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post #11 of 22
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Had it in my first OP, I didn't add it into this one. i am wanting to do a lot of virtualization. I don't think (correct me if I'm wrong) the 2500K/2600K support virtualization? At least not VT-d which is what I need and will be using. I was told though, the newer 3930K's (something about C2 stepping lol) have VT-d which is what I need. So i chose that processor. that is the main reason i wanted it. i do understand you guys telling me to cut back though. this is just what seems to fit into my plans for the system.

If I am wrong and there are cheaper chips that can support it and well then by all means, suggest them. I also want to OC though and I think the 3930K can OC well? I forget. I have heard so many things and my allergy induced headache isn't helping any.

I also changed my OP again to make my goals clearer.

Thank you guys for your concern though, I do appreciate it. i guess i just am either not understanding or not being clear enough in my explinations.
post #12 of 22
I am not expert for this but 2600k also have virtualization? They lack VT-d but that is only useful for VM.
3930k is a 6 cores chip, it generate much more heat and will not overclock on average better than a 2600k. You can get 5GHz but forget using that 24/7.
The only I've seen were at 1.5+v at that speed. Not something you will use for anything else than benching.

1440p, you won't be able to max all you want with a single card. I am also very tempted to do the transition from 1200p, but current graphic card generation is quite border line to run it. Crossfire/SLI is a lot of trouble and problem single cards don't have.
You got 77% more pixels on a 1440p screen, I think that is pretty accurate to say you will need a second card to maintain performance level.
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post #13 of 22
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VT-d is exactly what i need. i will be using VM's. Which is why I picked and was suggested before, the 3930K. I also thought that 1 card might not be enough for 1440p. I am not sure if i want to just wait for the 8000 series or buy my friends card and get a second. soon after. I will not be buying until at least February though, so if we get more info on the 8000 series by January, that will only help make my decision easier.

So get my friends card and another online or wait out until maybe march at the latest to see what we get? I know they will be priced high but the longer I wait the more money I will have to spend on a decent GPU.
post #14 of 22
I have never had any problems with SLI, I had SLI 275s and SLI 480s. Both setups were godly and I never had any problems at all, played all games at max settings and had very smooth framerates.
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I know XFire doesn't always play well with games. Like Skyrim, so there are some problems bit for the most part I think its pretty solid?
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I have never had any problems with SLI, I had SLI 275s and SLI 480s. Both setups were godly and I never had any problems at all, played all games at max settings and had very smooth framerates.

You might be a lucky one because many many users have with both nvidia and amd problems.
If you play games at release you are like 100% sure to have problem like sli/cf not working being the first one, stuttering, shattering, etc. You end waiting to play a game so finally playing the waiting game. You risk to have a problem nvidia/amd won't/can't solve.

Let others convince you to get multiple GPU, it is possible you won't have any problem but I doubt. One thing is sure, you will need more than one GPU to enjoy your 1440p monitor.

To OP, have you considered the possibility to eventually play at 1080p for a while with a 7970/680? When the new series is out, you can either sell your 7970/680 to get a newer card. Getting a second 7970/680 will be much cheaper and you know what the next series has to offer.
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post #17 of 22
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That's a good idea, I think I will just keep my monitor until the next series comes out then I have something to work with for now and like you said, I get to see what the 8000 series has to offer. Or the 700 series as well. I think I'll do that. So what should I do about my HDD/ssd situation? I know F3's are good but idk if I need or want more than one since I probably won't be doing raid.
post #18 of 22
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Never mind on the idea of using two cheaper PSU's. I kind of need the bottom rad space to mount 1 or both 920's for the GPU(s), and the top rad space for the H100i. So a single higher end PSU will need to be used.

I hope the 920's will both fit in the bottom of the 9000B.
Edited by MX5J6 - 12/13/12 at 9:20pm
post #19 of 22
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Ok so i updated the thread and my sig rig-to-be. I am going to go with a CaseLabs case for the extra water cooling support and more general space. I am in the middle of a GPU selection, so if you read my new OP and see what i am considering, that would help immensely.
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As far as GPU selection goes, if you don't care about physx go with a 7970
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