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A 2500K is "good enough," a 990X for games is massive overkill. Buying a 990X for games is no different than buying a Xeon for games...completely unnecessary.
The 990X (and by extension SB-E) has its appropriate segment, but a gaming platform it is not, despite it being marketed as such.

yes yes, i am aware. it is my job to be aware. i was using 990x as an example as someone mentioned it above.
     
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Honestly, and not to come off as mean here, but benchmarks or it didn't happen. Benchmarks using real games, because you can't play 3DMark or Vantage.
You're running a stock 3GHz dual 6 core machine on previous gen architecture for applications that use at most 4 cores...a 5GHz 2600k rig operates 4 threads at roughly 200% of your SR2's speed. I'll let people do the math here themselves; suffice to say though, a 5GHz 2600K machine will completely school an SR2 (especially at stock speeds). Quad SLI is a different story since the 1155 rigs can't do it, but again, X79 will do a better job than SR2 or SR3 for that matter.
SR2/3 are either for bragging rights or for hardcore rendering, encoding, etc. A 990X with Quad SLI @ 5GHz > Dual Xeons @ 4.5GHz. It was true for X58 and will be true for X79.
I'll absolutely be plunking down a few thousand for an SR3 and a couple Xeon E5-2687W, but I'm in a situation where I'll load all 32 threads @ 100% for days on end and really require that power to get things done. Right now I'm using 4 3930K rigs clocked to 4.8GHz and still not even close to meeting the computing power I need...that's the type of use the SR3 is REALLY for, though I know the majority of the users won't have needs anywhere close to that.

Usually the SR-2 type guys fall into two camps. Those that know what they are talking about and use a monster of a machine like a SR-2 to do massive work such as 4k video encoding etc. Then you have those guys that think an SR-2 is the end all of gaming just because it it has two CPU and RAM banks and these guys usually don't have a clue. I think he falls into the second group.

Anyone who quotes 3DMark or Vantage and thinks they have any correlation to in-game performance is lol. 99.9% of games use 4 cores/threads or less. An SR2 with two Xeons at 3.0Ghz would get completely decimated by a 5Ghz single 990X X58 system with matching highly overclocked 4x GTX 580s. Once again I am not here to brag but to prove a point. Run the two tests below on your SR2 machine and you will see they don't even come close to the #1 numbers on the charts.

http://www.overclock.net/t/817064/metro-2033-benchmark-thread-using-official-tool

http://www.overclock.net/t/695978/official-top-30-heaven-benchmark-2-5-scores

For those of you that think the 990X is a waste for gaming, I do agree that SB is generally much cheaper and faster. Although, going with 4x GTX 580's forced me to go with the 990X. Just like 4x Kepler's will force me to go with X79 instead of IB 1155 until IB-E 2011 comes along.
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I'm going to get like 9001 FPS on minesweeper with my SR-X. Y'all are going to be super jelly.
    
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Usually the SR-2 type guys fall into two camps. Those that know what they are talking about and use a monster of a machine like a SR-2 to do massive work such as 4k video encoding etc. Then you have those guys that think an SR-2 is the end all of gaming just because it it has two CPU and RAM banks and these guys usually don't have a clue. I think he falls into the second group.
Anyone who quotes 3DMark or Vantage and thinks they have any correlation to in-game performance is lol. 99.9% of games use 4 cores/threads or less. An SR2 with two Xeons at 3.0Ghz would get completely decimated by a 5Ghz single 990X X58 system with matching highly overclocked 4x GTX 580s. Once again I am not here to brag but to prove a point. Run the two tests below on your SR2 machine and you will see they don't even come close to the #1 numbers on the charts.
http://www.overclock.net/t/817064/metro-2033-benchmark-thread-using-official-tool
http://www.overclock.net/t/695978/official-top-30-heaven-benchmark-2-5-scores
For those of you that think the 990X is a waste for gaming, I do agree that SB is generally much cheaper and faster. Although, going with 4x GTX 580's forced me to go with the 990X. Just like 4x Kepler's will force me to go with X79 instead of IB 1155 until IB-E 2011 comes along.

No one said a 990x isnt good for gaming but alot of sr-2 owners dont just strictly use our sr-2 for video or servers we do also game on them i bought my sr-2 for video editing for my business but for me to make another system just strictly for gaming imo is unecesarry since a sr-2 can run every game out there. If you got a 990x good even that is too much but too critize people cause they use a sr-2 for gaming also is pritty stupid. A sr-2 can run games perfectly fine so can a 990x u might get abit better optimization for games going to a 990x sure but the sr-2 does have its advantages in gaming as well as video applications like i use and server applications saying a sr-2 is only meant for one thing is very inaccurate my sr-2 will be good for atleast 3 or 4 years ill still be able to play every game out there that someone with a 990x would be able too.
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yes yes, i am aware. it is my job to be aware. i was using 990x as an example as someone mentioned it above.

Ah, okay. thumb.gif
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Lol i own a sr-2 and ive built several other systems ive tried for gaming my sr-2 stomps anything for gaming anyone says that a sr-2 or even the new sr-3 is useless for gaming hasn't actually owned a sr-2 and knows what its capable of out of the 4 or 5 different systems ive built the past few months for gaming and i mean not cheap stuff my sr-2 is still my top choice.

Please show me a single review backing up your claim. Most games won't even use 4 cores, with 6 core SB-Es coming out there aren't even games that even use most of a single CPU. Most games are GPU-bound and an SR-2 or SR-3 won't help you there.
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can we please change the thread title to "hardware police"
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can we please change the thread title to "hardware police"

I loled. :-) Seriously though, its getting crazy!
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can we please change the thread title to "hardware police"

lolz
    
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Looks promising smile.gif
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