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February 27, 2013, 04:23 PM
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Vancouver, BC
I see 2 users selling their old Intel 970/980 rig for around $500 before shipping. But when I build a i5-3xxx system, the cost seem very close to a used rig if you look at the CPU, mobo, RAM prices. In terms of games, a 6C/12T CPU have no advantage and may even be slower than the new i5 quad core and couldn't over clock as much on air. Unless you will use VM, video editing / encoding, or other stuff that's thread intensive (ie AutoCAD), I don't think it's worth to pick up the old 970/980 rig.
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