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Old October 14, 2011, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Kilauea View Post
Why go with i7 980 and not i7 2600k ?
Agreed. For 99% of tasks the 2600k is the way to go (including gaming). 980 is a waste of $. LINK

Grab a 2600k, the Z68 based MOB of your choice with the features you want and some 2x4gb ram as you see fit.

EDIT: just read that you already have the CPU. If you can return it IMO I would and use the cash you saved for other parts (ex = the second 580 you said you would have to wait for if it is required). Otherwise I guess it is what it is.
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