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May 5, 2012 3:23:31 AM

Hi all, I am testing the waters to see if there is any interest in some of my X58 system components. Here's what I have for sale:

eVGA X58 E758-A1 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel i7-920 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XIGMATEK Dark Knight CPU Cooler - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

12 GB of G.SKILL RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I am not too sure on pricing yet but I am open to any offers.

Thanks for looking.

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May 5, 2012 10:53:41 AM

I'm interested in the processor and Ram, depending on your price. Are you looking to sell these together, or are you willing to part them out?
May 5, 2012 11:54:38 AM

I would really like to keep everything together, but if no one is interested in all 4 pieces then I may be willing to part them out.

The only reason I am selling these parts is because I recently purchased a SSD and the motherboard does not have SATA III support, so the performance is bottlenecked. To be honest, I will only be playing Diablo 3 once it comes out in ten days and this machine is more than powerful enough to max it out. If there isn't much interest or I can't get enough money then I will most likely just keep the parts and deal with the "slower" SSD performance until the holidays.

Thanks for looking.
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May 5, 2012 4:47:25 PM

something to look into would be sell your SSD and you might consider looking into a RAMDrive to compensate for your data transfer performance. you have the RAM to do it with. from the measly 100-250mb HDD or SSD 500mb read/write to 1000-2500gb read/write. purchase the software and enjoy double plus drive performance increases. high texture maps, vid render apps, office apps and gaming all benefit from faster drive performance. selling the first gen processors when ivey bridge just came out might be hard to unload unless your price point is well below standard "used" parts price. just something to consider. back in the old DOS days this was a godsend to better performance across the slow ISB bus lanes.

airdeano
May 6, 2012 4:01:04 AM

Thanks for the info but I'm not really interested in a RAMDrive. I believe that there are plenty of people out there looking for used Sandy Bridge parts because they are only about 15% slower while costing 50-75% less.
May 6, 2012 4:40:29 AM

Sandy Bridge costs 50-75% less than Ivy? Hey, if you are willing to discount used parts to 25% of market value... ill bite :) 
May 6, 2012 12:05:10 PM

Used 1st generation Sandy Bridge processors are about 50% less than Ivy Bridge ones. The most expensive IB CPU's costs what? $300ish? I would be willing to sell the i7-920 + the Xigmatek cooler for $200; that's almost 50% less than a new IB CPU and a nice cooler.
May 6, 2012 8:56:46 PM

Used is used... A new i7 920 still sells for around $260-280. For comparison, the i7 3770 ivy bridge costs $320 and a sandy bridge i7 2600 costs $300. These CPUs use a different socket type than the 2nd generation sandy bridge but still retain their value for the time being.

http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Processor-2-66GHz-LGA1366-B...
May 6, 2012 10:51:14 PM

There is no 'first generation' Sandy Bridge; the LGA 1156/1366 CPUs are based on the 45nm Nehalem microarchitecture. LGA 1155 CPUs are completely different as they rely on the 32nm Sandy Bridge architecture.

As for your combo, I've seen i7-930 + mobo/RAM combos going for $200-250. There's a pretty significant difference in gaming performance between my i3-2120 and your i7-920. Also keep in mind the i7-920/940 were discontinued just after the i7-930/950 came out, so the 920 is an even older CPU in terms of time on the market.
May 7, 2012 1:43:07 AM

I guess I never specified that they are used, thanks for bringing that up. The components have never been overclocked if that makes any difference.
May 7, 2012 7:57:35 PM

Warmacblu said:
The components have never been overclocked if that makes any difference.

That just means we don't know the true potential of your chip ;)  But in all seriousness, the i7-920s did OC pretty well (seen many near 4 GHz). It may actually give you some added value over i7-930s since the stepping changed from the 920/940 to the 930/950, and severely impacted overclocking ability.
May 9, 2012 5:21:08 PM

boiler1990 said:
That just means we don't know the true potential of your chip ;)  But in all seriousness, the i7-920s did OC pretty well (seen many near 4 GHz). It may actually give you some added value over i7-930s since the stepping changed from the 920/940 to the 930/950, and severely impacted overclocking ability.


That would depend on if it's a C0 or D0.

OP, if you have a D0, you'll get higher offers since they tend to go well into the 4GHz clock range. My W3520 did 4.7GHz, while my current 920 only does about 4.4GHz.
Let me know when you decide that you're willing to part everything out.
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