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I'd suggest the 2600k over the 990x, its just a vamped up 980x and the 2600k compares closely and even surpasses it in many benchmarks. W/ that budget def get like at least a 120gb ssd, it'll speed up boot times exponentially. Also any games or other programs u put on it will also start up extremely fast, any loading in game or in a program will be cut in half if not more. Video card wise, especially since ur only gaming at 1080p then either 6990 or CF 6970s would be awesome and carry you for a long time.
Doesn't the 990x have 6 cores as opposed to the 2600k's 4? Also don't they have different socket types? How would other 6 core processors stack up against the 990x?
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I do render in Cinema 4D and After Effects sometimes, will the 990x be of any use for those? Also I do believe two 6970s in Xfire are faster than 6990, and quieter. And the 590 is supposed be downclocked a lot to keep the temps down.
Also I would prefer to have 2GB video card RAM.
It would be of use but you can get that same use/performance w/ an OC'd 2600k. Yea I wasnt very impressed w/ the 590 like it should've been lol....rather go 580's SLI myself
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It would be of use but you can get that same use/performance w/ an OC'd 2600k. Yea I wasnt very impressed w/ the 590 like it should've been lol....rather go 580's SLI myself
Doesn't the 990x have more cores though? I could get SLI 580's if I threw out the 990x though.
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Doesn't the 990x have 6 cores as opposed to the 2600k's 4? Also don't they have different socket types? How would other 6 core processors stack up against the 990x?
Yes different sockets so you would have to get a different board but they all have the same ones just about. Its not necessarily the cores you should look at, its the benchmarking results and how they would apply to real life situations. But in the 6 core arena its def the champ.....until sandy bridge E processors drop hopefully later in the year.
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Alright, thanks letting me know.
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Take a gander at this for a few, the 990x will perform a lil better of course but gives u a general idea:

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/142?vs=287
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Yes different sockets so you would have to get a different board but they all have the same ones just about. Its not necessarily the cores you should look at, its the benchmarking results and how they would apply to real life situations. But in the 6 core arena its def the champ.....until sandy bridge E processors drop hopefully later in the year.
So if I wanted to, I could upgrade to a 6 core sandy bridge later on? Can you suggest a good sandy bridge mobo? Also do SSD's connect to SATA connectors or do you need a special mobo? And do the graphics cards normally come with the SLI/xfire cables or not?
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If you were to go SB, you can also get the ASUS Sabertooth model for that, drop the saved money towards an SSD or 2, and instead of getting the H50 (if ur doin overclocking and you want the performance instead of "hey i got water coolingzzz") go for the H70.
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I do render in Cinema 4D and After Effects sometimes, will the 990x be of any use for those? Also I do believe two 6970s in Xfire are faster than 6990, and quieter. And the 590 is supposed be downclocked a lot to keep the temps down.
Also I would prefer to have 2GB video card RAM.
The price difference in the 99x and the 2600k is so not worth it. The 2600k is awesome for rendering and will do the job just fine. And for something you would do sometimes is not worth the extra 600 bucks.

Now with the 600 you have saved you can run 2 or 3, 120 SSDs in raid and have some real performance. You will get faster rendering times out of doing that then buying the 990x. I noticed faster rendering times when I got my SSD.

Since you want to build a awesome gaming rig, buy the i5-2500k or the i7-2600k and turn off hyper threading. I just can't see the reason to spend a grand on a chip. But that is my thoughts. I bough the i5-2500k and I choose it over the i7-2600k just because the gains are really not worth the extra hundred bucks to me since I would have to turn the HT off. It was not a money thing it was a price to performance issue for me.

Most people will agree you can build a bad ass gaming rig with the i5-2500k.
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