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Hey All,

A recent purchase made me look at my current motherboard and wonder... I put in my order for 2 6970s (Amazon deal, lets hope it all works out). From what I've found out from google is that my current board will support crossfire but its going to be a tight fit. That has me a bit concerned about heat. So what I am wondering is, is upgrading just my MB while I wait for the next gen intel stuff, 2011, worth it? My current 920 is fast enough for me, and i would like to OC it at some point. SO its not like I have to upgrade the day it comes out, i could wait for a few months or so.

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Even the 2011 stuff won't be a HUGE improvement. I really think we've hit a spot where we need to wait for the software to catch up to the hardware.

Also, I wouldn't buy another X58 board unless you can 1) Sell your current one 2) Get a good deal. Even if it's a tight fit (one card on top of each other) the temperatures won't be drastically horrible. Just one will be slightly hotter.

However I'm all for keeping the X58 platform if you already have it.
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^^^^ agreed i have a r3e and sabertooth for sale biggrin.gif
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I think your good to go as long as you have the reference version.
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