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Thanks for all of the input guys! I think with this latest sale that MC is having, I might just sell off my Phenom II X6 and motherboard.

I'm ready to try something new and what better time?! I want to wait for bulldozer, but god only knows how far of it truly is and I don't want to take a beating on my Phenom II parts when bulldozer comes out and demolishes my resale value.
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Did you see the Father's Day sale? Is that what your talking about? Save $40 on any motherboard with the purchase of a 2nd Gen Core processor. I'm going to take advantage of that and get the M4E for $330 instead of $370. Perfect timing for me.
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Did you see the Father's Day sale? Is that what your talking about? Save $40 on any motherboard with the purchase of a 2nd Gen Core processor. I'm going to take advantage of that and get the M4E for $330 instead of $370. Perfect timing for me.
Yessir. I wouldn't blow that much money on the motherboard when I can get a CPU + MB for that price haha... but still, I think I'll probably go for it.

I'm just hating the idea of having to reinstall AGAIN.
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Yessir. I wouldn't blow that much money on the motherboard when I can get a CPU + MB for that price haha... but still, I think I'll probably go for it.

I'm just hating the idea of having to reinstall AGAIN.
You also don't have 3 480's on water either. So why would you buy the best board to run tri sli? Maybe I should just put 1 of my 480's on the shelf and get a cheap board too

You get what you pay for. You'll see that now that your going to INTEL
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You also don't have 3 480's on water either. So why would you buy the best board to run tri sli? Maybe I should just put 1 of my 480's on the shelf and get a cheap board too

You get what you pay for. You'll see that now that your going to INTEL
That's true... I didn't see you're GPU setup. But considering how under-utilized Tri-SLI is, I would shelf that 480 or sell it TBH.

But money appears to be almost no object to you give your sig rig (lol), so I'm sure the MIVE is within reach.

And there's no guarantee yet that I'm going to Intel either... I need to take a look at my loop and see if I can finagle a new mounting bracket onto my RASA before I swap

Unfortunately, I think I'm going to have to drain the whole damn thing again.
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Hmmm. Interesting thread. I am also going SB next week, or even maybe Xeon. I'm tired of waiting for BD which will not give the 20% more performance like some claim.

EDIT: Oh yeah, OP, haha you will have to change that Sex-acore to a Sandy Crack. =D
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Whats more is Ivy for 1155 will be out only a few short months after slowdozer is finally released. Why wait on AMD? We've been waiting on their new design for six + years already.
6 years is not atypical for CPU development.

In fact, Sandy Bridge was in development since 2005, so it took 6 years too.
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That's true... I didn't see you're GPU setup. But considering how under-utilized Tri-SLI is, I would shelf that 480 or sell it TBH.

But money appears to be almost no object to you give your sig rig (lol), so I'm sure the MIVE is within reach.

And there's no guarantee yet that I'm going to Intel either... I need to take a look at my loop and see if I can finagle a new mounting bracket onto my RASA before I swap

Unfortunately, I think I'm going to have to drain the whole damn thing again.
Tri sli doesn't do much on 1 screen. On 3 screens in Nvidia Surround, it makes a huge difference!! Read all of ones sig, not just some 1 card per screen made some games go from 60fps to 90fps @ 5850x1080.
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Tri sli doesn't do much on 1 screen. On 3 screens in Nvidia Surround, it makes a huge difference!! Read all of ones sig, not just some 1 card per screen made some games go from 60fps to 90fps @ 5850x1080.


Sorry bout that lol... my head is in the clouds with all this upgrade talk going on.
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Sorry bout that lol... my head is in the clouds with all this upgrade talk going on.
All good dude. Just want you to know facts when in upgrade mode
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