Originally Posted by HOMECINEMA-PC
I have a mint RIVE in its box .........
My current main gaming PC is a 5GHz 2700K with a 980 (1920x1200 IPS), but I want to move up to a 1080 Ti with an UHD screen. Two years ago I built a 3930K on a RIVE (refurb from ASUS for 113 UKP), currently also fitted with a 980, originally to drive my main 48" TV, but figure I may aswell swap them round, have the X79 driving the UHD, makes more sense (it's running at 4.8 atm, 16GB/2400 RAM, 850 Pro, etc.) Since I won't be using SLI at all, I want to put an SM961 in the other main slot so it'll run at a good speed, it'll hold the game data.
Originally Posted by Yukss
well guys ty for the answers,. i got mine for 100 $ and i could cranked it up to 4.6ghz easy.. so why x79 motheboards went up ?
$100 is excellent! Hard to say about X79s, I'm not sure... certainly two years ago there was a decent supply of them and they didn't sell for that much, eg. I bought two RIVEs for 113 UKP each BIN (re the above setup, while the other has a 4820K for benching), an X79 Deluxe for 75 UKP (gaming PC for my brother, with a used 3970X), two P9X79-E WS boards (4960X and 3930K), several non-E versions (all 3930K), and way back a Gigabyte UD3. So maybe it's just a question of supply (very few around now, at least in the UK anyway), though it could be due to higher demand; if the latter, grud knows where the demand is coming from, perhaps people who could never afford the previous high-end when it was new, still can't afford the new high-end either, so the previous high-end at a much lower could be very atractive, bit like what I did two years ago and again more recently (the 4960X setup for HD editing, CPU + mbd was only just over 400 UKP).