Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel CPUs › Advice needed...990x vs 2600k
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Advice needed...990x vs 2600k

post #1 of 40
Thread Starter 
Some backround ~

I work in an enthusiast office, basically...12 interns, each has their own PC...3 AMD...9 Intel...All flavors of everything, I typically let them decide the brand and when I upgrade, they get what they want...Spoiled brats.

In any event, our budget was basically just doubled...MOST of the office is now on dual 590's, 580's, or 6990s...

Upgrading the whole machine at this point is stupid however, I have the budget now, to add a new option...The 990x.

All of the PC's currently either have the X58 LE's or Classifieds and they're all up to par in terms of ram, etc etc etc...

I don't like the motherboard options currently for the 1155; a couple companies are waiting for Ivy and that's great but, come 6 months, I'll just have the same $$$$ to burn on that, again, next round of uprades!

So, the question is, do you guys think I should just get everyone the 990x's or replace everything and get the 2600k's?

They mostly game but, everyone overclocks...

Ideas? Suggestions? Comments?
post #2 of 40
If they only game most of the time then a 990x is a waste and the 2600k would be a better choice for people who mostly game and would leave more in your budget for upgrading more things for the computers ..... memory, video cards, ssd's
Xeon TJ07
(24 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon x5650 4.7 ghz Asus P6X58D Premium Evga GTX 580 HydroCopper 2 SLI Gskill 12 GB 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
OCZ Vertex2 2 Crucial M4's Samsung Spinpoint MP4 640GB LG 24x DVDRW 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC RX 480 Radiator Koolance HX-CU720V 240 mm Radiator  2 Swiftech MCP35x XSPC Dual Bay Dual pump 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Lamptron FC Touch Fan Controller 6 Scythe Ultra Kaze 2k RPM XSPC Raystorm CPU Waterblock Windows 7 64 Bit Professional 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Asus VG278HE 27 inch  Dell u3011 30 Inch Monitor LG 50 Inch Plasma TV Logitech G510 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Cooler Master V1000 Silverstone TJ07 Logitech G500 Dolica 355 mm 
  hide details  
Reply
Xeon TJ07
(24 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon x5650 4.7 ghz Asus P6X58D Premium Evga GTX 580 HydroCopper 2 SLI Gskill 12 GB 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
OCZ Vertex2 2 Crucial M4's Samsung Spinpoint MP4 640GB LG 24x DVDRW 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC RX 480 Radiator Koolance HX-CU720V 240 mm Radiator  2 Swiftech MCP35x XSPC Dual Bay Dual pump 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Lamptron FC Touch Fan Controller 6 Scythe Ultra Kaze 2k RPM XSPC Raystorm CPU Waterblock Windows 7 64 Bit Professional 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Asus VG278HE 27 inch  Dell u3011 30 Inch Monitor LG 50 Inch Plasma TV Logitech G510 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Cooler Master V1000 Silverstone TJ07 Logitech G500 Dolica 355 mm 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 40
ditto. 990x is overkill.
itx Gamer
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i3-2100 H67N-USB3-B3 MSI GTX460 1GB Cyclone 4GB DDR3-1333 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
OCZ Agility 3 120GB Windows 7 Home Premium x64 LG W2361V Silverstone ST45SF 450w 
CaseMouse
Silvertone SG-05-450 MX Revolution 
  hide details  
Reply
itx Gamer
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i3-2100 H67N-USB3-B3 MSI GTX460 1GB Cyclone 4GB DDR3-1333 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
OCZ Agility 3 120GB Windows 7 Home Premium x64 LG W2361V Silverstone ST45SF 450w 
CaseMouse
Silvertone SG-05-450 MX Revolution 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 40
Holy crap, where do you work???
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 D0 Stepping EVGA X58 SLI LE EVGA GTX580 12 GB Corsair Dominator 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
300 GB WD Velociraptor LG Blu-Ray Reader/Burner Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SAMSUNG S27A550H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Zowie Celeritas Kingwin Mach 1 Thermaltake Xaser IV Roccat Kone [+] 
Mouse Pad
Razer Ironclad 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 D0 Stepping EVGA X58 SLI LE EVGA GTX580 12 GB Corsair Dominator 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
300 GB WD Velociraptor LG Blu-Ray Reader/Burner Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SAMSUNG S27A550H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Zowie Celeritas Kingwin Mach 1 Thermaltake Xaser IV Roccat Kone [+] 
Mouse Pad
Razer Ironclad 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 40
only thing I have to add, are you hiring? lol.
storm trooper
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 5930k @4.584 ghz 1.312v Asus x99 deluxe 2Xgigabyte gtx980 g1 16gb corsair ddr4 @3122 mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2x1tb sata wd cavier black 1x2tb seagate 1x1tb ... cd/dvd rw w/lightscribe corsair h100i and some high cfm low rpm fans Windows 8.1 pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
65" samsung 4k tv 8550 series logitec k700 XFX 850w black series storm stryker 
MouseMouse PadAudio
logitec m705 my table pioneer sc-87 and about 2300watts of pure aweso... 
  hide details  
Reply
storm trooper
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 5930k @4.584 ghz 1.312v Asus x99 deluxe 2Xgigabyte gtx980 g1 16gb corsair ddr4 @3122 mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2x1tb sata wd cavier black 1x2tb seagate 1x1tb ... cd/dvd rw w/lightscribe corsair h100i and some high cfm low rpm fans Windows 8.1 pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
65" samsung 4k tv 8550 series logitec k700 XFX 850w black series storm stryker 
MouseMouse PadAudio
logitec m705 my table pioneer sc-87 and about 2300watts of pure aweso... 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 40
Enthusiast office?
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i3 4150 Gigabyte  Gigabyte Geforce GTX 1050 Ti 8GB DDR3 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 10 x64 Samsung BX2450 300 Watt Bitfenix 
Audio
Small Amp + Pair of Realistic Minimus 26 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 4570 H81 EVGA Geforce GTX 750 Ti 8GB 1600Mhz DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital 1TB 7200 RPM  Windows 10 Pro x64 HP w2007 
  hide details  
Reply
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i3 4150 Gigabyte  Gigabyte Geforce GTX 1050 Ti 8GB DDR3 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 10 x64 Samsung BX2450 300 Watt Bitfenix 
Audio
Small Amp + Pair of Realistic Minimus 26 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 4570 H81 EVGA Geforce GTX 750 Ti 8GB 1600Mhz DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital 1TB 7200 RPM  Windows 10 Pro x64 HP w2007 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 40
Thread Starter 
Alienware Admin ~ Someone has to train the interns

In any event --

I get the same budget every 6 months...If I don't use it, it's gone.

I'm also getting the 990x at the same price of the MB + Core combo so, price is the same.

Even getting the 990x I have budget room...But, we don't actually need anything so, I was going to buy a few new racks, maybe a switch or two.
post #8 of 40
990x I say if moneys there why not blow it on something good. Heck if someone came to any one of us and said; You can haev what ever car you want, free. Would anyone take a 1k junker?
ROJO
(14 items)
 
Endless
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-7600K MSI Z270 G M7 GTX 1080 FE ti CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 SAMSUNG 850 Pro  LITEON CX1-JB512-HP M.2 LITEON CX1-JB512-HP M.2 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H115i Win 10 Pro Asus ROG PG348Q  Ducky DK 9008S 
PowerCase
SeaSonic SS-750KM3 750W NZXT S340 Elite 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-1650 v3  ASRock X99 Extreme4 Quadro K1200 Kingston  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2  SAMSUNG 850 PRO  WB Black Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 7 Ultimate BenQ GW2760HS Black 27" BenQ GW2760HS Black 27" BenQ GW2760HS Black 27" 
PowerCaseAudio
SeaSonic M12II 750 SS-750AM2 750W Fractal Design Define XL R2 Black klipsch R-15PM 
  hide details  
Reply
ROJO
(14 items)
 
Endless
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-7600K MSI Z270 G M7 GTX 1080 FE ti CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 SAMSUNG 850 Pro  LITEON CX1-JB512-HP M.2 LITEON CX1-JB512-HP M.2 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H115i Win 10 Pro Asus ROG PG348Q  Ducky DK 9008S 
PowerCase
SeaSonic SS-750KM3 750W NZXT S340 Elite 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-1650 v3  ASRock X99 Extreme4 Quadro K1200 Kingston  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2  SAMSUNG 850 PRO  WB Black Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 7 Ultimate BenQ GW2760HS Black 27" BenQ GW2760HS Black 27" BenQ GW2760HS Black 27" 
PowerCaseAudio
SeaSonic M12II 750 SS-750AM2 750W Fractal Design Define XL R2 Black klipsch R-15PM 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 40
If the money is not a problem go with the 990x. I mean, why not? Especially if they all have quad gpu setups, may as well use a board with more native PCIe lanes.
 
HTPC
(8 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3930k MSI X79MA-GD45 Powercolor 7950 G Skill 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 830 Swiftech Apogee XT Rev. 1 EK-FC HWLabs Black Ice GTX 240 and a Koolance HX-CU72... 
CoolingCoolingOSOS
MCP 35X and a MCP 350 Koolance 401x2 Opensuse 12.1 Windows 7 
KeyboardPowerCase
Ducky OCN with cherry blues Antec True Power New 650W Cooler Master CM690 II 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-750 Gigabyte p55-ud2 GTX 430 G Skill 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
Samsung HD204UI Fedora 15 Corsair CX-430 Silverstone GC04 
  hide details  
Reply
 
HTPC
(8 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3930k MSI X79MA-GD45 Powercolor 7950 G Skill 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 830 Swiftech Apogee XT Rev. 1 EK-FC HWLabs Black Ice GTX 240 and a Koolance HX-CU72... 
CoolingCoolingOSOS
MCP 35X and a MCP 350 Koolance 401x2 Opensuse 12.1 Windows 7 
KeyboardPowerCase
Ducky OCN with cherry blues Antec True Power New 650W Cooler Master CM690 II 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-750 Gigabyte p55-ud2 GTX 430 G Skill 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
Samsung HD204UI Fedora 15 Corsair CX-430 Silverstone GC04 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by Masked View Post
Alienware Admin ~ Someone has to train the interns

In any event --

I get the same budget every 6 months...If I don't use it, it's gone.

I'm also getting the 990x at the same price of the MB + Core combo so, price is the same.

Even getting the 990x I have budget room...But, we don't actually need anything so, I was going to buy a few new racks, maybe a switch or two.
Damn wtb your job .. I used to work at alienware here in miami in the computer assembly lane back in 05-06, I miss going into work at 7 and getting out at 2/3pm

Posted from my Motorola Atrix with Tapatalk
Sandy
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I5 - 2500k @ 4.5ghz 1.32v Asus Sabertooth P67 Sapphire 6970 CFX (1000/1400) G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GBXL (2x4GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Wetern Digital Cav Blck (x2) Crucial M4 SSD Custom Water Cooling Windows 8 Pro 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer 24" LCD Logitech G110 Gigabyte GE-MK20A-D1 1200W Corsair Obsidian 800D 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G600 X Trac Pads Ripper XXL 
  hide details  
Reply
Sandy
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I5 - 2500k @ 4.5ghz 1.32v Asus Sabertooth P67 Sapphire 6970 CFX (1000/1400) G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GBXL (2x4GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Wetern Digital Cav Blck (x2) Crucial M4 SSD Custom Water Cooling Windows 8 Pro 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer 24" LCD Logitech G110 Gigabyte GE-MK20A-D1 1200W Corsair Obsidian 800D 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G600 X Trac Pads Ripper XXL 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel CPUs
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel CPUs › Advice needed...990x vs 2600k