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Just re-ran 3DM11 with CPU clocked at 4.0 and got a P14855
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some upgrades (if you wish) change the mobo, custom loop and a gtx680, if you can afford. then that would be kickass biggrin.gif
     
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some upgrades (if you wish) change the mobo, custom loop and a gtx680, if you can afford. then that would be kickass biggrin.gif

I am planning to change my cooler - I already have a Thermaltake Water 2.0 Pro that I was planning on installing. As for the mobo - while it isn't the best for OC'ing, I haven't felt too motivated to replace it just yet. I am thinking about doing another i7-3960x build at some point - so will go with a different mbob for that if I do.

Also, I have a friend that can get me a good deal on some new ram, so I might be swapping my ram out at some point to - either to 1866 or 2133. Trying to decide between these two:

1. Corsair Dominator GT
http://www.corsair.com/en/dominator-platinum-with-corsair-link-connector-1-5v-32-gb-dual-channel-ddr3-memory-kit-cmd32gx3m4a2133c9.html

2. Kingston Hyper-X Predator
http://www.kingston.com/us/memory/hyperx/predator

I have used both Kingston and Corsair ram for a long time and like them both - Let me know what you think.
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call me biased but the corsair wins by the looks. also if you plan to do ANOTHER 3960X build, why not use the money for that and upgrade this (unless you need both)
     
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I agree the the Corsair Dominator GT ram looks pretty amazing, however the Kingston Hyper-X does match the blue of the Intel build. I likely will wait to see what kind of deal I can get and then go from there.

When I do decide to do another 3960 build it will be to replace an older rig, not the current one, so I will have both running.

Hopefully I can get started on it soon
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I agree the the Corsair Dominator GT ram looks pretty amazing, however the Kingston Hyper-X does match the blue of the Intel build. I likely will wait to see what kind of deal I can get and then go from there.
When I do decide to do another 3960 build it will be to replace an older rig, not the current one, so I will have both running.
Hopefully I can get started on it soon

please excuse me if im asking for too much detail, but do you really need to have a lower end cpu with high end gpus and highest end cpu with old but gold high end gpu? biggrin.gif if i were you, i would put the 7970+7950 in the 3960x, and the 5870 in the other. but im guessing you render so you need to have one powerful and bulldozer is for daily usage?
     
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please excuse me if im asking for too much detail, but do you really need to have a lower end cpu with high end gpus and highest end cpu with old but gold high end gpu? biggrin.gif if i were you, i would put the 7970+7950 in the 3960x, and the 5870 in the other. but im guessing you render so you need to have one powerful and bulldozer is for daily usage?

Not sure I follow - I don't have a 5870.

Intel rig has 2 x 7970's
AMD rig has 7970 & 7950

The AMD rig is more of a media center rig where the Intel rig is more for gaming, so that is why I put the two 7970's in it.
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Not sure I follow - I don't have a 5870.
Intel rig has 2 x 7970's
AMD rig has 7970 & 7950
The AMD rig is more of a media center rig where the Intel rig is more for gaming, so that is why I put the two 7970's in it.

oh god... sorry another user had a 3960x (i think) and the intel board, and a 5870. sorry for confusion. also please dont get me wrong, but unless you enjoy gaming at a HDTV, which then a 7950 should be more than enough, i doubt you need that much power.
     
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oh god... sorry another user had a 3960x (i think) and the intel board, and a 5870. sorry for confusion. also please dont get me wrong, but unless you enjoy gaming at a HDTV, which then a 7950 should be more than enough, i doubt you need that much power.

Yeah - I know that for a Media center PC it is overkill, but I got a really good deal on the parts (FREE), so why not. Also, I think two 7970's or a 7970 with a 7950 provide better performance than a single 680. Plus I have used both AMD and nVida over the years and have alway liked AMD graphics more - maybe because I had a GTX580 die on me last year tongue.gif
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