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Currently am contemplating buying the Intel Core i7-990X Extreme Edition Gulftown 3.46GHz 6 x 256KB L2 Cache 12MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80613I7990X for $1000.00. Would really appreciate you guys helping to suggest components with a rough price for my current build which is as follows. Note: I am trying not to spend more then $2500.00 - $3000.00 AU, though am aware the Intel® Core™ i7-990X Processor Extreme Edition should probably be swapped with something else? Please suggest! I will be using this for gaming, moderate to high use of the entire Adobe CS5 Master collection and general day to day use. Thanks!
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Case: Fractal R3 Quiet Case
Heatsink: NOCTUA NH - C14 (seeking suggestions on this)
PSU: Seasonic X900 SS-900HP 900w PSU (looking for a very sturdy/REALLY quiet psu)
Mobo: Gigabyte X58A-UD5 (suggestions please)
Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-990X Processor Extreme Edition
(12M Cache, 3.46 GHz, 6.40 GT/s Intel® QPI)
RAM: 2 x 4GB's DDR3 1600Mhz RAM (suggest a brand)
SSD: Crucial RealSSD C300 2.5″ 256GB SATA III SSD (not sure whether I should get this one? Can anyone suggest a cheaper same size one)
Graphics card: (No idea... looking for 2 x 1GB minimum - must be HD)
Fans/cooling: (Suggestions - need something VERY efficient/VERY quiet)!
HDD: 1TB Samsung F3 Hard Drive + Additional 2TB (3TB total)
OS: Windows 7 64 Bit
Wireless networking card: TPLINK WN951N 801.11NL - 300mbps (suggestions)
Monitor(s): 2 x BENQ 24" Full HD 1080p monitors
Keyboard/mouse: Microsoft wireless keyboard & mouse (800 series)
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990X is just for e-peen.
Save yourself some money and get a 970.
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990X is just for e-peen.
Save yourself some money and get a 970.
Is the 970 also a hexacore? And how much difference in price would that roughly be?
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...15079&Tpk=990X
999$ USD for the 990X

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115066
599$ USD for the 970

and yes. The 970 is a hexacore, just doesn't have the unlocked multiplier like the 980x and 990x.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...15079&Tpk=990X
999$ USD for the 990X

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115066
599$ USD for the 970

and yes. The 970 is a hexacore, just doesn't have the unlocked multiplier like the 980x and 990x.
Alright that's 3.2GHz - what sort of overclocked speed would I be looking at?
Edited by Teal-McGuffin - 3/3/11 at 6:32pm
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on a WC setup you cold be doing a 4ghz+ 24/7..on an Air cooled setup 3.6-3.8 should be fine..and will get you raw speed the way you want it..

well stop making multiple threads man..
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Alright that's 2.3GHz - what sort of overclocked speed would I be looking at?
You really need to do your research.

http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/c...7_970_review/3
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I meant to write 3.2*
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