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I do tons of 3D rendering and 2D and fotoshoping. So, I plan to improve my CPU power.
1st, getH100, overclock 960 to 4.0 Ghz.
2nd, when Ivy Bridge come out, get a 990x used (or even new) and get to 4.5 Ghz.

or, get an entire new IB build when it comes along.

Reason why I don't wanna get a new build is because I don't wnna redo my build which is currently a few months old. reinstall OS, programs, etc. Do you guys think the 990x route will bbe better than the Ivy Bridge route? considering I don't have to rebuy OS, RAM, etc.

And how long will a 990x last me?
    
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Wow... are you sure it's not your memory the bottleneck ?


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Do you guys think the 990x route will bbe better than the Ivy Bridge route? considering I don't have to rebuy OS, RAM, etc.
Emm you can keep your OS and your RAM mate you'll just need a new mboard+CPU...
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Got 12 gb of RAM today, but isn't the 1155 dual channel? the 1366 is triple channel.
    
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Got 12 gb of RAM today, but isn't the 1155 dual channel? the 1366 is triple channel.
They won't be paired sets, but you can just use either 3 or 6 sticks on the 1366 board just fine. (or 2/4 sticks in 1155)
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