The 990X might well be my next CPU, but what is the most intriguing part is the pricing of the i7 970. If the CPU has a high enough multi, I might as well grab that one instead and save some $$$ in the process.
Cameron: Core i7 2600K 4.5Ghz, MCR220, 2xMCR120, MCP655, ASRock P67 Extreme4, 4GB DDR3, 2xOCZ Vertex 30GB RAID0, GTX470, 2xHD5670, Modu82+ 625W, TT Xaser VI.
Neuromancer: Core i7 975, DFI DK X58-T3eH6, 12GB DDR3 1333Mhz CL6-6-6-15-1T, 3x9600GSO 384MB, Hiper 880W, TT Xaser VI.
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