Originally Posted by littledonny
also, another reason to WC the 6990 first: if the heaviest computing you do is gaming, a GPU OC of 25% will crush a CPU OC of 25% in terms of benefit gained (which would be measured by FPS increases in your favorite games)
Thank you for your first lengthy post. I'd rather go with WC than air cooling because there isn't a whole lot I can do to cool the 6990 on air...and I have an 800D which is notorious for bad air circulating. WC has always been like a "dream" to me ever since I saw the first huge external rads. I definitely want to get the 6990 under water asap, just the $100+ waterblocks are so expensive...
How much work is involved adding another component to a loop? Like if I just did the CPU for a lil bit then when more cash came around I could add a WB for the 6990.
Originally Posted by Chewy
I would be selling the 950 because it is still worth good money used. You can get a sb setup and still have money left over for a ssd afterwards. There is nothing wrong with your 950 but as ivy bridge etc is just around the corner it is a good idea to sell your current setup before it becomes too old and is worth less used.
Killing two birds with one stone that's all
. Unless you want to wait a year or two and spend $$$$ for a new rig ??
That would make sense...but if you think about it in the aspect of, say I lost $50 upgrading to SB, then when IB comes out I might lose another $50. At the same time if I skipped SB and went straight to IB, then I would lose ~$100. Those aren't real numbers..I'd probably lose more for both situations, it just adds more work switching twice.
Plus I kind of like having this much RAM even if its near useless, the e-peen when mentioning I have 24gigs of RAM to somebody is just lovely (:
Rep added to helpful posts. Thanks guys.