My antique rig is running a very happy 1st gen i7 990X CPU (not OC'd). YES it is old... I have a GTX970 paired with it and it has been running with great success for a couple of years, but I am keen to see what your opinions are regarding the optimum card for this CPU. I have been trying to find out myself, but all i see are conflicting suggestions. Any ideas? This rig is going nowhere right now, so if sticking with the 970 is about the best i am gonna do then i'm ok with that. Its more out of curiosity than anything. I know the Asus rampage II extreme MOBO is old, and the PCIE speed will not amount to much, but i am still inquisitive!