These are the system specs ATM :
Windows 10 Pro
CoolerMaster Stacker STC-T01
MSI X58 Pro-E
Intel Xeon W3680
Corsair Vengeance 18GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Alphacool Eisberg 120 watercooling set
Kingston SSDNow V100 SV100S2/256G, Hitachi DeskStar 7K3000, WD Raptor 150,2 X WD Caviar Green
2 x Saphire R9 290X Tri-X in crossfire
3 x LG W2253 (eyefinity)
LG BH08LS20 Blu-Ray writer
Hercules XPS 2.0 80 DJ Monitor
Realtek High Definition Audio onboard
Sapphire PurePSU 950 W (Enermax Revolution 85+ clone?)
My better half didn't allow me to jump on 'the latest hardware' boat,so I had to settle for only a GPU upgrade......on the picture,you see it already waiting on my desk....
As you all know,that I7 950 isn't really a big performer anymore these days,so I was looking for an alternative that could give my system a boost to survive a few extra years without costing me an arm and a leg....
The I7 980X still goes around 350 € here,but I found a great alternative,for 200 €....
A XEON W3680......almost identical to the I7 980X,also unlocked and compatible with my mobo (bios IS flashed to the latest version).......
When my R9 290X and this CPU are installed,I hope to get some decent power again for the next few years