Change i7-975 ---> intel i7-980x

Hello friends! tell them that I have wanted to change my i7-975 for a intel i7-980X, the use you'll give is to play and everyday, and I'm a fan of hardware.
It really notice the difference in performance or is it better to buy 2 hd ssd and put them in raid 0?
the rest of the configuration is:
asus rampage 3.
12 gb of ram 2000 mhz kingntons hyper X.
4x500 gb seagate raid 5.
2x500gb samsung raid 0 f3.
psu antec 1200watt.
Gtx260be 3x (3 way sli) + 8800GS for physics.
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  1. SSD and better GPU's, You will get more out of GTX470/80 in SLI than the 260's in triSLI.
  2. ^ +1.
  3. OP - if you want to upgrade the CPU, I'd wait until next spring when the performance Sandy Bridge CPUs should be shipping.
  4. Sigh...that would be a pretty stupid upgrade, no offense. 1, because the 990x is coming soon, so then you will want to get that, 2 because you already have halo end products that are so fast you cant even tell the difference, and 3, you could spend $1000, WAY better than that.
  5. are convincing me to keep my i7-975 .... I have intel you fear that next year socket change and we are in November ... would be a bad investment .... and also I was reading to get the i7-990x!
  6. If you're gonna wait on the 990X (speed bump of the 980X IIRC), might as well wait a bit longer for the Sandy Bridge. My understanding is that there will be an 8-core, 16 thread version at hopefully the $1K benchmark price. Since SB seems to have about a 20% IPC boost over Westmere, that and the two extra cores should make for a big boost in multithreaded stuff. For gaming, you'd be better off upgrading your GPU.
  7. fazers_on_stun said:
    If you're gonna wait on the 990X (speed bump of the 980X IIRC), might as well wait a bit longer for the Sandy Bridge. My understanding is that there will be an 8-core, 16 thread version at hopefully the $1K benchmark price. Since SB seems to have about a 20% IPC boost over Westmere, that and the two extra cores should make for a big boost in multithreaded stuff. For gaming, you'd be better off upgrading your GPU.


    The 8 cores dont come until the end of next year to my knowledge, ivy bridge 22nm die shrink. SB this year into Q1 2011 will max at 4C/8T, and the 990x is the top of their charts until IB.
  8. Your system, graphics aside, is already overkill for gameplay. As Rolli59 said - Upgrading your graphics cards and a pair of SSD's in raid 0 would be hard to beat for gaming.
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