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post #21 of 53
The 5850 would be a better choice over the 260. If you fold, you could use the 260 24/7, or just remove it completely.
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post #22 of 53
What do you use your pc for??

980x is a nice cpu If you mainly game then sorry but it is a waste of money compared to sandybridge
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go with the ssd i have one and plan on getting another 5 or 6 they rock youll notice a extreme difference in speed having one.
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post #24 of 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by jellis142 View Post
SSD for OS, Velociraptor for games, F3 for storage. 5850 for primary display, GTX 260 for Physx/folding duty.
or get a fair sized ssd for both..
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post #25 of 53
Congrats bro. Always wanted the 980x. Did you get it used? The 990 is cheaper than the 980. At least on newegg.
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post #26 of 53
Top of the 1366 foodchain. Well, side-top of the 1366 foodchain (990) LOL.

Still waiting for a good deal on one, hit the lotto or find one mysteriously under my pillow.
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post #27 of 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chewy View Post
What do you use your pc for??

980x is a nice cpu If you mainly game then sorry but it is a waste of money compared to sandybridge
yea ok but if he/she is keeping for for 2 years or so then its not as it outperforms sandy anyday. 1155 plantform was only here for a short while as the new socket 2011 in q4 ish or early 2012 ( then i bet intel will make another small socket off spin). Why wouldnt you want a top of the line cpu that beats a sandy ? If u had the cash I know I would. I think the sandy 1155 is a stop gap when Bulldozer and Ivy arrive it is going to be interesting.

edit: I am think on bulldozer for my next build of it all goes to plan but who knows. This industry changes every day as people take new gpus and last series to the next top oc. That makes the industry IMO.
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post #28 of 53
well the thing is 980x is great if hes doing a lot of work that supports the cpu, but really money wise if he can't afford a decent gpu whats the point when games these days are GPu heavy gpu .

but still happy that you bought what u wanted I hope you got it 2nd hand for a good price
post #29 of 53
i would of got a 2600k and a 6970 and an ssd .

nm real world difference between 980x and 2600k , besides your epeen size .

if gaming is your main priority , you made the wrong decision ..
    
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post #30 of 53
One question, though: why didn't you just get a 970? It OCs the same as the 980X and costs $400 less. If you got a deal on the 980X, disregard.
    
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