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I bought a new rig last night, pre-built... Here's the specs; followed by a few questions, and also would like some feedback from yall. Spent 2,000$ USD Flat

(These didn't come in the deal)Monitor: x3 Acer GD235HZ 24 inch 3D-Ready 120hz
CPU: I7 990x extreme edition 3.6GHZ processor
GPU: AMD HD6970 x3 working on 3 way crossfire
Motherboard: Intel DX58SO2 ATX
PSU: 900w Rocketfish sli RDY unit
Case: 932 HAF ADV, ready for liquid cooling and comes with 5 fans already hooked up
Memory: 12GB Ripjaw DDR3 1600(4GB on each stick)
Wireless: Onboard wireless adapter
Hard Drive: 80GB Intel SSD drive for windows bootup, 1TB x2 Hard Drive
Drive: BluRay drive, Light scribe DVDR/RW
USB 3.0: 2 on motherboard
USB 2.0: 10 on the desktop


Questions;
1) For 2k$, not bad right? Or am I missing something?
2) I ALSO bought a PNY gtx 580 from a user here about a week ago, before buying this PC. Now I know Tri-Fire 6970 isn't much upgrade from crossfire.
Should I get rid of the 3x 6970's and get some cash, then followed by buying another Gtx 580? Or keep the 6970's?
3) Taking all recommendations, comments, tips, whatever you got.
Thanks!
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3x 6970s and a 990X for 2000? How did that...work?
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Two GeForce GTX 580s is probably better than two Radeon 6970s (assuming the dual card setups follow the same order they do in single card setups), so if tri-fire isn't much more additional atop of cross-fire (I am going on what you are saying here since I do not know personally), then yes, the GeForce GTX 580 SLi should be better.

I can't speak of the value, but I can say this. If this was for gaming, you'd probably have been better off getting a Sandy Bridge, as it'd be better or cheaper (if not likely both), although that's certainly no slouch.
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Looks good on the pricing side, I would probably stay with the cards you have, although I don't know if they scale well and I can't really say any recommendations. Have fun with it.
    
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Originally Posted by geoxile View Post
3x 6970s and a 990X for 2000? How did that...work?
^This...

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Originally Posted by Wretch3d View Post
1) For 2k$, not bad right? Or am I missing something?
You got a great deal. It's too bad you got an Intel motherboard, though. The 990x is supposed to be a great overclocker. Oh, and you might want to replace your PSU sometime soon.

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2) I ALSO bought a PNY gtx 580 from a user here about a week ago, before buying this PC. Now I know Tri-Fire 6970 isn't much upgrade from crossfire.
Should I get rid of the 3x 6970's and get some cash, then followed by buying another Gtx 580? Or keep the 6970's?
Keep the 6970s. They scale well, and the "sweet spot" for multiple card setups is three 6970s or a 6990 and 6970.
Edited by thisischuck01 - 7/30/11 at 1:25am
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post #6 of 10
What these guys said. Great deal, but replace that PSU asap.
    
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2,000$
So 1k CPU
AMD HD6970 x3 is around 1k

Hmm?
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post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by thisischuck01 View Post
^This...



You got a great deal. It's too bad you got an Intel motherboard, though. The 990x is supposed to be a great overclocker. Oh, and you might want to replace your PSU sometime soon.



Keep the 6970s. They scale well, and the "sweet spot" for multiple card setups is three 6970s or a 6990 and 6970.

To answer those questions, I found this beast on ebay. As far as the 2600k, sure maybe if I bought this rig brand new, from manufacturer... couldve saved money but like I said for this price, I was astonished. Here's some screenshots of the post of the computer I bought. I plan on taking the psu out and change it with my hx1000 in my other rig. Also as far as the mobo, im looking for an upgrade. Well I have 2 rigs, the other one has a i7 960, with a gtx 275(built over 2 years ago, but currently deployed to afghanistan.. so I cant upgrade it yet) Maybe I should just add that extra gtx 580 to the older rig and use that for single card, n keep the 3 6970's :X


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pics or it didn't happen
    
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pics or it didn't happen
See above
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