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Do it only if you sell the third 580. You will see a performance increase in games going from 4ghz to 5ghz (considering nearly no games use 6 cores), so the third 580 will be total overkill. Use the extra money to buy yourself something nice .
Crysis 2 Will use up to 8 cores
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If you do this, you can consider saving the rest of the money instead of a 3rd 580 for future upgrades.
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Originally Posted by Johnny Guitar View Post
its the 2600k maximus IV extreme and a 580 for my mobo and cpu?


good deal?
yeah but why the maximus IV? just because it's the most expensive? lol

unless you're in love with that asus ROG look, you'll be just fine on a cheaper P67.. just make sure it has 3 slots for your 580's

the $150 asrock extreme4 is a bang for buck beast w/ 3 pcie slots
Edited by koven - 1/19/11 at 4:29pm
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you havent really said what you use the computer for so it's almost impossible to say
Gaming, Sorry thought I mentioned it.
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I'd make the trade sell the extra 580,and spend/save it for whatever.
 
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The i5-2500k is a better ---> faster chip than the 980x for gaming.

Anyone who says otherwise is lying.


Anyone willing to give you $580 for that trade needs to be seen by a professional.


980x is only a few percent faster than the i7-2600k in multi-threaded apps. The 980x is at the peak of the "worst" price vs performance ratio there is.
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post #27 of 62
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its the 2600k maximus IV extreme and a 580 for my mobo and cpu?


good deal?
If it's solely a gaming PC, then I suppose it's just fine.

no heavily threaded (video converting/audio editing/RAW image 'chopping) apps? then by all means.
post #28 of 62
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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?
Dude,

Look at his system specs. He has a total beast ....

There is no reason in the world I can recommend to upgrade anything other than the H70 ...

That seems to be the only weak spot on his rig ......

That being said hard to recomend custom water this close to a new enthusiast socket on the horizon ....

SB is a sick chip, dont get me wrong

It just does not hang with the 980... I think he would ultimantly regret this trade is all ... just my opinion though
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1155 socket is pci-e limited so tri -sli is not recomended
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Dude,

Look at his system specs. He has a total beast ....

There is no reason in the world I can recommend to upgrade anything other than the H70 ...

That seems to be the only weak spot on his rig ......

That being said hard to recomend custom water this close to a new enthusiast socket on the horizon ....

SB is a sick chip, dont get me wrong

It just does not hang with the 980... I think he would ultimantly regret this trade is all ... just my opinion though
Irony: I have a loop now

Also I fold, would 2600k downgrade my ppd?
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