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i7 6950X in 2020?

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depends on the price. Its still decent processor.


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Just now, SavageNeo said:

depends on the price. Its still decent processor.

yes ik its a decent CPU But it is selling at almost MSRP on Amazon, and on eBay it is from $650-$2000 ($2000 was the highest price I saw and its not like I am considering buying one, Im just asking)

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1 minute ago, Lt. Hammerman said:

yes ik its a decent CPU But it is selling at almost MSRP on Amazon, and on eBay it is from $650-$2000 ($2000 was the highest price I saw and its not like I am considering buying one, Im just asking)

You can make any CPU have terrible value, by looking for the worst listings for it.

Point is, this CPU rivals a 3700x/3800x (which have more single core performance, but the i7 6950x has four more threads), so if its price (including motherboard) is higher than those, it can be seen as a bad value.


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43 minutes ago, Lt. Hammerman said:

yes ik its a decent CPU But it is selling at almost MSRP on Amazon, and on eBay it is from $650-$2000 ($2000 was the highest price I saw and its not like I am considering buying one, Im just asking)

If it's 300-400$ - it's good. If it's 600$ - it's a tough sell. Anything more - forget about it

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Looks like there are tons of them on eBay above $600, so some people must be willing to buy them.

 

One advantage of those parts is the large number of PCIe lanes that you don't find in the standard consumer CPUs, so it's likely there is some niche that values them for it.


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Say you got a lower end X99 system 5 years or so ago with 6 cores, and you're thinking of upgrading now. The higher end CPUs will still allow that. There will be tradeoffs either way, one value of getting a higher drop-in processor is that you can practically keep going after the swap. Hardly any downtime. If you go for a new system, you're starting from scratch. Hardware availability is generally not the limiting factor for me when changing systems, it is getting all the software set up again that's the biggest pain.


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I mean if you want PCIe lanes forget about Intel HEDT and go straight to Threadripper. the 1920X (12-Cores/24-Threads) goes for $200-$250 on Amazon Regularly and that is buying it new not used. and you can find the X399 Taichi by ASRock for $200-$350

1 hour ago, Kilrah said:

Looks like there are tons of them on eBay above $600, so some people must be willing to buy them.

 

One advantage of those parts is the large number of PCIe lanes that you don't find in the standard consumer CPUs, so it's likely there is some niche that values them for it.

 

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