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Originally Posted by Aniket View Post
may be,
but they are not ordinary at all,they are also very good beside sandy bridge
but they are the most common i7s tho.

But if the OP were to buy a 700 series i5 and then a 6990, he would be better off I think.

first of all the 6990 matches or beats a SLI 580 when running multi monitor configs. Secondly spending a smaller amount now would allow the OP to take a look at bulldozer when that comes out. It's a win-win situation.
 
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post #22 of 25
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but if my cpu doesnt bottleneck the 6990, no point changing platforms

EDIT: would be cheaper gong to 6990 than 2x 580sli

can sell the 580 for a good 500-500

and the 6990 is about 850 here .

new 580 is 570
Edited by newpc - 3/9/11 at 4:50am
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post #23 of 25
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bit if my cpu doesnt bottleneck the 6990, no point changing platforms
you could also go for the 6990, test if you notice any bottlenecks and if you do, get a new CPU (some quad i5).

And then you're still able to upgrade to bulldozer at a relatively low cost compared to if you buy a SB setup now.
 
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post #24 of 25
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awesome then.

18th coming up.

time to get 3 new monitors + 6990 . and getting a car! :whee:

thanks guys.
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Sort of off topic but how is your i3 doing for games in general? My girlfriend gave me the go ahead on a nicer upgrade then I planned, but I don't want to waste it on what's out now. I'll wait and see what Intel and AMD have out when Bulldozer comes out.

I can return the 2500k(which I'm doing) and grab an i3 540 and 100 dollar board to play around with and have enough for a game left over. I have a 212+ so I'm sure I'll get atleast 4GHz. I don't care about media encoding or benchmarking, so the HT will be plenty for games from everything I'm reading(atleast on par with a similarly clocked Phenom II, most often faster though).
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