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6990 would be better tbh... And cheaper to boot.
Its hardly cheaper if you have to make one yourself, considering they are OOS around the world atm
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I dont know much about this stuff and im not to worryed about the cost. I want to get the most out of the GPU so maybe 3x GTX 580 or 2x GTX 590? witch would be the more powerful of the to options? or is there even a better option?
3x 580's will do you more power, especially the frame buffer. Also, get the 990X Processor over the 2600K. It will make it much faster + More future proof.
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3x 580's will do you more power, especially the frame buffer. Also, get the 990X Processor over the 2600K. It will make it much faster + More future proof.
Are you kidding? The 990x is on an almost dead socket (LGA1366).

Get the 2600k and 3x GTX580 3GB's. The 590's are a joke when compared to the 3GB 580's.

And a solid 1000w PSU should do the trick nicely for that setup. Just make sure you get the Asus P8P67 WS Revolution motherboard, so you can enjoy all 3 cards.
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6990 would be better tbh... And cheaper to boot.
I disagree. 2x 6990s wouldn't scale as well as 3x 3gb 580s or 3x 6970s and it wouldn't be cheaper than the latter.

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Also, get the 990X Processor over the 2600K. It will make it much faster + More future proof.
Are you trolling? The 2600k is not only better for gaming, but on a socket that will be Ivy Bridge compatible.
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Are you kidding? The 990x is on an almost dead socket (LGA1366).

Get the 2600k and 3x GTX580 3GB's. The 590's are a joke when compared to the 3GB 580's.

And a solid 1000w PSU should do the trick nicely for that setup. Just make sure you get the Asus P8P67 WS Revolution motherboard, so you can enjoy all 3 cards.
LGA 1366 Is not dead. People just get LGA 1155 because people recommend the i5 2500k / i7 2600k because they're good Overclockers. the 990X is far better than an i7 2600k. 4 cores/4 threads - 6 cores/6 threads

which one do you think wins?

It is quite obvious. And, LGA 1366 is triple channel compatible, so that's even more of an improvement.
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LGA 1366 Is not dead. People just get LGA 1155 because people recommend the i5 2500k / i7 2600k because they're good Overclockers. the 990X is far better than an i7 2600k. 4 cores/4 threads - 6 cores/6 threads

which one do you think wins?

It is quite obvious. And, LGA 1366 is triple channel compatible, so that's even more of an improvement.
LGA2011 is coming out later this year to completely kill of 1366. All 1366 CPU's are already at their EOL. Ivy Bridge is coming to LGA1155. There is NOTHING new coming to LGA1366, nothing. Not to mention the 2600k scales a LOT further than any Nehalem does.

Triple channel memory means absolutely nothing as well. We're talking 1-3% at MOST in synthetic RAM benchmarks, which that difference goes to 0% after overclocking, or going with higher than 1600 RAM sticks.

I think the 2600k wins easily. It's got future proofed CPU's coming in, it clocks higher, and its just an all around better buy considering its $700 cheaper than the 990X is for the CPU alone.
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Why are you building a machine that costs that much if you're a noob? Why not start with baby steps with a medium machine and see if it can play your favorite games before deciding on top tier cards that will be replaced in five months time.
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What controller does that Kingston SSD use? If it's the SF-2281, then I'd switch to either Intel 510 or Crucial M4. I'd also switch those 590s for 3x 3gb 580s if cost is not an issue. If cost is an issue, I'd got with 3x 6970s.

Edit: The reason for switch to 3gb 580s is because you get more vram and quad SLI scales like crap, tri SLI is the better way to go. Also, the reason to avoid SF-2281 controlled SSDs is because they have firmware issues.
http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/9885...ng-thread.html no it doesn't.

I know its 4 580's and not 2 590's but it stille does scale very nicely, however I agree on 2 or 3 GTX 580 3 GB's, don't know if he'll need 3 for 1600p, but if he wants it to last maybe get a mobo with 3 slots at least so he can add one down the road if needs be.
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I disagree. 2x 6990s wouldn't scale as well as 3x 3gb 580s or 3x 6970s and it wouldn't be cheaper than the latter.


Are you trolling? The 2600k is not only better for gaming, but on a socket that will be Ivy Bridge compatible.
You know, WHY exactly do you think I'm trolling? I get SUPER Pissed when people say that I'm trolling when I'm not.

People are only going to go to Ivy if they need it. Compatibility is a new thing for Intel. I doubt it's going to even work at that. There is so much that goes into each line of processors, especially for the architecture for Intel chips. AMD's chips were built originally on compatibility. Intel, on the other hand wasn't.

LGA 1366 is just as good as LGA 1155. Hell, I've seen higher Overclocks on LGA 1366. 5Ghz + most of the time, when LGA 1155 kind of troubles with 5Ghz + unless your on LN2.

Not only does LGA 1366 clock higher, but like I said it features triple channel memory. I haven't seen a Hex-core processor land on an LGA 1155 platform. I doubt that Intel is going to make the socket's compatible. Their known for overall upgrade, so people blow their money for not too much of a performance gain going from Sandy to Ivy.

Triple channel memory is even better than Dual-channel, especially if you have a Hex core processor and want to game and listen to some music on YouTube at the same time.

If you could possibly tell me how a Hex-core processor with 12 threads is slower than an Quad-core with 8 threads?

IMO, you need to revise what you said.
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You know, WHY exactly do you think I'm trolling? I get SUPER Pissed when people say that I'm trolling when I'm not.

People are only going to go to Ivy if they need it. Compatibility is a new thing for Intel. I doubt it's going to even work at that. There is so much that goes into each line of processors, especially for the architecture for Intel chips. AMD's chips were built originally on compatibility. Intel, on the other hand wasn't.

LGA 1366 is just as good as LGA 1155. Hell, I've seen higher Overclocks on LGA 1366. 5Ghz + most of the time, when LGA 1155 kind of troubles with 5Ghz + unless your on LN2.

Not only does LGA 1366 clock higher, but like I said it features triple channel memory. I haven't seen a Hex-core processor land on an LGA 1155 platform. I doubt that Intel is going to make the socket's compatible. Their known for overall upgrade, so people blow their money for not too much of a performance gain going from Sandy to Ivy.

Triple channel memory is even better than Dual-channel, especially if you have a Hex core processor and want to game and listen to some music on YouTube at the same time.

If you could possibly tell me how a Hex-core processor with 12 threads is slower than an Quad-core with 8 threads?

IMO, you need to revise what you said.
You have it EXTREMELY backwards there. 1155 clocks a LOT higher than 1366 does. 1155 has a cold bug, so you CAN'T use LN2 very easily with it. 1366 does not have a cold bug, and does scale okay with cold.

Again, 1155 is the better buy right now, due to 1366 being dead now. You can't argue it at all, because all of LGA1366 CPU's are hitting their EOL by the end of the year. They're being phased out for LGA2011.

Like it or not, LGA1366 is a dead socket, and an absolutely stupid buy right now.
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