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Really can't think of where the proper place to put this is.. sorry mods

I had this notion that i was going to buy a 6 core bulldozer but in all honesty, why? I don't have a reason besides e-peen. This proc demolishes everything I throw at it besides SMP folding [not exactly crying a river].

ANYWAYS, I have 400 dollars and no idea what do to with it. Any suggestions on what I could add to my current rig? What'll be the most noticeable performance gain?

I was considering saving a bit more and going 2600k/mobo but again.. why?

Any suggestions are appreciated!
    
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You asking us to give you an opinion on something that hasn't been released yet...No one can really tell you yet if it is worth it...

2600k or 2500k and a new mobo would be a huge upgrade...that 560ti is also a great card...also could look at getting another one or even a SSD
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(If you are a gamer,) buy a 6970+Battlefield Bad Company 2 and thank me later.

If you are a video renderer, code compiler, picture editor etc go for SB or Bulldozer

If you arent satisfied with boot time, program load time etc get another hard drive and an SSD
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Maybe add an SSD or another screen? 2 Screens really help, browser on one, work on other. I dont have an SSD so I cant say much about them,but from what Iv heard theyre amazingly fast. I'm probably going to get one later this year
    
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get a 6970 and sell teh 560ti, or SLi the 560ti
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SLI is a bit unneccesary for me.. I can max out everything [almost] since i'm only on a 1080p IPS monitor.. A second is also a bit unfeasible for me because of desk space.

by effect, a 6970 wouldn't be a worthwhile upgrade either..

Leaning toward SSD and maybe sandy bridge.

and yes, I realize it's unfeasible to ask whether or not something is worth it when it's not out, but let's proceed on the assumption that BD will be somewhere in the ballpark of sandy bridge, maybe 10-25% better.
    
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Really can't think of where the proper place to put this is.. sorry mods

I had this notion that i was going to buy a 6 core bulldozer but in all honesty, why? I don't have a reason besides e-peen. This proc demolishes everything I throw at it besides SMP folding [not exactly crying a river].

ANYWAYS, I have 400 dollars and no idea what do to with it. Any suggestions on what I could add to my current rig? What'll be the most noticeable performance gain?

I was considering saving a bit more and going 2600k/mobo but again.. why?

Any suggestions are appreciated!
Buy an SSD. Your current rig is more than capable of handling all games just like you said, but an SSD is nice for general everyday computing, from booting up to getting into games etc. everything is snappier. Upgrading to Sandy Bridge isn't that huge an upgrade, and Bulldozer is a month away, so waiting for proper benchmarks won't be too bad so you can see if it's even worth it.

A nice Vertex 2 ought to be well within your budget. Spend the rest on booze, or save it for your decision once Bulldozer comes out.
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Buy an SSD. Your current rig is more than capable of handling all games just like you said, but an SSD is nice for general everyday computing, from booting up to getting into games etc. everything is snappier. Upgrading to Sandy Bridge isn't that huge an upgrade, and Bulldozer is a month away, so waiting for proper benchmarks won't be too bad so you can see if it's even worth it.

A nice Vertex 2 ought to be well within your budget. Spend the rest on booze, or save it for your decision once Bulldozer comes out.
Thanks! I was thinking of going this route, but couldn't justify it to myself as well as you have put it.

I'll look into some SSDs and whatnot
    
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if you are looking into SSD, i would suggest getting a SATA III so you can take full advantage of the speed increase. Crucials get great scores, this one worked great for me and a co-worker:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-348-_-Product

loads windows in 13 seconds and all of my load times on games are a fraction of what they were.
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if you are looking into SSD, i would suggest getting a SATA III so you can take full advantage of the speed increase. Crucials get great scores, this one worked great for me and a co-worker:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-348-_-Product

loads windows in 13 seconds and all of my load times on games are a fraction of what they were.
looks sick man! I'll definitely keep it in mind.
    
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