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Originally Posted by Robilar View Post
Yes, and the block for the 6990 is pricy to say the least.


Do you need a 6990? As noted above, a single 6970 would be quieter and still provide multi monitor support.



Also, if you are going for a single 990x and a single GPU, the Rampage III extreme is overkill. It's a top end overclocking motherboard designed with 3 (or 4) gpu arrays in mind.

You can grab any decent $200 range board and it will be plenty.
The 6970 would suffice. I could do without the third monitor no problem. I keep forgetting that the 6970 has two connections. I will stick with that, the 6990 has gotten horrible reviews on noise. Upwards of 90Db when taxed. What MB would you suggest if not the Rampage? I liked the features it provided: USB 3.0, Bluetooth and 6.0Gb/s SATA connection.
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The 6970 would suffice. I could do without the third monitor no problem. I keep forgetting that the 6970 has two connections. I will stick with that, the 6990 has gotten horrible reviews on noise. Upwards of 90Db when taxed. What MB would you suggest if not the Rampage? I liked the features it provided: USB 3.0, Bluetooth and 6.0Gb/s SATA connection.
Easy choice

Asus P6X58D-E

Supports: CrossfireX / 3-Way SLI Triple-Channel DDR3 2000(o.c.)/1600/1333/1066Mhz 3x PCI-Express 2.0 x16 Dual GigaLAN 8-CH HD Audio 2x SATA 6Gb/s + 6x SATA 3.0Gb/s 2x USB 3.0

Selling for $215.

No bluetooth support but frankly, that's an overclocking gimmick. I played with it on a couple of boards (including my current one) and found it to be virtually useless.
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Go with the 990x and ignore any of the 980x vs. i7 2600k benchmarks. They aren't taking into account how heavily multi-tasking you will be. Although the new i7 is pretty dang fast, I highly doubt it can handle all the multitasking at hand.

Also the triple channel memory will be a huge benefit.
show me any triple channel setup with better maxmen, aida numbers than a properly tuned sandy bridge setup
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I did not mention triple-channel RAM because of its bandwidth, rather the 50% larger capacity it has available. If he's a serious designer/VM user, he shouldn't settle for less than 24gb.
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post #46 of 71
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I spent some time looking up the Xeon's. The E5645 isn't worth it from performance unless I were to severely over clock them to compete. It seems they can overclock to 4 ghx easily. I do like the thought of 24 logical cores but the contention between multiple CPU's and the lower clocks still make the 990x a better buy. The X5680 would be the way to go but at $1699 a CPU, I would have to take back my "I don't care about price" statement.

I am pretty sold on the 990x after all the comments.

I am unfamiliar with Liquid Cooling components. I am guessing I need a water block for the CPU and then a pump?
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post #47 of 71
Might be worth looking into Getting a EVGA SR-2 with two hexacores?
And do not get some of that "extreme" liquid cooling stuff. your own loop will be better along with building the system, i promise OCN will help you!
post #48 of 71
because of everything you want to be able to run at once I am siding with the 990X due to the ability to run 24GB of RAM. I feel that a 2600K would be faster for you but with 16GB you may end up limited on what you can run at once
    
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990x all the way. dont buy cyber power though.
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why would you not do your own build?
post #50 of 71
For the word you do I would go with a 990X and maybe just 1 6970, but that's totally up to you on the video card.
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