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How well does 1866 ram runs with the 970? I just saw that 1866 vengeance @ 9-9-9-24 only costs 4,- more per module. would this be a huge improvement over the 1600 99924?
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Depending on the software, performance can go both ways: http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/the-sandy-bridge-review-intel-core-i7-2600k-i5-2500k-core-i3-2100-tested/17

2600K has more performance per core and 970 has more performance total, though they'd both even out after overclocking as you would be able to run a higher 24/7 overclock on the 2600K with ease, which makes the 2600K a lot more cost effective. For the price of the 970 itself, you can already have the 2600K and the motherboard, so you can allocate more money to buy 16GB of RAM from the get-go.
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Depending on the software, performance can go both ways: http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/the-sandy-bridge-review-intel-core-i7-2600k-i5-2500k-core-i3-2100-tested/17

2600K has more performance per core and 970 has more performance total, though they'd both even out after overclocking as you would be able to run a higher 24/7 overclock on the 2600K with ease, which makes the 2600K a lot more cost effective. For the price of the 970 itself, you can already have the 2600K and the motherboard, so you can allocate more money to buy 16GB of RAM from the get-go.

If I could have acces to more ram with the 2600k I would have gone for it. But the additional ram on the 970 is what mattered most to me atm. So my choice will go towards the 970. The 970 will cost me 300,- more including the extra ram which will hopefully be worth it. And next year when ivy bridge hexa cores are avaible with quadchannel ram I'll be getting that.

As for the mobo, I first set my mind on the ASrock extreme, then when I noticed it lacked USB3.0 and sata 6 I went for the ASrock extreme3, but after reading a bad review about bad design and not so superb overclocking it got me doubting again.

So I was wondering if the Sabertooth might be a good option, if not I could keep my ASUS premium board and build in the sabertooth in the old rig.

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@ blameless

How well does 1866 ram runs with the 970? I just saw that 1866 vengeance @ 9-9-9-24 only costs 4,- more per module. would this be a huge improvement over the 1600 99924?

My memory is actually rated for DDR3-2000, but with six 4GiB DIMMs, anything beyond 1900 is impractical to use on my setup (I can run it but certain sub timings need to be loosened to the point where it's actually slower).

That said, 1866 should work great on most 970s, and if it's only slightly more expensive than 1600 for similar timings, by all means, go for it. You are not likely to notice the system being faster in day to day use, but the extra speed can shave a few seconds here and there off memory intensive apps.
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My memory is actually rated for DDR3-2000, but with six 4GiB DIMMs, anything beyond 1900 is impractical to use on my setup (I can run it but certain sub timings need to be loosened to the point where it's actually slower).

That said, 1866 should work great on most 970s, and if it's only slightly more expensive than 1600 for similar timings, by all means, go for it. You are not likely to notice the system being faster in day to day use, but the extra speed can shave a few seconds here and there off memory intensive apps.

As for the mobo would you have any recommendations? Stick to my old Asus premium board? and swap the old rig with the sabertooth or go for something more expensive?
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I don't see any compelling reason to upgrade your current board; it should more than suffice.
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I don't see any compelling reason to upgrade your current board; it should more than suffice.

Well I'm going for a complete new rig as I already practially sold this one to a m8 of mine who is in urgent need of one. Since he doesnt have alot of knowledge about overclocking and such I thought it would suffice to just give him a sabertooth and just go with my own for the new rig.
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I think the archon in push/pull would be great for you. You aren't trying to squeeze every last drop out of the OC, like you already said. And regardless, the Archon is an amazing performer anyways.

Get it, safe the headache of sizing issues, and be done with it.
     
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