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post #21 of 40
You could allways buy me a gtx560 . smile.gif
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Get TRI-SLI 580's if you have cash to blow, then water cool them with EK blocks smile.gif
Or you could get a nicer looking case like the 800D
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post #23 of 40
I'd say 990x, Gives you more headroom to futureproof (if you wouldnt upgrade in the near future) and a Chance to test out the six cores since they pretty much cost the same in your terms.
   
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post #24 of 40
990X since you don't really have a budget/money isn't a problem. And within 6 months that budget will come back and you can upgrade to the best current or next best.
     
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post #25 of 40
The point is that he will be upgrading . I also think the maximus 4 extreme has support for IB . Also , if you're lucky kepler may come out by then ..
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post #26 of 40
2600K, bring it to 5.1-5.2 24/7 with a Maximus IV.

That's what I'm using, rock-stable 24/7 and flying at 5.1. smile.gif
    
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post #27 of 40
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We beta test a lot of products as well so, I can't exactly comment on Kepler smile.gif

My biggest issue isn't really price...The budget is there, I can't go over but, if I'm under, I just recycle it into our racks and buying one or two more, would be cool.

The Asus Maximus is a nice MB BUT, my understanding is support will be hit or miss.

You know what...Maybe I'll upgrade 3 to the 2600k + Maximus and do the rest to the 990x's...

And you guys are reccomending the H70's...Hrm.

I do watercooling for most of our builds, don't know why I haven't done the office yet, that's actually a mystery BUT, on the H70 is the delta enough to handle 4.5ghz on the 2600ks? Or the 990x for that matter?

It's within the budget to do some water as well...+ the 932 takes well to 360's...
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I'll be honest...The main issue with the 2600k IMO is motherboard support...Every company that currently has an 1155 board available, in terms of service has a very bad track record with us...Asus is "okay" but, /shudder.

I was also looking at "recylcing" the 990x's in the future into a couple SR-2s...Hrm

What do you guys think of the Sabertooth//current MB's for the 1155?

i am pretty sure that sr-2 can only run Xeons, but other than that i would say if you're not doing anything with heavily multithreaded apps... the 2600k will perform on par or slightly above that of a 990x if overclocked....

Use the remaining money for phase change and water cooling. I would recommend the ud7 b3, but you said you'd had bad experiences with them... go with the maximus then. Add in a competent power supply and a couple of 580s or a 590 and you're good to go.

Common how much computing power does an alienware admin really need lol smile.gif
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$320 average for 2600K and save some of those $$ for electric bills and get netflix streaming...biggrin.gif
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What really pisses me off is that you have too much money !!

Still , don't make the same mistake as most of us do . These "all in one" water-coolers are average in the best situations . Note that a GOOD wateer cooling loop costs well above 200 . Noctua NH-D14 is THE KING . Also , just for the heck of it , buy yourself a revodrive and see the difference .
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