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post #11 of 22
Maybe I'm missing something here..

There's a GIGANTIC middle space between planning for a Q9650, and planning for a SB tri SLI rig..
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post #12 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by beers View Post
Maybe I'm missing something here..

There's a GIGANTIC middle space between planning for a Q9650, and planning for a SB tri SLI rig..
You're right buy Q9650s still sell for 300$ on eBay - what a gip!

http://computers.shop.ebay.com/Compu...=p3286.c0.m282
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lol... im not running tri SLI currently, but i do have 3 ENGTX 470s... essentially i bough one, and then a close friend of mine upgraded to GTX570s and sold 2 of them to me for realy cheap... and i have run them all off of my D 840 (55FPS in crysis, but i never went over 60 in any game) just for fun... i would like to run them all if possible... and if i am going with sandy bridge im not settling for a 2500K im going for the 2600k
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post #14 of 22
Quote:
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lol... im not running tri SLI currently, but i do have 3 ENGTX 470s... essentially i bough one, and then a close friend of mine upgraded to GTX570s and sold 2 of them to me for realy cheap... and i have run them all off of my D 840 (55FPS in crysis, but i never went over 60 in any game) just for fun... i would like to run them all if possible... and if i am going with sandy bridge im not settling for a 2500K im going for the 2600k
No reason to get 2600k. It's only good for encoding and rendering.

But hey, if you've got the budget, go right ahead.

Look in my sig for the right P67 board for you and order the parts today.

Heck, you can still get 100$ for the 780i on eBay if it's in good shape.
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post #15 of 22
Why not just use 2 470s?

edit: stupid me


I suggest sand bridge Q9650s are too big of a rip off
Edited by NI3 - 3/27/11 at 10:24pm
post #16 of 22
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Track View Post
No reason to get 2600k. It's only good for encoding and rendering.

But hey, if you've got the budget, go right ahead.

Look in my sig for the right P67 board for you and order the parts today.

Heck, you can still get 100$ for the 780i on eBay if it's in good shape.
ill probably keep the 780i or sell it to a friend... as for the 2600k, is the only difference hyper threading? just from quick searches before, i though there were more differences witch made me think the 2600k was the superior overclocker... if hyper threading really is the only difference then i will go with the 2500K as the difference will g away once overclocking... as for the mother board, i will look at reviews and specs of the one in ur sig... but i just found the ASUS Maximus IV extreme and am wondering what you guys think about it as i have only had time to read on review so far
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ill probably keep the 780i or sell it to a friend... as for the 2600k, is the only difference hyper threading? just from quick searches before, i though there were more differences witch made me think the 2600k was the superior overclocker... if hyper threading really is the only difference then i will go with the 2500K as the difference will g away once overclocking... as for the mother board, i will look at reviews and specs of the one in ur sig... but i just found the ASUS Maximus IV extreme and am wondering what you guys think about it as i have only had time to read on review so far
No offense, but is my sig invisible?

I wrote a sticky about choosing the right P67 motherboard and I linked to it in my sig.
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Saw that after I posted that XP... sry about that
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post #19 of 22
I'd say go for an i5 2500K platform. You can get a decent board that supports tri-sli, an i5 2500K, and 4GB of RAM for ~$500 or so, versus spending $300 on a Q9650. Q9650 is still a rather good quad, but it cannot hold a candle to Sandy Bridge.

Also, I don't quite understand how you can afford SLI let alone Tri-SLI GTX 470's yet are still running on a lowly Pentium D? Your GTX 470 must be dying from data starvation from that Pentium D, bottlenecked to the max.
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post #20 of 22
To play those games? Just stick with your current socket and upgrade to the Q9650. You will save a ton of money and be very happy with the upgrade in performance.
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