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Is it really worth it?

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December 1, 2010 4:51:44 AM

My problem is that I already know the i7-960 will be way more than enough for gaming and school (basic stuff) but there is the i7-970. These are the prices.

i7-960: $85
i7-970: $215

Yes I know they are cheap as hell. There's nothing wrong with them because they're new. I'm just wondering if I should go for that 970 or should I just save the money and use it on other pc parts?

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December 1, 2010 5:13:39 AM

Sounds like stolen property being resold especially with those prices.
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December 1, 2010 5:36:33 AM

There's no way that's legit. That's just too cheap.
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December 1, 2010 11:16:10 AM

Please do not assume that it is not legit or they are stolen just because of the prices. I posted on this forum asking for expert help from those who know more than me. These are in fact correct prices and yes like I said they are extremely cheap. No I will not resell them even if they were that cheap. Ill get what I need and then leave it at that. I'm looking forward to helpful replies.
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December 1, 2010 11:29:23 AM

The 970 retails for nearly $900, I wouldn't pass that price up.
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December 1, 2010 11:36:14 AM

Yes I have seen the newegg prices but this price revolves every 6 months for me so its not a big deal. It is a steal. However for gaming and just basic school work am I better off going with the 960 and just use the extra cash towards new parts for my build.
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December 1, 2010 2:29:12 PM

jeffrey90 said:
It is a steal. .



Yes it sounds stolen, you are correct
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December 1, 2010 2:55:10 PM

As enticing as the price of the hex core is, it sounds to me like you would not be able to use the extra 2 cores for anything useful. I would get the 960 if I were in your shoes. I would save the money. If you plan to keep the computer for a long time though, such as 5 years or more (which I do not advise), it might be better to get the 970.

An alternative would be to purchase both, then sell the i7 960 for $300. You could easily get that money for it. Then you have a free 970.
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December 1, 2010 4:24:24 PM

Thanks for the info Enzo I'll go with the 960 then.
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December 1, 2010 4:24:34 PM

Best answer selected by jeffrey90.
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December 1, 2010 4:26:51 PM

hogan773 said:
Yes it sounds stolen, you are correct


Steal as in it's so cheap because that's what it is being sold for. I don't know if you're being sarcastic. :D 
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December 1, 2010 6:03:18 PM

jeffrey90 said:
Steal as in it's so cheap because that's what it is being sold for. I don't know if you're being sarcastic. :D 



I was.....but if its a legit CPU for that price, yes it is a steal! Care to share what type of store/source is selling a new CPU for this great price?
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December 1, 2010 6:59:22 PM

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