money. (about 330 USD)
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do not buy that bloody thing, buy a new i7 2600k, that is close performance and way less money. (about 330 USD)
Excellent first post, well said. I might even go further and say the 2600K will be faster overall except in the most heavily threaded scenarios.

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Old 01-16-11, 10:37 PM   #10
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Oh yes they do. There are lots of people who refuse to acknowledge CPU's at half and one third the price do 98% equally in games no matter how many articles and hours of teaching you throw their way.

There's always a fool with more money than brains...
Well there are benefits to these chips. I mean they have 2 more cores and unlocked multipliers. If the cash weren't an issue then I can see why people would buy them, regardless of whether or not games perform the same as on lower end chips. But you're right, for games that are typically single threaded or 2-3 threads at the most, there isn't any reason to get these just for gaming.

Also, gaming is a niche market, although it doesn't feel that way to us here.
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Old 01-18-11, 12:28 AM   #11
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Strictly gaming is what I'm bitching about. We all have that one friend/acquaintance that comes to you for help in building the "ultimate gaming comp" and gives you a $2000 budget...and you know he's only going to game and use the internet. He winds up ignoring your advice and buying the fastest and most expensive CPU, then goes and buys a mid-level at best GPU.

THAT GUY will buy this chip for gaming...every time.
Yea, a 2600K will dominate the 995x in games, and it's about $700 cheaper lol.
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