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well i just ran my benchs with an X58A-UD5 and P67A-UD7 both same clock, same speed, on CPU, same components and everything SB SLI GPU performance beat X58 or tied it everytime, just FYI, the internal PCI-E controller is bada$$. Even with NF200 increasing latency.
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you know SB comes out in a couple days, i woudl wait.

BUT the problem if he is at school, no car, and no computer chip nearby, then yes he needs to buy now, unless he wants to order online, which I woudl do if I was him. IDk last time I went to college was 5 years ago, and well i am pretty sure i had winter break until mid january..

Triple channel memory is a joke ATM, the IMC in the i7 900 series is shabby at best, its better than ****ty, and worse than super.
I agree, but he needs it by saturday. I tried telling him to wait for SB. If he can order online an i7 cpu and mobo for less than 508 bucks im all ears. it could even be an i7 8 series. Its not my requirements, but his. He doesnt have another computer to fall back on. I really would like him to wait a week to get SB, but then again im lucky enough to have multiple computers to get by.
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No, Hes going to run 2 video cards

No frys or microcenter.
Ok well then your only option really if he really really feels he needs it 2 days sooner and has to have an i7 then a 950 is all he can get really.

That package you were looking at isn't much a of discount though...

The mobo is $200 on newegg and the processor is $294.
    
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Ok well then your only option really if he really really feels he needs it 2 days sooner and has to have an i7 then a 950 is all he can get really.

That package you were looking at isn't much a of discount though...

The mobo is $200 on newegg and the processor is $294.
I think im looking at 530 with the egg next day ups, or 535 with tax at the local place. I'm thinking 5 bucks extra for local return in case theres a problem aint bad. What do you think?
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I think it's over-priced, but it's what they're asking for a chip that will be dated in two days so what can you do... On a chipset that is dead


Grab it, it's a great setup it will destroy anything he tries to run on it. Just make sure you teach him what to do so he's not calling you every few days talking about error 0x0000002 bosd.


I would grab the rampage III since it's still under $600

Or even the EVGA FTW3 since it's got a nice rebate!
    
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sounds like a plan
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I'm thinking 5 bucks extra for local return in case theres a problem aint bad. What do you think?
This is probably best. Besides, if you buy from Newegg, you won't get it until Friday.
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I think it's over-priced, but it's what they're asking for a chip that will be dated in two days so what can you do... On a chipset that is dead


Grab it, it's a great setup it will destroy anything he tries to run on it. Just make sure you teach him what to do so he's not calling you every few days talking about error 0x0000002 bosd.


I would grab the rampage III since it's still under $600

Or even the EVGA FTW3 since it's got a nice rebate!
Why do you think hes going to get bsod?
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If it's local return *AND* replace it might be worth it... but if it's only return wait again... it's not gonna help either way.
    
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Why do you think hes going to get bsod?
I don't think you're gonna have enough time to fully dial it in and get it 100% stable at the clocks you're hoping to get with the amount of time you have available.

I work on a single overclock for days to make it stable.
    
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