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Well, I just got back from Fry's and picked up a 980x and Msi Xpower. Hopefully I won't be dissapointed! Thanks guys.
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post #12 of 106
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Well, I just got back from Fry's and picked up a 980x and Msi Xpower. Hopefully I won't be dissapointed! Thanks guys.
Nice purchase. You're probably going to need to upgrade your cooling next maybe a Rasa 360 kit or beyond.
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Well, I just got back from Fry's and picked up a 980x and Msi Xpower. Hopefully I won't be dissapointed! Thanks guys.
Going to be a beastly system with that chip and 580's in SLI! Hope you have fun with it!
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980X not worth the money imho unless you are using it strictly for benchmarking, CAD, etc. That is where a 980X really shines, especially with two or three 580's in SLI.

It's a good thing you brought up the fact that you will be using it for multi-threaded apps. I would get the 980X over SB.
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Nice purchase. You're probably going to need to upgrade your cooling next maybe a Rasa 360 kit or beyond.
Really? How hot does the 980x usually run around 4GHZ? I hoped my cooling would be good enough!

Yeah, I am happy for now. I figured a new motherboard was in order to get the USB 3.0, better 1394 Chipset and better quality overall for SLI spacing. Next stop may have to be TriSLi!
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Going to be a beastly system with that chip and 580's in SLI! Hope you have fun with it!
Yeah buddy! I'm stoked about it. With the new motherboard I am hoping I can fit 3x580's and my sound card. I'll have to look into it
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Yeah buddy! I'm stoked about it. With the new motherboard I am hoping I can fit 3x580's and my sound card. I'll have to look into it
Well, 3-SLI with Sandy bridge would be x8/x4 x4 I think.
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Well, 3-SLI with Sandy bridge would be x8/x4 x4 I think.
I ended up getting the 980x and Big Band Xpower
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Really? How hot does the 980x usually run around 4GHZ? I hoped my cooling would be good enough!

Yeah, I am happy for now. I figured a new motherboard was in order to get the USB 3.0, better 1394 Chipset and better quality overall for SLI spacing. Next stop may have to be TriSLi!
Your cooling is more than enough for 4.2GHz.
     
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Yer gonna need to definitely get waterblocks if you wanna run tri-SLI for the space. Normally according to the manual its, slot 2/5/6 to run tri. I think you can run it slot 2/4/6 but I haven't tried it. I can check with gpuz to see how the slots divide the lanes if you want?
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