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So is $4000 for a computer budget. In fact, that would be the only time I could ever justify buying a 980x. So, why not?
Because you could get equivalent performance with a 2600k and spend the money on GPUs.
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post #382 of 415
Ivy Bridge!!!!!! SB is just a test run

Just cuz it's new, doesn't mean it's better.... wait a few months... you'll be glad you did

See what SB should have been...

Do the research
Edited by KOBALT - 2/17/11 at 12:55am
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post #383 of 415
We're talking $4000. You'll still have plenty left for GPUs.
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We're talking $4000. You'll still have plenty left for GPUs.
Wrong.

Get GTX 580 Quad SLi.

In fact, get 5 for folding.
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wait is this setup just for gaming? i thought the son uses cinema4d and does some 3d graphics and such.
if so he will be very disappointed with a fermi card because they are outperformed by 2 generation old GPUs in apps where 2sided faces (almost all 3d apps) are used.

i would recommend either getting a quadro card (no idea if the fermi series suffer the same problem) or get a gtx 285/295 which will get about double the performance of any fermi card.
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wait is this setup just for gaming? i thought the son uses cinema4d and does some 3d graphics and such.
if so he will be very disappointed with a fermi card because they are outperformed by 2 generation old GPUs in apps where 2sided faces (almost all 3d apps) are used.

i would recommend either getting a quadro card (no idea if the fermi series suffer the same problem) or get a gtx 285/295 which will get about double the performance of any fermi card.
Never get a Quadro.

Flash a Fermi to Quadro.
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post #387 of 415
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Wrong.

Get GTX 580 Quad SLi.

In fact, get 5 for folding.
Right.

Notice it's a 990x instead.
Edited by returned4good - 2/17/11 at 1:49am
post #388 of 415
That mobo doesn't support quad sli.

Unless you put a mobo in your mobo, so you can quad mobo yourself, everything is quad.
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Do you want me to refer you to the 'Making fun of 990x' thread?

No. We're going 2600k, possible WC.
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That mobo doesn't support quad sli.
And it's a low-res image. It's not final.
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