Originally Posted by itzhoovEr
Can you not refuse delivery?
Well I'll be at work when it gets here, and besides I'd feel rude at this point. On the bright side, this may move one more console gamer over to the pc by giving my bro the 8350 considering he is on rather weak hardware as is.
Originally Posted by CynicalUnicorn Would this help at all?
Or is it not worth the $40? Your choice, of course, but options are there.
I appreciate it and didn't even know they existed. But at that price I can actually get my same xonar dg in pci-e form so it would be more beneficial to have that instead.
Originally Posted by bombastinator
if you're using a water cooler (and you are) it shouldn't matter much. The whole point of a watercooler is it takes all the heat from the CPU and moves it out of the case (unless you have a compelling reason to run it backwards which AFAIK you don't). Shouldn't matter where the GPU is.
In fact the blowing air might help cool the VRM which has lost it's big fan.
Fair enough, my case has 3x 230mm fans and noise doesn't bother me so perhaps I'll look into upgrading them down the line if it becomes an issue. The reality is that I probably won't overclock the 9590 for 24x7 use since it's already practically at the edge of the line for an FX as is. I just want to ensure smooth operation and stability
Thanks everyone for all the very useful help!