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Got a 3960x, swap for 3820?

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January 3, 2013 9:31:59 AM

Recently a bought a second hand pc.
Quite nice specs:
CPU: i7 3960x
CPU cooler: Corsair H80 (watercooling)
Motherboard: Asus P9X79 pro
GPU: Asus GTX 560Ti
RAM: 16GB (not sure what brand) @ 1333MHz
SSD: 120GB (again, not really sure what brand, sorry, I'm on my crappy laptop now)
HDD: 2TB WD green (5400 rpm)

These parts are about a year old, never have been overclocked.
Now, I was wondering, since I mainly use my pc for gaming, wouldn't an i7 3820 be better?
I don't think I will ever use my current cpu to its full potential.
Do you guys think there are people that would buy my 3960x for about €700? (I still have the original cooler)
I'd then buy a 3820 for €270 and use the money that I made to buy a new/second video card.


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January 3, 2013 10:52:22 AM

There will be little to no difference in gaming between the 3960x and 3820, both are great. Since that is a $1000 cpu I would recommend selling it, buying the 3820, selling the 560 TI and buying a 680 or 7970 GHZ. I'm pretty sure you could sell it for at least that price.
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January 3, 2013 11:10:12 AM

CPU's and motherboards are interesting things, as soon as you use it once, essentially its value plummets to like half.

I don't think it'll be worth it.
August 14, 2013 12:50:04 PM

Sell the 3960X buy a 3930K and buy another 560
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