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SSD for OS, Velociraptor for games, F3 for storage. 5850 for primary display, GTX 260 for Physx/folding duty.
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Took the words right outta my mouth
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SSD. Definitely on that chip
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980x does not outperform sandybridge in gaming but for other uses maybe, Yes i agree, But hey its a $1000 cpu

As far as bulldozer goes i have heared to many rumors to comment good and bad so im burying my head in the sand on that one but i hope for all our sakes it proves to be good

If he litterally uses his rig for gaming/browsing the internet then that extra money would be best spent upgrading the gpu he has, but if he can afford both then great! but his priority now should be a gpu that matches the performance of his new cpu and perhaps an ssd

Either way like i said nice cpu enjoy.
Yeah, a 980x with a 260 or even an hd5850 is a crazy lopsided build. I guess if you don't game it's not so bad, but geez.

All things considered an SSD is probably his next best bet.

I hope you reeeally like folding OP.
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I don't game, but I plan on doing abit of gaming now and then(recommend me some good games/ racing/shooting).. I had 400 pound ready for a i7 980x, one popped up for 400 I bought it..I wanted it I got it simple as , im planning on folding alot now aswell
The 6 core chips are the best you can get for folding. You can easy get 60k+ PPD @ 4.2Ghz. A well clock i7 980 is the same as having a 2600k @ 4.8ghz doing bigadv and a 2500k @ 4.6ghz doing smp at the same time. Thats how good an intel 6 core chip is at folding. Enjoy your chip and dont let haters change your mind. Fold Fold Fold!
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Honestly I too am thinking of getting a six-core now and hold out until IB instead of jumping to SB.

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honestly i too am thinking of getting a six-core now and hold out until ib instead of jumping to sb.

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dooooo it!!!!....
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Man, this site is full of Monday morning quarterbacks, its ridiculous. Every time someone gets something they have to chime in with "why didnt you get this? Or why didnt you get that?" Just go to another thread and find something that matters to talk about.

Just like when people say, "Should I go with this video card or that video card?" Then half the people chime in with a totally different card that does not meet the OP's needs or budget.

OP didnt ask anyone on their opinion of his top of the line cpu, he was asking about his HDD and video card, move on trolls.

Congrads on the cpu OP, Im in the same boat as everyone else, 5850 and maybe move the other stuff for an SSD.
couldn't have said it better myself
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Sounds like a lot of people are jealous of your 980
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The 6 core chips are the best you can get for folding. You can easy get 60k+ PPD @ 4.2Ghz. A well clock i7 980 is the same as having a 2600k @ 4.8ghz doing bigadv and a 2500k @ 4.6ghz doing smp at the same time. Thats how good an intel 6 core chip is at folding. Enjoy your chip and dont let haters change your mind. Fold Fold Fold!

My 980 is clocked at 4.2 and I get about 55k ppd plus my 480 gets about 15k
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My 980 is clocked at 4.2 and I get about 55k ppd plus my 480 gets about 15k
This alone is the reason a 980x would be useful to me
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