dlim783
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2010-07-02T00:42:53Z

Which one should I get? i7 950 or 980x?

eunoia
2010-07-02T20:10:57Z
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2010-07-02T20:43:41Z

How much do you want to spend? 1k or less?

AKwyn
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2010-07-03T08:32:58Z

Also think to yourself, are the 6 cores really necessary? While I personally haven't jumped onto the quad-core bandwagon yet. I still don't think you'll have any use for 6 cores, even though it'll be cool as hell to have them. Very few games take advantage of multiple cores especially those above 6 so I think the i7 950 will probably be the best choice for you.

sp12
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2010-07-03T12:00:57Z

I'd look at a Xeon 5620 to be honest, 50% more cache and 32nm.

dlim783
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2010-07-04T00:22:34Z

I guess I'll get i7 950 since it's going to get cheaper this August from $500 to $294 USD.