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Old May 8, 2012, 03:26 PM   #421
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Finally ordered the EVGA SR-X motherboard after waiting what seemed like forever....EVGA only started higher volume production a couple of weeks ago, and they aren't exactly making a lot of them since it's only a handfull for each country at most.
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Old May 8, 2012, 10:34 PM   #422
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My short term is changed to long term-ish....now. I will build a new pc in 1-2 months. So maybe, I'll change my lists if anything is on sale, or I could wait for the more Z77 motherboards come out, etc.
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Old May 9, 2012, 12:45 AM   #423
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Short Term:

Might sell my 7970s and replace them with two 670/680, I'm not sure.
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Old May 9, 2012, 01:18 AM   #424
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Long term... ASRock 970 Extreme3 + AMD FX 8350/8320.
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Old May 9, 2012, 03:52 PM   #425
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Bah, the shop where i ordered the motherboard will only receive their stock next monday, so what i effectively did was a pre-order, even though it wasn't mentioned while i was placing the order.


Sometime next week i guess.
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Old May 9, 2012, 05:11 PM   #426
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lmao I was trying to see what stuff you guys were getting so I went back through the last 5 pages and all I saw was an argument between demo and shadow guy. How far must I go back to see real conversation?!!
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I'll admit, I was thinking I didn't feel any pressure to upgrade anything, but the more I see of the GTX 680, the more tempted I am by it. I may try to resist temptation until down the line for "GTX 780", but we'll see. GTX 580 hasn't fallen short for me on anything I've thrown at it, including Skyrim at 8xAA/16xAF. So, we'll see.
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I'm either getting a corsair H80 tomorrow or a new mobo and ddr3 ram. I really don't feel like reinstalling windows so it will probably be the former.
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I picked up a used Antec Kuhler 920. Hopefully that'll help keep my cpus temps in line at around 5ghz.
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I picked up a used Antec Kuhler 920. Hopefully that'll help keep my cpus temps in line at around 5ghz.
If the 920 is comparable to the Corsair H70, then yes, it will. Especially since you have a Sandy Bridge and not an Ivy Bridge :P
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Looks like the next upgrade is a move to kepler..670 or 680. Need to get ready for Borderlands 2.
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My next upgrade will be to start looking for a tri-fire setup in the 6k series to replace my aging dual 4850x2 setup. Quad-fire is nice but would really like the DX11 capabilities as DX11 games start to pop up.
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I'm really debating selling both my Catleap Q270 and Planar SA2311w and picking up an Asus VG278H.

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I just bought an open box 7970 off of Newegg for really cheap. I couldn't say no. I can't wait to at least play around with it for a bit. Hopefully I also make a few bucks off of it.
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So how is the 7970? ^^^

I'm really debating on getting the i7 3770k over my i5 2400s. It would unlock PCIe 3.0 on my board, give me hyper threading and OC'ing.
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It was a lemon. I should have known better than to waste my time with an open box card. This is the second time that I bought one and both times I got a bum card.
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It was a lemon. I should have known better than to waste my time with an open box card. This is the second time that I bought one and both times I got a bum card.
Bad overclocker? Or just defective?
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Bad overclocker? Or just defective?
It was defective. It would stutter at stock in a few games. I saw a lot of hitching. The smallest oc would make it artifact like I've never seen.
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have you tried down clocking it?
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have you tried down clocking it?
What is the point? If it doesn't function probably at default settings why would he want it?
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So how is the 7970? ^^^

I'm really debating on getting the i7 3770k over my i5 2400s. It would unlock PCIe 3.0 on my board, give me hyper threading and OC'ing.
Yes, go for it. And it'll last you longer enough until there's new CPU that is faster than i7 3770K. I've changed my mind about getting i5 3570K, so I'd rather get an i7 3770K for more future-proof. I won't build another new gaming pc until I move to North Carolina, I just don't know exactly when yet.
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Thinking hard about a second 7970. Don't really see the need for it though. Hmm...
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What is the point? If it doesn't function probably at default settings why would he want it?
Because he did not pay default price? Because a down clocked 7970 is still freaking fast? Maybe to pin point if something off the chip was causing it?
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Yes, go for it. And it'll last you longer enough until there's new CPU that is faster than i7 3770K. I've changed my mind about getting i5 3570K, so I'd rather get an i7 3770K for more future-proof. I won't build another new gaming pc until I move to North Carolina, I just don't know exactly when yet.
I'm thinking the same.
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Because he did not pay default price? Because a down clocked 7970 is still freaking fast? Maybe to pin point if something off the chip was causing it?
I would guess Baba wouldn't think its worth the effort.
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Because he did not pay default price? Because a down clocked 7970 is still freaking fast? Maybe to pin point if something off the chip was causing it?
Someone already returned it for a reason. I doubt that it had something to do with my system. I'm not about to use a downclocked 7970 when I could just pick one up on the forums for a few bucks more that will likely oc well. That just doesn't make sense.

I did just realize that I could have at least tried out MLAA 2.0. I've heard good things and would have liked to have seen it first hand.
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