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Hmm, are you gonna run 3 DCIIs on air? Is that using one of the black slots?

No, I just meant 7970s in general. I think I might get stock ones and install some fans pushing air in between the cards. Then again, maybe I'll get the XFX Double D.
     
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No, I just meant 7970s in general. I think I might get stock ones and install some fans pushing air in between the cards. Then again, maybe I'll get the XFX Double D.

Ah, gotcha.

Man, I'm doubting my plans. Just got back from Hawaii with the family, it was like 11K lol. I'm thinking maybe I don't need to drop 3K now on epeen computer stuff. I'll just replace the Visionteks I have on return with a Sapphire that is in my personal hotdeals from Amazon for 530, and get two XFX Blacks for 568 ea. I will only pay 16 bucks more than I did for the 3 Visionteks... lol. The reason partially is the uneasiness I have with Asus' quality and confidence given the issues they are having with their 79xx DC cards. And the only point in getting the DC cards for me is the vga hotwire which means getting a R4E since it's the only board that supports hotwire, and that's the only reason to switch to 2011 atm for me. Hmm... the other reason is well that's a lotta money lol. What do you think?
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The LGA2011 will be around alot longer than the LGA1155... there is no reason not to choose X79 board right now. It will serve an an excellent platform for the years to come.

1155 will be around pretty long as well, seeing how Ivy Bridge will use it until Haswell in at least 1-1.5 years from now. The reason I never recommend X79 is because of the vastly higher price for little real world performance boost, outside of encoding/rendering (6 cores tends to win, lol). 1366 was a great platform too, so I know X79 will be too since its the replacement.
     
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Ah, gotcha.
Man, I'm doubting my plans. Just got back from Hawaii with the family, it was like 11K lol. I'm thinking maybe I don't need to drop 3K now on epeen computer stuff. I'll just replace the Visionteks I have on return with a Sapphire that is in my personal hotdeals from Amazon for 530, and get two XFX Blacks for 568 ea. I will only pay 16 bucks more than I did for the 3 Visionteks... lol. The reason partially is the uneasiness I have with Asus' quality and confidence given the issues they are having with their 79xx DC cards. And the only point in getting the DC cards for me is the vga hotwire which means getting a R4E since it's the only board that supports hotwire, and that's the only reason to switch to 2011 atm for me. Hmm... the other reason is well that's a lotta money lol. What do you think?

Woah? 11k?
*makes mental not not to take vacations* biggrin.gif
Hey, CF 7970s is not something to scoff at. Go for it! tongue.gif
     
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Woah? 11k?
*makes mental not not to take vacations* biggrin.gif
Hey, CF 7970s is not something to scoff at. Go for it! tongue.gif

Family of four, round trip, 4 plus star hilton stay, week and a half, few nights on the volcano, yea not cheap. For instance, when we got back I bought a ramen bowl from the market here, cost me 69 cents and on the island it costs 3 dollars lol. The woman planned it though, shrugs... bye bye tax refund. redface.gif

I'm sticking with trifire though, have 3 ek blocks must make use of them.
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Family of four, round trip, 4 plus star hilton stay, week and a half, few nights on the volcano, yea not cheap. For instance, when we got back I bought a ramen bowl from the market here, cost me 69 cents and on the island it costs 3 dollars lol. The woman planned it though, shrugs... bye bye tax refund. redface.gif
I'm sticking with trifire though, have 3 ek blocks must make use of them.

Ouch. And awesome man. Let me know how it turns out.
     
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