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I have 2 options and need help on deciding what to do in the next coming months.
Current RIG :
i7 950 @4.2ghz
Asus p6t
Crucial ballistix elite 12gb (3x 4) @ 1600mhz
R9 280X
When i upgrade i can either get a 4770k and mobo
Or
Go 3 way CF 280X's
This build will mainly be for gaming.
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post #2 of 9
I'd go with the 4770k and mobo as it's your most outdated parts.

3 way crossfire is pointless for gaming.
post #3 of 9
I honestly wouldn't even bother upgrading. At most I'd look at another 280X...
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That's a pretty fast rig there. Bloomfield at 4.2 is good. Is your PSU up to par for a 3 way X fire? I'm not encouraging crossfire just bringing up the point that things on the PSU side need to be up to par if you go 3 way crossfire.
     
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I would be upgrading my PSU before going 3 way XF.
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post #6 of 9
I would guess a 6 core would be better with 3 way X fire. What are your feelings on a cpu upgrade?

EDIT: what about your voltage with your RAM sticks? 1.5v? I think Haswell requires lower volt sticks.. double check though.. i'm not 100% sure
Edited by OCmember - 11/3/13 at 12:46pm
     
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There is always the option for a 85$ Xeon 6 core 32nm 1366 socket chip. Most people I've seen overclocking them can reach 3.4Ghz aka 16x213 BCLK, and that's all 6 cores at that speed. It will turbo up to ? 4.2Ghz but I THINK at only 2 of the cores.. It's a great little chip. I have one in this main rig running stock but if your board will accept it it's fun to play with. My EVGA 760 A1 Revision 1.0 board doesn't accept it WITHOUT a simple hard mod.
     
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post #8 of 9
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This should be titled "which upgrade first"
I am ultimately going to be doing both in the future its just which do i go with first
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Since Haswell 1150 is on it's last cpu cycle go with another GPU.
     
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