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Old 22-03-21, 08:08 PM
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Worth buying a 10900k golden chip for £1500?

Just wondering if its worth buying a golden 10900k chip with cryo cooler for £1500? I currently have a reasonable chip 10900k but my low SP is niggling me lol.

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I would probably sell mine for retail price. Just not sure if its worth it apart from bragging rights

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Old 22-03-21, 08:48 PM
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No it's not worth it. You a gamer? Ok it'll probably get you a frame or two best case scenario a cpu limited game might get you more. But not £1500 worth. In the future I doubt you'll get much more or even MSRP value for the 10900k when you sell it.

Mine as well buy a 3090 from for that money. That's bigger bragging rights to way more people than an Intel CPU. It'll also give you more performance assuming you game.

But if it makes you happy and you can afford it then really comes down to you and nobody else.
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Old 22-03-21, 10:48 PM
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If you already have an 10900K, why would you pay an extra £1500 for just the exact same chip, but only clock a little higher?... Sure, at a maximum you'll get 50 fps more from it (which I highly doubt though), are those 50 fps then worth £1500?

I'd say absolutely not, save those money for a nice vacation once the pandemic is over.
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Old 23-03-21, 02:24 AM
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100% not worth it, there's way better things to put that money to, a better GPU or top flight monitor, the CPU is diminished returns.
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Get a 5950X and sell your 10900k setup.
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Old 23-03-21, 05:18 AM
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Intels current offerings are not worth touching with a barge pole, Get a 5900X or 5950X if you need the extra cores.
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Old 23-03-21, 05:30 AM
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Get a 5950X and sell your 10900k setup.
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Intels current offerings are not worth touching with a barge pole, Get a 5900X or 5950X if you need the extra cores.
Probably a stupid question for you, but just out of curiousity, what makes you both say that?...
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Old 23-03-21, 06:49 AM
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Because if you are going to spend that much money you may as well get your money's worth. 16 core cpu and a motherboard would be much more powerful overall than a 10900k that can clock an extra few hundred mhz.
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Old 23-03-21, 07:05 AM
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Thanks for your replies. The way I was seeing it is...

10900k retail £450ish
Cry cooler £350

If I could get it for £1000 and sell my chip for £450 then really all it cost me is £550ish for a golden sample and a cryo cooler.

Now, I can get good clocks with mine and apart from a good SP number and maybe a stable 5.4 all core with lower voltage than mine I don't think there will be a difference.

The only reason I did not go AMD was because I managed to get a brand new Asus Maximus Xii Extreme for £300. I dont need more than 10 cores either. I mainly game, stream and 3D design with 3ds max and some Autocad work.
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Old 23-03-21, 08:57 AM
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5950X also has PCI-E 4.0

10900k is limited to PCI-E 3.0

PCI-E 4.0 can give very noticeable gains in some situations.
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