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r3quiem May 10, 2012 08:35 PM

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.
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.

Dzzope May 10, 2012 10:02 PM

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.

GT7R May 11, 2012 12:40 AM

680! You platform is still fine.

frontier204 May 11, 2012 07:28 AM

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

r3quiem May 11, 2012 11:06 AM

Thanks for the help guys. I suppose i'll hold on till haswell then.

W4ff1e May 12, 2012 02:41 AM

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

BigPhatPaulie May 12, 2012 06:44 AM

Umm no a 670 owns a 7950 so how would it be on par with a 6950?

W4ff1e May 12, 2012 06:46 AM


Originally Posted by BigPhatPaulie (Post 628835)
Umm no a 670 owns a 7950 so how would it be on par with a 6950?

Plural, as in more than one, "6950s".
Ill admit its not very clear but you cant have read OP cause hes running xfire 6950's.

BigPhatPaulie May 12, 2012 06:54 AM

I've read this many times dude.... it just looked like you were talking about 6950's in general and not crossfire...

W4ff1e May 12, 2012 07:00 AM

Fair enough, sorry for the bitchy response

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