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So would you say this system after it gets the sli 580s would be able to play all high end games on max without a problem?
    
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post #22 of 64
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Ok heres the question what is the real difference in QPI 4.8GT/s over QPI 6.4GT/s? thats why i was thinking about going to the extreme over just another QPI 4.8GT/s chip, I already have that in this chip.
more bandwidth..the Xeon counter parts are maximizing the 6.4GT/s QPI's..

quoting you on this one..

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So would you say this system after it gets the sli 580s would be able to play all high end games on max without a problem?
well the 3gb variants should still hold up the hardcoreness of games..even on multi monitor setup..vram is the issue with higher reso's thats why the 6970 counterpart can keep its race up with the 580 equipped with the 1.5gb vram..
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So with what I am wanting to do with my system, would i even see a difference if I go from 4.8 to 6.4?
    
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post #24 of 64
Hey Man,

I'm not sure why you'd need new ram and stuff if you go Sandy? couldn't you use your current ram and psu?

Unless you're thinking of making an entire separate pc?

also Why is everyone asking him to go to a 580? he's got 2 x 570's that would surely blow the 580 out the water?

Personally, i'd look at a 30'' monintor, i know i've got my eye on the Dell 30'' but its £1200 English Pounds here! you'll most likely get a better deal where you are.
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So with what I am wanting to do with my system, would i even see a difference if I go from 4.8 to 6.4?
there would be significant increases given you also OC your clocks a bit..i am currently using 166x21 settings on my 920..it give's around 3.48Ghz and my QPI is around 3000GT/s and i can testify that there is an increase of performance in gaming..
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post #26 of 64
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So would you say this system after it gets the sli 580s would be able to play all high end games on max without a problem?
Didn't realise you were getting 2 x 580's (mother of science!)

Well i think it will dominate even Crysis @ 1920 x 1200 Max, and many many games in the future,

My 285's still pwn pretty much everything i can throw at them and they're 2 gen old now!

I personally think the Hardware race is 10x faster that the PC game developers can keep up with, you'll not see another Crysis-esque, game that can't be played until 2 or 3 hardware generations down the road.
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post #27 of 64
Dude buy a monitor or headphone setup with that money

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post #28 of 64
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well, I am at some point going to buy a 2560*1600 monitor and that is why I am asking also about what would be an upgrade as far as chips, so I can still perform what I want to do at max max max and get great FPS.
    
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post #29 of 64
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well, I am at some point going to buy a 2560*1600 monitor and that is why I am asking also about what would be an upgrade as far as chips, so I can still perform what I want to do at max max max and get great FPS.
with that reso and 2 580's its one hell of a gaming ride..although i would suggest you would use 2 580's with 3gb vram..well nonetheless the monitor is a good upgrade..
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post #30 of 64
If your that keen on spending money on performance you could always get like 3 Vertex 3's (or equivalent) and put them in RAID 0. Not much else you can do thats worth your time/money aside from a better monitor.

by the way those ssd's would be overkill.
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