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Upgrade from a 950 to a 980x?

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Ok, so money is not an object first of all. I've been looking for ways to blow my money and figure that a 980x and new MSI Big Bang motherboard would be a good way. I am going back and forth looking for justification to do this. I would eventually like to do tri gtx 580 sli and I would like lower temps and better performance. What (if any) are the real world benefits to upgrading to a 980x in a gaming computer? Would I get better tri sli performance? Would I get higher clocks at lower temps?
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Samsung 840 EVO 500GB Corsair H80i Windows 8.1  Asus PB287Q 4K 
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Logitech Corsair HX1050 Corsair Obsidian 750D Logitech 
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really man...the 980X wouldn't give you the biggest gain. Right now in 580 sli...your (i'm gonna say it you guys i'm sorry...the word) bottleneck would be ur 3.8 before you need another 580. What i would presonally recommend if you mostly game is get a water loop for ur 950 and turn off HT and crank that. you'll get a much bigger gain from a 950 at say 4.3 or 4.4 than adding a third 580 or going to a hex-core. I'm sure you know most games aren't threaded for more than 2 and MAX 4. so even HT on your CPU isn't really helping . Water loops for your parts would be your next upgrades best bet...just imho tho good luck.
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