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Thinking of buying (used) 2600k or 3930k

Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards Intel' started by nz3777, May 6, 2018.

  1. nz3777

    nz3777 Ancient Guru

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    Hey guys I need your opinion on this I was looking around to build a 2nd system but cannot decide which one would be better (ebay) has them both listed at around $100 Bucks used.
    The reason for the build...Mainly Gaming and light web-browsing . Which one of these 2 cpu's would you guys choose? Possible I can step-up to a 2700k or a 3960x for a few pennies more if I am lucky. 2nd thing is Motherboard and x79 does have more features and coares (moar-cores) haha. I am leaning on the x79 as of now,Is it hard to find a decent working used motherboard for these things? Ebay looks to be expensive.

    Thank-you much for your time. Nick.
     
  2. Agent-A01

    Agent-A01 Ancient Guru

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    Mobos for X79 likely more expensive but 6 core > 4 core.

    Look for a 4930k if possible
     
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  3. GetMax

    GetMax Member Guru

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    I’m satisfied with my 3930K. Does 4.2 with offset voltage and 4.5 with fixed voltage. Haven’t really tried to OC higher. Go for more cores if you can.
     
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  4. nz3777

    nz3777 Ancient Guru

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    They are a couple bucks more I've seen em at $120-$130 but if I go any higher then Might as well just get Ryzen 1st gen on sale now for $140 6/12 thread. Iam hoping to find a combo deal if possible.

    One guys selling a Asus Rampage Extremme with a 3930k for $300 bucks.
     

  5. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    Ryzen would cost a lot more to build due to DDR4 memory pricing....
     
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  6. jaggerwild

    jaggerwild Master Guru

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    My 3930K will do over 5Ghz, my board doesn't like to, my board has a crack as it was dropped. I bought it non working and salvaged it. That said I have 2 P9X79PRO'S I think they both need a north bridge.
    Keep in mind mine does that only under water cooling(custom), I seen INTEL X79 motherboards from China that are working for around $100 us, you may find lower........
     
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  7. DAW40

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    I have a 4930k ,,, Very good processor. It uses 20 percent CPU when I play Unreal Tournament Beta ..... So it will cream through games and use 1 core..... good luck on your purchase my friend...
     
  8. Agonist

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    Had a 3930k, actually sold my X79 to build my Ryzen setup.
    0 Regrets.
    Was a good setup though.
    Still is a beast today.
    3930k@ 4.1 for gaming, 4.75ghz for benchmarks
    16GB Hyper X 1866 @ 2000
    ASUS X79 Pro
     
  9. -Tj-

    -Tj- Ancient Guru

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    As agent101 said get Ivy version, 4000 series or better yet save some more and go zen+ route.
     
  10. mbk1969

    mbk1969 Ancient Guru

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    Yeah, 4930 would be better.
     
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  11. DAW40

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    As I said, my 4930k pownz. Games take up a core. 4930k or 8700k games are gonna be the same sh*T. Exuse me for my French. I also use Sonar Platinum and my DAW is running smooth, barely uses 30 percent of CPU power on a big project. So no point in me upgrading. Also if you want your render times to be less, invest in a high end video card. Grab a 1080 GTX and your set to do hard core video editing. thx
     

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