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Originally Posted by Lord Xeb View Post
Keep your 980X bro. Right now it is THE MOST POWERFUL processor you can buy.
QFT. Seriuosly man, if you've already invested in CPU, mobo, RAM, etc, there's no point.
     
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Why are you asking us what to do with your money? It's your decision after all. But you are spending extra money on something you don't "need". You already have a great CPU, why get a different one? If it's not broken/outdated you don't need a new one.
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Threads like this is what makes INTEL laugh all the way to the bank. These are the same arguments that have been going on for years. It is a fact that in the computer gaming world that your system is never future proof and it is a never ending story.

Whether someone is running benchmarks or playing a "game", neither one is real life. The only real life in this equation i the "money". And if someone wants to spend it, and they live in a free country, then go for it.

People buy expensive and super expensive cars everyday. Just cause you have an expensive one doesnt mean that you can go faster. The speedlimit is just the same.

Just because someone spends $1000 on a cpu that is there hobby, doesnt make them anything other than a computer enthusiast.

We all have habits and things we spend our money on. Some spend $1000 on a CPU and others on cigs, beer, clubs, or whatever. Just cause someone spends $1000 at one time, and you spend a $1000 or more over a years time, doesnt make you better. LOL

Cant we all just get along. We are a family here!!!
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Originally Posted by Lord Xeb View Post
Keep your 980X bro. Right now it is THE MOST POWERFUL processor you can buy.
980X clocked @ 4.5Ghz only gives 100Gflops.

2600K @ 5.2Ghz Gives 130Gflops+
    
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I wouldn't spend that much money sidegrading, so what the 2600K is better for gaming, you spent all that coin on a monster setup. Wait till Ivy Bridge. THEN think about "upgrading".
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980X clocked @ 4.5Ghz only gives 100Gflops.

2600K @ 5.2Ghz Gives 130Gflops+
    
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Threads like this is what makes INTEL laugh all the way to the bank. These are the same arguments that have been going on for years. It is a fact that in the computer gaming world that your system is never future proof and it is a never ending story.

Whether someone is running benchmarks or playing a "game", neither one is real life. The only real life in this equation i the "money". And if someone wants to spend it, and they live in a free country, then go for it.

People buy expensive and super expensive cars everyday. Just cause you have an expensive one doesnt mean that you can go faster. The speedlimit is just the same.

Just because someone spends $1000 on a cpu that is there hobby, doesnt make them anything other than a computer enthusiast.

We all have habits and things we spend our money on. Some spend $1000 on a CPU and others on cigs, beer, clubs, or whatever. Just cause someone spends $1000 at one time, and you spend a $1000 or more over a years time, doesnt make you better. LOL

Cant we all just get along. We are a family here!!!
+1

Exactly how i see it.

I still think that even if you're an computer enthusiast, if you get buyers remorse from buying a 1K CPU (i.e you can't afford it and have to eat noodles for a month or pay your rent late) then you really shouldn't buy it.
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To the OP, I sold off my x58 gear, including my 970. Why? Because I knew I would get more for it now than later, because I was not using the full potential of the 970 and finally because the SB chips overclock quite well, use less electricity and produce less heat.

I took a slight loss doing this, but I think in the long run it's worth it. I am enjoying my 2600k and the money I have left over can be used later for other upgrades such as the GTX590 or HD6990.

Would you be fine with a 980x setup, sure, but if you plan on upgrading to Ivy anyway, why not sell now while you can get more for the gear, at least that was my thinking.
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Hello guys!

I just build my new computer about 8 days ago
i7-980X w/ Corsair H70, EVGA E770 Classified3
3x GTX580 SLI, and 12GB 6x2 Corsair Dominator GT mems.

Everything is awesome for now! i overclocked my bad boy to 4.37GHz and i got about 58xxx score in 3DMark Vantage (GPUs are stock for mfr speeds of 815MHz)
i didn't try a lot of games other than Team Fortress 2 & Grand Theft Auto IV which they don't support SLI (sadly..especially GTA IV), don't get the wrong idea! i have about all the modern games, but i didn't had a chance to try them out....too lazy lol
so i can't really tell how performance i get with the games that support SLI.

Anyway.....i decided to sell my 980X for about $819..i had to drop down the price because i don't think that anyone will buy it! even if it's only for 2 weeks use, there is not a lot of people buys this high end stuff
and for the motherboard maybe $319, so now i have $1138 after sellings those two.

That's why i decided to go for i7-2600K and ASUS Maximus IV Extreme (im already in love with this board!)
and they will only cost me $679.98 and there is $458 left.....awesome!

I think this setup is about the same performance and much more cheaper! and i also can get better overclock speeds.
Oh and i forgot about my 12GB Corsair memories, i'll sell them too for about $430 and i think i'll go for Corsair Vengeance 8GB 4x2 1600MHz 8-8-8-24 CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8 $139.99

What do you guys think? do you agree with me selling my 980X and E770 board? do you agree with me buying the exact mobo & memory i selected?

Thanks to all of you!

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keep the 980x, enjoy your new system.
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