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http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/...rifire_redux/6

Correct me if I am wrong, but seems like the x58 platform seems to hold back on bottlenecking...
Overall, if you want to be the poweruser, go for the 980x
For better gaming performance, no Sata 3 bottleneck, better overclockability, then go for the 2600k...
And to tell you the truth, for the price, get the 2600k, gtx 580, and use that saved money for a SSD or even another gtx 580...

and CPU bottleneck vs pci express bandwidth are different scenerio's...
i'd say CPU bottleneck is more limited at this time...
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I'd go for the Sandy Bridge because the cost is significantly lower than the 980x.

If you have the money to blow though, by all means, go for the 980x and then go for quad sli with gtx 580s at x16x16x16x16.
haha, wouldn't that be fun? Although the quad would drag it a tad out of my price range.
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haha, wouldn't that be fun? Although the quad would drag it a tad out of my price range.
If I could do it, I honestly would. Overkill is a lovely thing to have.
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can I ask why you are choosing a 980x over the 990x??

I believe the 990x is actually cheaper on newegg. Unless you are just looking for facts at this point.

If you want the best CPU out there and have the cash to blow...Go for the 980x/990x. If you want to save about 650 bucks and still get amazing performance...Then get the 2600k.

Also Tri-Channel at this point really does not add that much of a benefit. There was a review on it somewhere. Let me see if I can find it.
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even a 6990 is barely bottlenecked by an 8x PCI-E. A 2500k + GTX580 SLI is the Way to go for gaming =) Unless you play a on triple monitor setup, id go with a two 6970 .. or maybe 3GB GTX580 SLI.
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can I ask why you are choosing a 980x over the 990x??

I believe the 990x is actually cheaper on newegg. Unless you are just looking for facts at this point.

If you want the best CPU out there and have the cash to blow...Go for the 980x/990x. If you want to save about 650 bucks and still get amazing performance...Then get the 2600k.

Also Tri-Channel at this point really does not add that much of a benefit. There was a review on it somewhere. Let me see if I can find it.
If you could that would be great. I just remember seeing somewhere that 990/980x was the way to go for multiple gpus. Yet the money I would save on the 2600K would pay for another 580gtx. Which is part of why you see me here asking for opinions.
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The tri channel on X58 is not superior to the dual channel on P67/Z68. The only advantage of X58 is the 3-way or 4-way SLI.
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If you could that would be great. I just remember seeing somewhere that 990/980x was the way to go for multiple gpus. Yet the money I would save on the 2600K would pay for another 580gtx. Which is part of why you see me here asking for opinions.
Get the 2500K and SLI up 2 580s
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If you could that would be great. I just remember seeing somewhere that 990/980x was the way to go for multiple gpus. Yet the money I would save on the 2600K would pay for another 580gtx. Which is part of why you see me here asking for opinions.
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Sandy Bridge prices are great and the 2600K is, in all aspects, capable. But, 1366 motherboards are generally better and the 980x is a powerhouse if you're willing to drop the cash for it.
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