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post #11 of 78
Honestly depends on your budget - but the below would be some recommendations ranging from $150 - $300, each support SLI with some supporting Tri-SLI incase you decide to add a 3rd later on.

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Originally Posted by jthurmond3 View Post

I was afraid that was the issue. I didn't want to get another ivy bridge, but I guess I have to. What board would you recommend? Something that can run both Sli and Cf.

if you really want to make full use of your gpus and can't wait, then you can prolly settle for this . . .

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157300

i don't really recommend spending much on already dated platform. btw, your cpu will work.
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I didn't even think SLI worked in an x4 slot?
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post #14 of 78
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Originally Posted by y2kcamaross View Post

I didn't even think SLI worked in an x4 slot?
Well it does, and is noticeably faster. However, not what 2 680s should be.
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if you really want to make full use of your gpus and can't wait, then you can prolly settle for this . . .

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157300

i don't really recommend spending much on already dated platform. btw, your cpu will work.
Yeah, I wanted to wait until I updated my cpu for that very reason.
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post #15 of 78
When my recommended getting 2 680's to my friend a while back, he told me he was disappointed by the performance (and hence in me). so a week after he installed the cards i went round to diagnose the poor performance...

turned out he forgot to enable SLI rolleyes.gif

i trust you have though?
    
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wow wow wow.....there is nothing wrong with x4 2.0.......I believe there was a bench test where a 6990 was barely hindered by it......jthurmond3, what's the gpu usage like in afterburner osd?......have you tired running other games?....which NVidia driver and HyperSLI versions are you using?
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post #18 of 78
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Originally Posted by jthurmond3 View Post

Well it does, and is noticeably faster. However, not what 2 680s should be.
Yeah, I wanted to wait until I updated my cpu for that very reason.

i am a bit lost, too. our sb is certainly still a very able chip for gpus like the 680 (dual). i did not find ivy a good reason to upgrade. now, haswell seems not as well. X79 is too expensive for my resolution. but, at the same time, their value is quickly eroding.

wish you the best on your final decision. i'd say stick with i7.
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What BF3 maps are you playing? Clock the 2600K higher.
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What BF3 maps are you playing? Clock the 2600K higher.

Can't clock it higher. I think the issue is I have my sli hacked and my 2nd card is only x4 as mentioned above.
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