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post #31 of 37
In all honesty pass on X79 unless you do encoding. You would be fine with a 3570k for gaming.

Also, I would caution you on the RIVE. I hope you get a one that works or welcome to CS nightmare.
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It's so hard to choose when there are flaws with both brands whether in single or dual gpu setup. I figure I have Nvidia so this time around I can switch it up. I have researched tons of material on both cards running single dual or even triple. Both have there flaws either way. There will never be the ultimate setup with flawless performance on every game. (well maybe one day in the future) So for the price of 2 7970's and the performance along with running triple monitor setup I figure it will hold me over for the next few years. And the fact that I have always wanted to try AMD cards. If worse comes to worse I can disable SLI and run one card for that specific game. As long as i can play the game and record with fraps at a enjoyable fps, I am happy.

As for the comment above, I do tons of video editing, almost daily. And the MOBO I am getting is the RIFE, Formula version. I am building this for gaming and for daily use. Ultimately I want it to be fast and faster than what I have now.

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So... why do you need to upgrade? Seems like your computer is not outdated by any means (in the real world, not specs wise)... Do you just have a hole in your pocket and want to spend it?
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So... why do you need to upgrade? Seems like your computer is not outdated by any means (in the real world, not specs wise)... Do you just have a hole in your pocket and want to spend it?

People with this outlook kind of get on my nerves. The reason being, they think bc you have something that works you should not upgrade. Maybe he needs more video editing performance? He also has NVIDIA surround which requires something with more power and VRAM than 560ti SLI.
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I guess I should have explained a little better after reading my post. When i got the triple monitor setup I knew I would have to upgrade my video cards one day. It's been awhile now so I want something that will drive all three monitors on high settings in most games. As long as I can record with fraps as well. I know extreme settings may be pushing it but I can certainly see high settings for most games. The cards I have now are still great but I only play on one monitor at max settings. Since I have a little cash left over I wanted a better cpu. As for the MOBO, I never wanted a MATX and that was my fault for not paying attention. Great board but limited on space so I told myself the next board will be bigger and be able to handle 3 video cards if needed. As for water cooling, I think it's safe to say that is everyone's dream. I love every aspect of it. I can sit on this forum all day looking at build logs of water cooled setups. And the most important thing, the computer program through my work. I am on my 4th one now and I take full advantage of it.

I just want a computer that is fast and can handle most games in surround. Having a full time job, 2 kids and a wife, it's nice to treat myself once in awhile. I think I have deserved it.

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post #36 of 37
Get a capture card instead of dropping 2k on stuff you don't NEED.
http://www.amazon.com/AVerMedia-C985-Gamer-1080p-Capture/dp/B007UXJ6LE/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
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I thought about that awhile back when I first started recording. It seems like it would work great. But fraps works great for me as well and I want the fast pc. If I sell my current gear that card may be an option. I would love to see real time performance with it.

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