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Now I just need to figure out which board is worth it... the crosshair V is temping, but there are two things holding me back - A) It is clearly expensive, and B) no pci slot, so that means I either use onboard audio and ditch my xonar DG, or replace it. Sabertooth has pci as far as I know

Would this help at all? Or is it not worth the $40? Your choice, of course, but options are there.
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Thanks all for the help, just ordered the CHV and it should be here this Weds biggrin.gif

That all said, probably going to pick up a sound card for it as well..

But my last question in this case for people who are used to having multiple pci-e 16x slots - does it matter which slot you use? I'd like to keep the 290x as far from the cpu as possible, but it's not worth it if I lose performance.. Anyone have any clue if it actually matters?

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.
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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.
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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.

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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 thumb.gif

Thanks everyone for all the very useful help!
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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.
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.
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 thumb.gif

Thanks everyone for all the very useful help!

I understand that it might be rude but for the price of that cpu alone you could build a completely new system(unless he got it for some super amazing sale price).
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9590s launched at $900, but all of that bad press comparing them to 3960Xs and 3930ks meant they sort of had to lower the price. Pricing an overclocked $200 chip at the same price as cut-down Xeons with a crap-ton of L3 cache is not a good idea. Now they're $400-500 and the 9370s are a much more reasonable $250-300.
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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.

Plus you can get back some cash by selling it. PCI slots still exist and I've got two on a modern, top-of-the-line AMD chipset. I don't really know why there are two, but I don't need six PCIe slots so I guess it's okay.
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