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I've had the opportunity to trade a 980x for a 2600k and get an extra 580 for the difference, is the 2600k > 980x for gaming especially when 5+ ghz on water and will it bottleneck a third 580?
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do it, 980x is overkill for gaming anyway
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You have two GPUs that would stomp nearly every game out currently (maybe not so much Metro and Crysis maxed).

I would keep the 980x especially since it's at 4GHz and there's not a massive difference between 5GHz and 4GHz for gaming unless the game is very CPU dependent.

Plus you would need a new motherboard.
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Very few chips can get to 5GHz around 1.4v.

But I'd keep the 980x. 2600k won't make that much of a difference plus the 980x is the overall faster and better CPU.
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Originally Posted by SecrtAgentMan;12071099 
You have two GPUs that would stomp nearly every game out currently (maybe not so much Metro and Crysis maxed).

I would keep the 980x especially since it's at 4GHz and there's not a massive difference between 5GHz and 4GHz for gaming unless the game is very CPU dependent.

Plus you would need a new motherboard.

but if I get the 2600k I get a third 580
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I would roll with the 980x everyday and twice on Sundays.

the 2600K is a great chip but come on .... 980's are monster chips....

I would hang on and look to the third quarter when the real beasts are unleashed by Intel.
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post #8 of 62
I don't think it'll be much of an upgrade... LGA 2011 however...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnny Guitar;12071137 
but if I get the 2600k I get a third 580

Well is this just for gaming?
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post #10 of 62
Quote:
Originally Posted by Witchdoctor;12071168 
I would roll with the 980x everyday and twice on Sundays.

the 2600K is a great chip but come on .... 980's are monster chips....

well obviously, considering it's almost triple the price

if he's not putting the 980x to use, why not sell it for a 2600k and spend the difference elsewhere?
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