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Ok I would like some input with more that just I thinks.... I am looking to get a 780i added to the specs below with another Gigabyte GPU. Is this worth it or should I wait until I can upgrade better. I am a gamer and am looking for as much as I can get out of my system but not spend my money foolishly..

Only the Serious should reply, please don't waist my time.

Thank you in advance..
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I wouldnt waist your time getting a dead socket board. Upgrade to a sandybridge set up, you can get a board and cpu for under $300
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I wouldnt waist your time getting a dead socket board. Upgrade to a sandybridge set up, you can get a board and cpu for under $300
is he gonna get the ddr3 ram from the easter bunnylol
yahi would go for sandy bridge too
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Thanks for the replies sharp and Kal777 but I am looking for an sli dual x16 setup and the only config I come up with that is $785.. That will cause a divorces quickly...lol
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Hey,
First of all, what's the point in getting a 3 years old motherboard as an upgrade? I'm sure if you squeese the budget a little you can get something like a 2500k+ a decent p67 mobo (if you buy at microcenter) and see better results. If you were considering upgrading your mobo and your gpu, why not get a better cpu + mobo and stick with your gtx 460. The gtx 460 can handle most new games at high fps. If you combine a 460 with a 2500k, you will see a major improvement.
Also, since I don't know what your budget is, here's a little example of what you could get for let's say 500$, you could add a second gtx 460 for sli along with a 2500k + p67 mobo:
I5 2500k 179.99$ (microcenter)
MSI P67-G43 139.99$ (microcenter)
And add a second Gtx 460 (recertified) for 154.99$ (newegg)
Which makes a total of 474.99$ before shipping, and it would be a significant upgrade.

Good luck!

EDIT**: Oh and some DDR3 ram too for that mobo...
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that config consisted of this, All found at Newegg:

GPU: GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-1GI GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card ($159)

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K ($224)

MOBO: ASUS P8P67 WS REVOLUTION LGA 1155 Intel P67 / NVIDIA NF200 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard (if you can find a cheaper dual x16 please let me know) ($254)

Ram: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 15000) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9B ($119)
Edited by toast - 5/9/11 at 7:22pm
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That system looks to me like it would be able to play most games fairly well i know your only runnin ddr2 but I think you wouldnt notice that much of a difference
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I agree that going LGA 1155 would be a more meaningful upgrade.

However, if you stay LGA 775, look around the OCN For Sale section for a used Gigabyte EP45-UD3P. They show up for around $100 pretty regularly, and it would be a decent step up for you.
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Thanks for the replies sharp and Kal777 but I am looking for an sli dual x16 setup and the only config I come up with that is $785.. That will cause a divorces quickly...lol
You dont really need dual x16 for 2-way sli a la Toms Hardware.
Also if you take a look at part three of that article you see that between x58, p67 with and without nf200 (the chip that turns single x16 into dual x16) there is only a loss of a few fps at most, and that is with GTX 570's and Radeon 6950's, while you have two GTX 460's.
For a cheap board you could get away with this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130576, if you need additional mobo features you can go from there but that should suffice.
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Thank you to all that have replied all advise is being considered.

Dinkledork Oh how nice it would be though..

What brought this whole thing on, I was going to give my old parts except my GFX to a friend, oh what generosity does to one..
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