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kaitlin4599

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Jul 15, 2013
ok so first off as most of you know i have a some what older desktop pc socket 1366 and the reason i cant save for a new pc is because im disabled i cant work and only get so much money each month and it all goes towards food and bills only reason i can upgrade is because i was given a 150 dollar gift-card for xmas so im wondering if i upgrade from a xeon w3565 which is the same as an i7 960 to a xeon w3680 which is the same as a 980X would it be a decent upgrade my GPU is an evga 960 2gig i know i should really ditch the older hardware but this is all i can afford so what do you guys think also for those who ask i can get the 6 core 3680 for 100$ used also my CPU will be closed lopped liquid cooled also if im not mistaken the W3680 can be overclocked as its unlocked
 

ATMINSIDE

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What are you using the system for?
What power supply is in it?
Does the motherboard BIOS have support for the CPU?
 

ATMINSIDE

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Editing... Of what kind? What programs?

It won't help a lick with gaming.

I'd be wary of pushing that OEM power supply too far...
 

Evilsizer

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im not seeing anywhere, that says the W3680 is unlocked. as well im with ATM, i wouldnt push ocing on a OEM psu, much less on the motherboard. only unlocked ones i know would be the X cpus or xtremes. X58 motherboards still got for a pretty penny, last i saw my Asus Rampage II Gene was 250. i got lucky at the time i bought one and got cpu/3x2gig kit and mobo for $260ish shipped. though now it just sits unused in the spare room. i guess i need to put it up in the classies to see if anyone wants it... i have lot of older HW i need to sell or its going to goodwill, i need to start getting rid of things instead of hanging on to them.
 
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kaitlin4599

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im not seeing anywhere, that says the W3680 is unlocked. as well im with ATM, i wouldnt push ocing on a OEM psu, much less on the motherboard. only unlocked ones i know would be the X cpus or xtremes. X58 motherboards still got for a pretty penny, last i saw my Asus Rampage II Gene was 250. i got lucky at the time i bought one and got cpu/3x2gig kit and mobo for $260ish shipped. though now it just sits unused in the spare room. i guess i need to put it up in the classies to see if anyone wants it... i have lot of older HW i need to sell or its going to goodwill, i need to start getting rid of things instead of hanging on to them.


http://www.cpu-world.com/sspec/Q4/Q4EH.html

http://forums.evga.com/W3680-Xeon-unlocked-multiplier-m1330735.aspx

http://www.overclock.net/t/1499987/intel-xeon-w3680-sold
 

ATMINSIDE

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The ones I posted earlier in the thread regarding what software you use...
 

ATMINSIDE

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Sony Vegas will utilize CUDA cores for rendering, this will be much faster with your GTX 960 than any 1366 based CPU.
You won't see a benefit for gaming or rendering with the new CPU.
 

ATMINSIDE

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Doesn't matter, won't make a noticeable difference in games and the GPU will still be faster for rendering.
 

caddi daddi

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in other words the cpu would be a side grade and worth nothing
now doing something with gpu and psu at the same time would be an upgrade.