Originally Posted by Joa3d43
...I feel almost 'obligated' to do s.th. with the two CPUs, both having strong IMCs and running low 'v'...and I'm quite willing to do some volt-modding even on the 670ies...and hoping that some 780ies will have non-ref PCBs (like MSI Lightning; Asus Top)
...the 3970X will eventually go to 'work' so I am unlikely to push it past 5.2 GHz for now in benching...and I also just read ""confirmation"" about the 4960X Ivy-E coming out in September which looks a lot closer to the current 3970X than I thought (I had hoped for a Haswell-E, but that will come out later w/new chipset) ...more here: http://wccftech.com/intel-ivy-bridge-e-lga2011-hedt-processors-launching-september-2013/
...but given the results I have seen, my CPUs are fast enough as it is without doing s.th. drastic...it's the GPUs that need a bit more speed / extreme cooling...two of them can touch 1340+ - / 1800s at 1.215v hard limit on air, but there are guys that run them at 1476+ w/LN2 and volt-mods
Well, seems like you're on the right track...focus on older cards. Not worth murdering the 670s when you can get way more points on older volt modded and cold stuff...Talking 30-50pts vs 15pts.
Originally Posted by Hokies83
Man i missed the 7790 for 109$ by mere hours.. i was gonna buy 2 to put in my brand new 3570k + extreme 4 rig...
Now one with a good cooler is like 149$ =/ i gotta wait for a sale heh...
Having a 3570k + extreme 4 rig makes it easy for me to make the transfer to Haswell when i find the right price.
I'm gonna have to get Haswell but not at launch, maybe by Christmas.