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is there really a reason to get a 970,975,or 980? or will a 965 be just as good with a H100?
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post #2 of 14
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is there really a reason to get a 970,975,or 980? or will a 965 be just as good with a H100?
H100 will good with anyone that you choose H100 Review
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post #3 of 14
Definitely not worth getting a 980. Just look at the price margins between each bin.

E.g. the 975 is $20 more than the than the 970, but the 970 is only $10 more than the 965. That considered, i'd get the 970. Or the 955, as its $110 after rebate on newegg.
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post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by Celcoid View Post
is there really a reason to get a 970,975,or 980? or will a 965 be just as good with a H100?
If you already have the 965, then just keep that with the H100.

But If you are buying new, then I'd get the 980 because the chance is alot higher to get a higher binned chip compared to say a 955 imo.

The difference of about $60 is worth it to me buying the 980 compared to the 955, which essentially is the same chip.
    
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post #5 of 14
They are all essentially the same chip but the 980 for example would run cooler then the 965 due to the higher clock speed with the same 125watt power draw. They will all most likely hit the same sort of overclocks.
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post #6 of 14
They all overclock relatively the same as the 955. If you are dropping that much change on a cooler, why not get an x6, or are you waiting for Bulldozer?
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post #7 of 14
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Well buying a 980 makes me just want to get a 2500k
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post #8 of 14
The 2500k will be a million times more future proof >.<
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post #9 of 14
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yeah..... Im either going with a 2500k and a MSI P67A-G45. Or a Phenom II 955 and a GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3
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post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by Celcoid View Post
yeah..... Im either going with a 2500k and a MSI P67A-G45. Or a Phenom II 955 and a GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3
Good choice. An H100 is totally unnecessary for a cool chip like the Phenom II.
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