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post #1 of 11
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So here is what is needed, Usb 3.0 and Sata 6gb.... would you wait till BD or go p67 or z68? or just get a x58 board?
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post #2 of 11
Get a OCZ Vertex 3 SSD (make sure you get the the new maxIOPS version). Even if you aren't on Sata3 yet, it will be much much faster than that black.

Any other upgrade on that system would be a waste of money, if you are running 1920x1080 that system will max anything with a decent amount of AA/AF included.
Edited by Murlocke - 5/3/11 at 9:08am
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post #3 of 11
I would just hold off for now. See what AMD has to offer and then make your decision.
Maybe even hold off for LGA 2011 if you can control yourself for that long.
Visiting OCN makes you want to upgrade before you even really need to sometimes.
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Your rig is more than fine, but if you're desperate to get something built I'd wait for Bulldozer. Comes out around next month I believe?
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Your i7 is still beastly. You won't need to upgrade your processor if all you do is game for years to come. Your power supply is crazy-overkill, you have a good CPU cooler and a good set of RAM. EVGA are a great motherboard manufacturer too, an your 6950 is more than enough for 1080p. If you really want to upgrade, either get a solid state drive, or another 6950. You probably won't need usb3 or sata 6gb/s, and if you do, you can buy a PCIe card to cater for it if you really want to use it, although currently the benefit of sata 6 gb/s is negligible and I've yet to see a usb3 product worth buying.

WHEN you see a product that gets good reviews using that over the lower equivalents, it might be worth considering upgrading. Right now however, you'd largely be upgrading for "future proofing"... but why not upgrade when you have the need and the parts are cheaper?
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post #6 of 11
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Your i7 is still beastly. You won't need to upgrade your processor if all you do is game for years to come. Your power supply is crazy-overkill, you have a good CPU cooler and a good set of RAM. EVGA are a great motherboard manufacturer too, an your 6950 is more than enough for 1080p. If you really want to upgrade, either get a solid state drive, or another 6950. You probably won't need usb3 or sata 6gb/s, and if you do, you can buy a PCIe card to cater for it if you really want to use it, although currently the benefit of sata 6 gb/s is negligible and I've yet to see a usb3 product worth buying.

WHEN you see a product that gets good reviews using that over the lower equivalents, it might be worth considering upgrading. Right now however, you'd largely be upgrading for "future proofing"... but why not upgrade when you have the need and the parts are cheaper?
Well I guess what I mainly want in something to improve my real world and game performance... and the fan config in my case is bugging the crap out of me right now..
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post #7 of 11
Go P67 and grab a cheap 2500k and then you can upgrade to Ivy bridge too.
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post #8 of 11
Your rig is perfectly good.

OP, even though your CPU is almost 3 years old, today age means nothing.

I see i7 CPUs gaming many years into the future without breaking a sweat.
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Bulldozer is a month away just wait
    
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post #10 of 11
another 6950 and an ssd, i would change case too and gt ap-15 or cheaper alternative for new fans
    
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