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r0k0 January 8, 2011 04:39 PM

Serious Question
Hey guys.. some of you might have saw i put my DSLR Camera for sale..

1300$ Camera, a guy local is looking for one and wanting to trade a BNIB Intel i7 970 3.2Ghz, 6 Core .32nm 12MB Cache for it

girlfriend says no... father in law says retail value on the years will be in favor of the camera since it keeps its value

i barely use the camera but when i do takes awesome pictures and in RAW

and i would need a new motherboard + triple channel ram to run this cpu and probably a bigger psu to run 2 cards since this cpu would take pretty much anything anywhere right

what are your truthful opinion ...

Sould i keep my camera or trade it for a i7 970 cpu ?


lowfat January 8, 2011 04:53 PM

No way. Chances are that is a Retail Edge CPU which generally sells for $450-$500.

Stock January 8, 2011 04:55 PM

I would just sell the camera for money and purchase the parts you want.

You can even build a decent rig for $1300 (assuming you don't part out your current one).

ipaine January 8, 2011 04:56 PM

I voted no.

I say this since even though that chip is going for $1000 at NCIX it certainly is not worth it. You will get better performance from a new i7 2600K. This is even more so important since you said you would need to get a new motherboard and ram anyways. Plus the new chip with motherboard and ram should only be about $1000 give or take. So really you are much better off keeping the camera. Don't trade it for that, the other guy would be getting the better bargain.

ZZLEE January 8, 2011 04:59 PM

Pm a post fore I7 970 ( not Me )

_dangtx_ January 8, 2011 05:04 PM

keep or sell the camera. dues looking to not only get his money back but make a buck.

zsamz_ January 8, 2011 05:24 PM

sell the camera n buy one for 400-450$

Keltron 3030 January 8, 2011 05:33 PM

im not big in the photography scene, but i know enough to never give up a pentax unless your getting a new/better one

matsta31 January 8, 2011 05:36 PM

The cpu is worth 450 max. so no.

Grampa January 8, 2011 05:38 PM

I remember a camera similar to this a few years ago (perhaps its the same model? not sure, my memory is not so good these days), it performed pretty darn well.
Personally I would NOT trade the camera for THAT processor.

But its totally up to you.
Who knows, maybe you'll get a better offer? :thumb:

Best of luck!

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