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    Amd FX-8350
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    Intel Xeon
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    Intel i5-3570k
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post #41 of 140
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What kind of problems will come with a 990fx chip and crossfire? would a xeon do fine? and Yeah i live in the US why?
Edited by LordOfTots - 1/15/13 at 6:17pm
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TL;DR --- heard there was drama rolleyes.gif Glad it's unlocked

Xeons are by far my favorite out of the choices there, but I wouldn't recommend one to you. Overclocking = FX or i5-k and I happen to think it's a no brainer for the FX 8350 there. The performances it brings over the previous generation FX chips is great and you will have a confirmed upgrade path.

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Yeah that's what I am probally going with. To your knowledge does the 8350 handle crossfire well?
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post #44 of 140
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What kind of problems will come with a 990fx chip and crossfire? would a xeon do fine? and Yeah i live in the US why?

Basically you'd end up getting lower FPS ( not that much lower with a dual card setup, more apparent with triple or quad xfire) with a 990FX board than with an Intel chipset board. If you live in the US check if you live near one of these stores: http://www.microcenter.com

If you are, they have a great deal on an i7 CPU on a different socket that gonna hang around for abit more than LGA 1155, so you'd have some upgrade option in the future.
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post #45 of 140
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I decided on a 1050 Watt from Corsair, it was only $40 than the 1000w XION and I will need the wattage for crossfire and any other possible upgrades. I was thinking of getting a 7970 and eventually getting a second for crossfire but would maybe the gtx 670 be a better choice?(especially since I wouldnt need such a beefy PSU?)

The Seasonic 1050Watt was the cheapest I saw on newegg (199.99). Where did you see the Corsair being cheaper? A GTX680 would be more on par with a 7970 (assuming this is the GHz/new ones). The 670 isn't too bad though. Way better than what I have.
     
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I was wrong about the Corsair that Seasonic you found is $30 cheaper. Sadly Roadkill95 the nearest microcenter to me is a good 5 hour drive that I would never havve the time to make
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I was wrong about the Corsair that Seasonic you found is $30 cheaper. Sadly Roadkill95 the nearest microcenter to me is a good 5 hour drive that I would never havve the time to make

Right then, I'd still go for the FX because LGA1155 is a dead socket. Either way xfire difference with two cards won't be that deal breaking, IMO.

In general the GPU ladder goes like

7970ghz>GTX680>GTX670>7970 ..... ( Note: this is just a general hierarchy, don't start bashing on me if the GTX680 is a bit faster than the 7970ghz in a few games tongue.gif )

But the GTX670 is a great card, performance/price wise one of the best cards by Nvidia.
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post #48 of 140
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I think I'm definitley getting the 8350 with the MSI Lightning 7970 Ghz edition with the possibility of a second once it hits a few price drops
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I think I'm definitley getting the 8350 with the MSI Lightning 7970 Ghz edition with the possibility of a second once it hits a few price drops

Sounds fine to me but I'm more of a why raise the electric bill cost, suffer drive/game compatibility problems (dual GPU), and overall spend more money on "dead" tech. To me, if you're going to dual GPU you dual GPU immediately (IE buy both cards now). Otherwise it would be wait until the 2nd card is half price (likely used which isn't bad) in order to make it worth while. I wish I had money for an upgrade. Going to be years before I can.
     
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I decided on a 1050 Watt from Corsair, it was only $40 than the 1000w XION and I will need the wattage for crossfire and any other possible upgrades. I was thinking of getting a 7970 and eventually getting a second for crossfire but would maybe the gtx 670 be a better choice?(especially since I wouldnt need such a beefy PSU?)
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Yeah that's what I am probally going with. To your knowledge does the 8350 handle crossfire well?
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Originally Posted by LordOfTots View Post

What kind of problems will come with a 990fx chip and crossfire? would a xeon do fine? and Yeah i live in the US why?

Look at my sig rig -- similar to what you plan if it helps, on an 850W PS. I have a moderate OC on the CPU, and have experimented with OCs on the GPUs. Zero problems. Xfire has been a non-issue as well, but different generation of CPUs mind you.
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