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I'm trying to decide which I want to do, but as I now I'm not sure. I've got two options I'm considering right now. Onto the dilemma...

I want to add another 6950 TFII and upgrade my PSU to a 750W SeaSonic. I'm not sure if my 955 will bottleneck it or not, so my options are:

1) Getting a new board to overclock my 955 better (still may bottleneck though)

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2) Getting a 2500K because it's got some pretty sexy specs and is more future-proof

Option one would be cheaper, but a 2500K would definitely be more future-proof.

Also, unrelated, I'd be re-doing my loop as well, replacing the crappy stock Rasa tubing for some nice blue tubing and possibly throwing in a 120mm rad. Load temps are ~50 C with the 240 rad, would the 120 help a lot? It'd be a thick rad like the RX120 or Black Ice Xtreme.
 

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I would hold the 955 and mobo until Intel socket 2011.

I guess thats vote three then.
 

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I would hold the 955 and mobo until Intel socket 2011.

I guess thats vote three then.


Is 2011 really going to be that much better than 1155? I thought it was just a die shrink
 

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Is 2011 really going to be that much better than 1155? I thought it was just a die shrink
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2011 is Sandy Bridge-E. Ivy Bridge is still 1155.

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If u want performance now I would get the 2500k. It blows anything AMD has to offer out of the water. The 2500k also has really good power saving features. I think a 955 would bottleneck your crossfire setup.
Yeah I'm pretty sure the 955 would bottleneck and I would hate to waste money on a new board and still have a bottleneck.
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2011 is Sandy Bridge-E. Ivy Bridge is still 1155.

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How much better would Sandy Bridge-E be over say a 2500K?
 

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I understand your board has poor VRMs but you already have a fairly nice overclock for that CPU. Are you sure you'll be able to get it that much higher with a better board?
 

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I voted for 2500K. Who knows, maybe there'll be a really good deal for it with Nov. and the BF sales approaching in a few weeks.
 

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I understand your board has poor VRMs but you already have a fairly nice overclock for that CPU. Are you sure you'll be able to get it that much higher with a better board?

It actually has good VRMs (8+1), its just they're unheatsinked. Also, the crossfire slots are x16 and x4 so there'd be performance loss because of that. As for the overclock, is not 100% stable, but fine tuning isn't an option when I'm at college and my rig is 160 miles away...
 

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How much better would Sandy Bridge-E be over say a 2500K?

Well Ivy is supposed to be around 20% better, so maybe SB-E will be a little higher? I forget where I read about Ivy bridge being 3% better, but it's what I read.

EDIT: Appologies, I read that wong. I was subtracting when I shouldnt have been xD

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Sandy Bridge performance per clock is only around 17% more than Lynnfield.
Ivy Bridge will be target 20% more performance per clock compared to Sandy Bridge.

 
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