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Do it. You get another GTX 580, plus you're not using the 980X's full potential in gaming.
is its potential used in folding?

I seriously like folding for ROG
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In multithreaded things, the 980x kills, but if you can get even the same speed on the 2600k clock for clock it wins,
    
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I have both and the 980X dominates the 2600k in most apps that I do and it is the better chip but the deal that you are speaking of is a no brainer. I would trade the 980x for the 2600k and $580 in a heartbeat!

I got my 980x for $699 from someone who made an impulse buy and wanted it sold ASAP!
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is its potential used in folding?

I seriously like folding for ROG
yes, but the 2600k is more efficient, much better PPD/$ ratio
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yes, but the 2600k is more efficient, much better PPD/$ ratio
your saying I can get more PPD with a 2600k, I'm going for it then
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Wait is it a 580 dollars or a GTX 580? I thought Ur was a gtx580.
     
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No you can't lol

Hes saying you could get 3 i5-2600k chips for the cost of 1 980x.

The price vs ppd output heavily favors the new sandy bridge chips.
    
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post #48 of 62
GTX 580...so nearly $580...more like $480
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if you really wanted to swap, why wouldnt you sell your parts and get new? there must be a reason this person wants to swap? as in they prob only get 4.5 or something on high volts(just guessing)
gtx580 = 510
2600k = 329
M4E =349
=1190
980x = 1000
R3E = 369
=1369
baring in mind you only have dual channel memory too, and memorys pretty important for gaming, i dont think it will be worth it, but if you need the 3rd gtx580 for 3d surround then consider it if you want, but do you have 120hz monitors? you would also need them which could pay for at least 2 gtx580's(for 3 screens)?? its a tuff one, but i would keep big poppa
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post #50 of 62
I misunderstood that you would get $580 in trade! A 2600k and a GTX 580 is not as great a deal. With 2 GTX 580's now you don't need a third and you would only get approx $440 if you sold it! I say keep the 980x.
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