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post #1 of 16
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First of all, this is all going towards a rig, I don't need any answers like a car or house, and especially: buying girls, as I already have a girlfriend.

And yes my current rig I'll be selling on eBay or craigslist soon, that's a portion of how I'm getting the money, and the rest is work. Hard work.
I am definitely waiting for the Sandy Bridge Extreme series. Now are there going to be sb-e Xeon processors? If so, would it be recommended to buy a server dual xeon or the desktop 3960x? When will the eta be on a AMD 7990? And a caselabs case is obviously something I'll be in the market for.
Suggestions?
Edited by Heat - 7/29/11 at 8:37pm
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post #2 of 16
I would definitely wait for SB-E like you are planning on. Do some comparisons between that and Bulldozer (which I still don't expect to blow me away...).

Case Labs will be great for a real extreme setup!

I believe we're going to see the first wave of 7000 series in just a few months - I've read they were timing the release shortly after BullDozer. We can probably expect the 7990 (if they stay with current model number conventions -_-...) by end of year/Q1 2012.

Have you seen the LGA2011 Asus concept boards? If you have a budget that steep you might be able to jump into something like that if it comes to fruition.

http://images.bit-tech.net/news_imag...d/asus-l-2.jpg
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With that kind of budget...definitely a dual processor server motherboard and CPUs is necessary. Probably want to pick up a pair of gtx780s. But in reality that's a long time away and kind of hard to plan a build.
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Ivy Bridge is supposed to come out in December. There's a news thread for that. I'm just curious to see how SB-E will compare to IB.

Definitely get a CaseLabs case.
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post #5 of 16
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With that kind of budget...definitely a dual processor server motherboard and CPUs is necessary. Probably want to pick up a pair of gtx780s. But in reality that's a long time away and kind of hard to plan a build.
Exactly, there's only so much I can see into the future with the 7990 vs gtx 680, but dual Xeon's is obviously where I need to be heading.
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post #6 of 16
My SR-2 build with 2x E5650's cost considerably less than you are wanting to spend, so you should definitely go that way imo.
post #7 of 16
I am not trolling, but wait till next March before asking a question on items that have no release date or pricing or solid real numbers to compare to. Its hard for people to answer the questions you want to ask.

But then again with that budget you can go with probably the most powerful Intel CPU in March =)
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post #8 of 16
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I am not trolling, but wait till next March before asking a question on items that have no release date or pricing or solid real numbers to compare to. Its hard for people to answer the questions you want to ask.

But then again with that budget you can go with probably the most powerful Intel CPU in March =)
True, just ever since the benchmark was released for the 3960x it really got me thinking.
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post #9 of 16
Go with a truly epic eyfinity setup. With that kind of budget I'd expect an effing imax theater
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post #10 of 16
Personally I would opt for a really good Mac.












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