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If I were to upgrade my current system, it would actually be cheaper for me to go 980x. I would have to get a whole new motherboard, Sandy Bridge processor, and craptastic dual channel RAM, cause we all know Sandy Bridge won't run with triple channel RAM.. Oh! and with Sandy Bridge, I will no longer get 16x +16x Crossfire.. NOPE! with Sandy Bridge, I can only get 8x +8x cause Sandy Bridge cannot run with dual 16x PCIe.

So yeah Sandy would be a huge dissapointment.

If it were me, 980x all the way.
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SandyBridge = Poor Man's i7

get the 980x and dominate.
hahahaha, but seriously I would choose the threaded performance of sandy bridge @ 5GHz vs a 980x at 4.2 or whatever. If he's going to get the 980 over 4.4GHz then it is worth it to get the 980.

CS5 and all those programs count on 1 or two super fast threads for fluid functionality vs 12 slower threads working together. I'm talking about complex brush strokes and transforms(not encoding/blending, where the mouse is inactive). A sandy bridge system clocked higher than a 980x would be more responsive AFAIK, just slower in final output that would use all threads available. I'm assuming the dual channel bandwidth won't be the bottleneck in both situations.

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cause we all know Sandy Bridge won't run with triple channel RAM..
There is no "triple channel ram"... triple channel is just a configuration. 3 channels available... whether you fill them or not is your decision. You can tack on RAM sticks unevenly on X58 and P67(4x2GB on X58 still runs in triple, 3x2GB still runs as dual on P67).
Edited by PUNANAE - 3/15/11 at 9:37pm
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So I got the SB2600k. It was on sale and I got it shipped for 300 so I can't complain to much. Now its onto RAM and MB. I was thinking the Asus maximus IV with 8-12GB of 2000Mhz RAM by Cosair or Kingston. Will the SB run 8x +8x with sli as well? Is this a huge difference from 16x +16x?
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