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i7 980x should i bite the bullet or wait for the i7 990 ?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by dr emulator (madmax), Jan 2, 2011.

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so should i order one before the vat goes up

  1. yes get one now, as the price drop won't be big enough to cover the vat increase

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  2. no i'd wait as it should go down quite alot when the newer sandy bridge comes out

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  3. no wait for the i7 990x beast to come out

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  4. not sure

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  5. don't bother with it as it's far to expensive

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    a 980x will easily get you 2/3 years. 12cores is more then enough to handle anything you would be doing
     
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    wait for that.

    AMD but it beats 1100$ for the sandybridge
     
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    well i decided to cancell the order i had made the other day, although i'm still tempted to by the damned thing, i've still got itchy buying fingers :laugh::slap:
    cheers for all your replies :toast:
     
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    well it's good you decided to wait, for that amount of money it would suck to drop it and then have a much faster cpu come out for less money within a month.
     
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    Reviews I`ve read place sandy bridge usually ahead of 980 x
     
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    ^ Not clock for clock they don't...;)
     
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    Id get the 980x really. Intel's new sandy bridge processors contain hardware level DRM Handicap and Killswitch. So if you pirate any movies or anything, intel can put a stop to it.
     
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    Everyone who read that reviews came to that conclusion, the reviewers came to that conclusion. Well I guess everyone except those who bought a 980.

     
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    Going for about £140 inc RMSD on other forums
     
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    Go on, buy it, you know you want to....and then you can sell me your 920 :laugh:
     
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    ^:laugh: well if i do you know it's never been overclocked so ya never know ;)


    anyways weird news here as everyone in the uk knows our vat has gone up,
    so after tuesday i checked scan, the place i was going to get it from and yes it had gone up in price by £18 which was to be expected,

    now here's the thing it's now shot up to £791.98 ,

    whilst overclockers which had there's at £785 before the vat increase had gone upto £804, but has now gone back down to £791.99

    :wtf: do they know i want one and have put it up :banghead:

    why the heck have they gone up so much? is their something going on that i don't know about i'm confused.gif
     
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    Does it have to be retail? If not, check out this seller on eBay
     
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    thanks i'll look into it ;)
     
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    I really dont think its worth spunking 600 quid on 2 extra cores and 4 fake ones to be honest.



    For that much money you could buy some serious SSD e-peen, new RAM & a 6950 (sell your current stuff) and call your rig done.....plus still have some spare cash to get some "random fanny" as NdMk2o1o said. :roll:


    If you really must have 6c/12t then pick up a nice 970 from the US for a lot cheaper than the UK. :)
     
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    :laugh: ye the us has them at 999 bucks which is about £649 and that's for the 980x :wtf::banghead:

    i haven't looked to see the prices on the 970 in the us, but the 970 sells for about £714 here in the uk, or about 1110.12 US$:cry:
     
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    Buy used??
     
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