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So I was browsing ebay today and saw someone selling a bunch of these 2670 chips. seems like it was a liquidation since the seller had 20 of them. Anyways I paid $100.

 

I think i'll throw it into my old Asus X79 WS and make it a workstation while converting my current system into a gaming computer. I don't really see the need for the 2011v3 (X99) besides wanting 128GB of ram.

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Man I am so outta the loop on CPUs these days, I don't even know what socket that is :lol:

It's the 2011 socket :). not the 2011v3 that everyone knows as X99 platform.
Thanks, likely I'll never see one since my cheapass gave up on the enthusiast sockets after 1366 haha.

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Man I am so outta the loop on CPUs these days, I don't even know what socket that is :lol:

It's the 2011 socket :). not the 2011v3 that everyone knows as X99 platform.
Thanks, likely I'll never see one since my cheapass gave up on the enthusiast sockets after 1366 haha.

 

One could argue going enthusiast level as being cheaper if you really think about it.  Someone with a Sandy-Bridge E barely has any reason to upgrade to Haswell-E today yet the budget minded user who bought a 3570K around the same time is more likely to have already bought Skylake.  As long as you don't go $1000 CPU or upgrade every generation it seems like a decent option having an upgrade path with old Xeons should you need more than 6 cores later and VERY nice resell value.  

 

Now ignore what the idiot making the post DID do and go by what I SAID you could do and all will be well. Though in my defense the 5930K is a bigger improvement over the 4930K than I expected, though a lot of that has to do with this one running a higher OC on stock volts than the 4930K volted up and try harding.

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Thanks, likely I'll never see one since my cheapass gave up on the enthusiast sockets after 1366 haha.

One could argue going enthusiast level as being cheaper if you really think about it.  Someone with a Sandy-Bridge E barely has any reason to upgrade to Haswell-E today yet the budget minded user who bought a 3570K around the same time is more likely to have already bought Skylake.  As long as you don't go $1000 CPU or upgrade every generation it seems like a decent option having an upgrade path with old Xeons should you need more than 6 cores later and VERY nice resell value.  

 

Now ignore what the idiot making the post DID do and go by what I SAID you could do and all will be well. Though in my defense the 5930K is a bigger improvement over the 4930K than I expected, though a lot of that has to do with this one running a higher OC on stock volts than the 4930K volted up and try harding.

But of course, but that's why I'm tooting along happily with my stock 2600K, I have a 4.6GHz overclock profile in reserve if I need it but really nothing makes this beast sweat. I'm not even mad :lol:

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