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3930k and 2 ****ty 460's till Kepler.
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Originally Posted by Mhill2029 View Post
You should see the amount of people on here with Nvidia Surround or 3DVision that run 1 low/mid range GPU. Oh how i laugh...
You can't run Nvidia Surround with one card

And tbh, After using Nvidia Surround and Amd Eyefinity, sli/crossfire is a minimum to get decent frame rates in gaming.
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You can't run Nvidia Surround with one card

And tbh, After using Nvidia Surround and Amd Eyefinity, sli/crossfire is a minimum to get decent frame rates in gaming.
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3930k and 2 ****ty 460's till Kepler.
Okay, that's much more reasonable. However, for gaming an 1155 setup will still be better. I'm not even talking about price anymore. The thread-per-thread performance of the 2700k/2600k is, for all purposes, identical to X79. Additionally, the 1155 motherboard can then be used with Ivy Bridge in early 2012 (CPU only upgrade) which will double the PCI-Express bandwidth enabling larger data transfer from those very Kepler graphics cards.

X79 will not support PCI-Express 3.0 until November 2012 at the very earliest. IB-E is planned to have the same architecture as Ivy Bridge which means that the thread-per-thread performance will again be nearly identical to 1155. By the time games can even use the extra 2 cores (the only actual advantage to X79 aside from benching/server related things) the chipset will be obsolete.

Also, Kepler has been delayed until mid 2012 and it's unclear whether it wil be a new architecture or a Fermi die shrink. All of the currently designed Kepler cards are Fermi architecture on a 28nm platform.
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post #45 of 143
break it down now (darn you DJ Lance Rock)

2500K = $215 (+$200 mb)
2600K = $330 (+$200 mb)
3960K = $1000 (+400 mb)

OP, In your situation, SB-E will not suffice for newest. IB is what fits that tag, because SB-E is SB w/ two extra cores of the same uArch.

IB is SB "next" , which will be the newest revision of the uArch in the 1155 chipset.

IIRC*

Spend the extra $600 on GPUs (580 3gb or CF 6950), not 2 cores that will benefit you less in the future. You will appreciate it.
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post #46 of 143
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You can't run Nvidia Surround with one card

And tbh, After using Nvidia Surround and Amd Eyefinity, sli/crossfire is a minimum to get decent frame rates in gaming.

I was being sarcastic to the ninth degree. Keep up please wermad.

I'm being an ass and highlighting to an extreme how daft some individuals are in their spending, 990x for a gaming rig with a 9800GTX for example.

I have on many occasions witnessed individuals spending top dollar on multi monitor scenarios for them to then realise what you just said. Hence, oh how i laugh....

Peoples spending decisions never fail on amusing me from time to time...
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post #47 of 143
1. You're not going to be able to hit 5GHz on a 6 core as easily as a quad.

2. If you really only care about gaming, a 6 core intel really won't net you performance advantage over an intel quad, and if you want to increase you chances of hitting 5GHz you really should just go with a 2500K/2600K/2700K on 1155. Get a new Z68 board now and it will be ready for IvyBridge before X79. s2011 and X79 really only makes sense if you plan to actually use a 6 core CPU (and higher with IB-E)


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Yes almighty zen master. If you continue belittling other peoples hardware then I'll just do the same to you, nice 750W power supply. I'm sure your system never pulls more then what? 500 watts?
actually he's probably only pulling at most in the low to mid 300W range, however power supplies run most efficient @ 50% load, so if he's folding 24/7 then he has an excellent unit for his rig
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If he has the money let him get the SB-E lol
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If he has the money let him get the SB-E lol
Well in the end its up to him what he buys. He asked for a recomendation, though.
    
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yup

price/performance FTW
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