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.
I guess it all went up to the 980x. I'm sure he'll buy high-end cards for his new chip. A high-end SSD is a must.