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I have 3x gtx580s from my old sli setup (790i) Im looking to goto a new board and processor

Right now im looking at A Gigabyte UD7 + 2500k and/or a Asus Rampage 3 Formula + a i7-960....


Any recommendation or downsides to this. I have a 1200W Silverstone PSU and a RV-02 Case so i have the room for either option. i will be overclocking one or the other to atleast 4ghz. only downside is ill be buyin new memory if i goto the i7-960 because i only have dual channel ddr3 atm
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Definitely go for the 2500k. The 2500k can be overclocked to 4.8GHz on air and more under water. The new sandybridge cpus perform way better than their first gen i7 counterparts. It will give you much better performance than the 960. Plus it will future proof your system, since the 1155 chipset will be used for next years ivybridge processors as well. And you won't need to change memory. There is no reason to get a last gen i7 at this point in time.
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if your looking to run all three 580's i think you would be better off with the 960/asus combo. looking at the ud7, the spacing between slots looks too small, but i could be wrong.
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post #4 of 10
if your interested in the 2500k i would try and find the asus p8p67 ws revolution somewhere.
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post #5 of 10
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Definitely go for the 2500k. The 2500k can be overclocked to 4.8GHz on air and more under water. The new sandybridge cpus perform way better than their first gen i7 counterparts. It will give you much better performance than the 960. Plus it will future proof your system, since the 1155 chipset will be used for next years ivybridge processors as well. And you won't need to change memory. There is no reason to get a last gen i7 at this point in time.

I agree with the get the 2500K part but I was under the impression that Ivybridge would be socket 2011, and not 1155?
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128480

is the unit im looking at i should be able to setup at 16/8/8 for SLI and that should be fine for the 3x 580gtx

i also chose the Ud7 because the color scheme works better with my current case (green / black)
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post #7 of 10
not saying its a bad boad. just a bad layout for what your trying to do. if you look at the physical spacing on the pci slots i don't think you are going to fit 3-580's in slots 1,2,3..... just saying.
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post #8 of 10
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was thinking slows 1 3 and 4 for pcie.

1 slot between each card should be addequate. and im goin to water cooling soon enough
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post #9 of 10
if you are water cooling then spacing should be fine, if not then you would want to go 1, 3, 5 to give at least one space between each for the dual slot cooler, be aware that the air flow would be choked on the board so overclocking would be pretty limited until you got on water. The UD7 or the Maximus IV are the top boards for sandy bridge at the moment so you shouldn't be disappointed there and there is no need for hyper threading unless you are doing video editing or the like.
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if you are water cooling then spacing should be fine, if not then you would want to go 1, 3, 5 to give at least one space between each for the dual slot cooler, be aware that the air flow would be choked on the board so overclocking would be pretty limited until you got on water. The UD7 or the Maximus IV are the top boards for sandy bridge at the moment so you shouldn't be disappointed there and there is no need for hyper threading unless you are doing video editing or the like.
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