^she's a beauty. Very impressed actually, more than I expected from Nvidia. Performs better than a 7970 cf and is just a tad bit shy of a gtx 680 sli. A fairly negligable amount (around 2%). Would look nice with two on my formula . Mosfet block is in. Now I need to order some more fittings, sleeving and fluid and I'm good to go!
It is an x79 board haha. Went with a Rampage IV Formula. The new 3570k/3770k didn't quite end up overclocking like I had liked. So I bought an i7-3820 too fill in until the ivybridge-e processors are out next year.
Yep. X79 will support ivybridge-e cpus. It'll allow pci-e 3.0 and native usb 3.0 support. Your guess is as good as mine for the performance though. The gains between sandybridge and ivybridge were minimal. Ivy is better clock to clock, but due to heat issues, it won't oc as high as sandybridge cpus on air. Reasoning for that is they moved from 32nm to 22nm processes for manufacturing. Higher density of transistors in a small area = less surface area for heat disapation. Not to mention no one knows how rough the voltages are going to be on the lifespan of the processors due to the decrease in transistor size. Loves LN2 from what I hear though. Not sure about water cooled computers but it'd definitely be better than on air. Between sandybridge-e and ivybridge-e we won't know until around the time of release.
I just talked to an IT support specialist over at Intermedia.com to get some mailboxes restored. The agent was French and she had the voice of a angel, I propose from here on out all phone support agents be taught French so they sound sexy.