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post #1 of 64
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As the title says, I am trying to deside which way to go, I have about $1000 to do so. Which is the cost of the 980x, or I will save about a $100 going with a 2600k, because I have to buy CPU, MB, Ram, new CPU WB, and other things.

Now that said, let me let you know what I am wanting from my system:
Max Performance in gaming, dam the trees, and air.... I want Max....
I want to OC and it to be stable at the highest it can be around 4.5 or higher (depending on chip I go with I know one is around 4.5 and the other is 5. But I want performance)

So with that said, which way is going to be best? the 980x will be going into the system in sig.
    
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post #2 of 64
Why not a 970 & save some $$?
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For JUST GAMING, you're blowing your money honestly. Neither is going to be an upgrade over what you've already got. Just a sidegrade really.

I'd personally say invest that money elsewhere. Maybe get a Surround monitor set, or sell your 570's and buy 580's.

There is nothing that the 980x / 2600k can do, that your current 920 can't.
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what about a 970.
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a 990X if you can afford it. its the same price and specs of the 980X, just with a little more speed. but if i were you i would get an i5 2500k or somethng and upgrade to the unreleased intel sandybridge/ivybridge high end cpu's when the time comes.
    
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For JUST GAMING, you're blowing your money honestly. Neither is going to be an upgrade over what you've already got. Just a sidegrade really.

I'd personally say invest that money elsewhere. Maybe get a Surround monitor set, or sell your 570's and buy 580's.

There is nothing that the 980x / 2600k can do, that your current 920 can't.
i totally agree with this sound reasoning..

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Why not a 970 & save some $$?
well if you have cash to burn you can just do a 970 and use the savings on something else..

either way around its your trigger..
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For JUST GAMING, you're blowing your money honestly. Neither is going to be an upgrade over what you've already got. Just a sidegrade really.

I'd personally say invest that money elsewhere. Maybe get a Surround monitor set, or sell your 570's and buy 580's.

There is nothing that the 980x / 2600k can do, that your current 920 can't.
I am waiting on Evga's stepup que to step my 2 570's to 580's. and as far as I cant get my system much past 4.3 and it still some time crashs. I dont know what I am doing wrong or maybe just got one of those D0.
    
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So I am not really going to see much of increase in performance in gaming if I step up?
    
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As has been said, you should rather get the Core i7 970. Sure, the 980X might come with an unlocked multiplier, but if you're serious about OCing, you'll use the BIOS anyway. And it also comes with 6-cores/12-threads. It costs $400 less and should OC to 4.2 GHz, provided you have a very good heatsink.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ore%20i7%20970

BUT, if you are only gaming, you'll probably only see an increase of 5 FPS or less if you get Sandy Bridge since you have your i7 Quad quite over-clocked. It'd, frankly, be a waste of money.
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So I am not really going to see much of increase in performance in gaming if I step up?
yes just a few hairline increase which can't be noticed at all..either get a 950 step-up those 570's or get another 1..SB is just a hype..going there is not an upgrade at all for performance instead its a sidegrade..its just an OC hype fiend of a chip..if you want more e-peen to brag the SB is teh path..
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