GTX 680 or i5 3570K + Asus P8Z77-V DELUXE
I was thinking about upgrading to a GTX 680 or i5 3570K + Asus P8Z77-V DELUXE Mobo and wanted to get some outside opinions on what you guys might prioritize in my situation.
I need the Deluxe Mobo vs anything less costly for the Dual LANs, Increased 3.0 and 6 Gb/s Ports
My current rig is:
i7 920 @ 4.0 GHz custom water cooled but its one of the original C0 stepping so can't really push it further.
ASUS P6T V2 DELUXE
12 GB RAM @ 1600 MHz
2 x Unlocked 6950s @ 6970 Shaders in Crossfire
Corsair F90 Boot drive + 3TB 7200 rpm WD Storage Drive
Display Resolution: 1920 x 1080 on Samsung S27A950D for 3D
1000W Cooler Master Silent Pro PSU
If you have any further questions please feel free to ask. Having a challenge figuring out what to do here.
If anything I'd get the 680 (actually 670)
not really anything there you need to change.. but I suppose if you find you have problems with radions or x-fire or whatever it would be worth changing
if not then don't.. 6950's are still pretty good and should be plenty.
680! You platform is still fine.
Agreed - unless you need the encoding or SSD caching technologies from Ivy Bridge, do a GPU upgrade.
Judging from your components, you're talking about gaming... I have yet to hear of a game that causes an OC'd LGA1366 to be a bottleneck!
As Dzzope noted however, GTX 670s may be better for you since you evidently have no fears about overclocking them to get 680-like performance: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...review-25.html
Thanks for the help guys. I suppose i'll hold on till haswell then.
Unless your dead set on an upgrade, may i ask what is it your upgrading for? 6950s are basically on par with a stock 670 iirc, and that cpu isnt going to bottleneck for another 2 years, personally, id hold tight, maybe wait for gk110 and haswell and do a whole mobo cpu gpu rebuild
Umm no a 670 owns a 7950 so how would it be on par with a 6950?
Ill admit its not very clear but you cant have read OP cause hes running xfire 6950's.
I've read this many times dude.... it just looked like you were talking about 6950's in general and not crossfire...
Fair enough, sorry for the bitchy response
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