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Old 11-19-2010, 07:11 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Nice, can get them for 129.83 with price matching.

But hmmm i'm trying to not spend my money at once... but then it saves on shipping... all 9 bucks.
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Well got me a shiny new i7 950 and Noctua... now for a good deal on a mobo/ram... hopefully something comes up in this weeks mailure....
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Yha... my q6600 has srved me well over the 3 yrs but the 680i inability to upgrade topped my "guess i should update" desicion...

Now for 980x to drop so i have to update to a mans chip.
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the sabertooth is a nice board, i was going to pick one up my self when i was building my pc but they where sold out around here. Too bad ncix doesn't have options on the 6gb kits for g.skill
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I'm not in a great hurry so I'm gonna see what deals come up this week and as xmas nears.
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Okay, ncix has a 30 mir on the evga ftw, so can get it for about $252 after the mir.
The x58 sli 3 i can get for $200 after a $10 mir

Is having a 2nd pci-e x16 worth 50 bucks after rebate?
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the sli 3 already has 2 x16 slots that will operate at full x16 speed when both are used. if you use all 3 x16 slots though, the bottom 2 will revert to x8 speed.
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Well if you ever go SLI or Xfire, an x8 slot will probably limit your card (if you get anything decent anyway). So yeah, I'd always get a board with 2x x16 slots just to be safe. I wouldn't worry about the downgrade to x8 for the bottom two though, tri-anything is not worth it anyway IMO
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Right now I don't think you'll see much of a difference between 2 @ X8 and 2 @ X16, maybe with the next gen of video cards. And the NB heatsink on the FTW looks like it might interfere with some cpu heatsinks.
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