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post #21 of 29
wait to see if bulldozer outperforms sandy, as it may be cheaper also! Be mad not to wait a few weeks, and at least you know for sure you will have an upgrade path.
post #22 of 29
That rig should get you by for a while yet, If I had a rig that good before this one, I wouldn't have bought my i7 and waited a while longer.

You NEED to do a fresh install of windows, then drivers and then finally programs.

I came from a single core 939 to i7, I jumped light years.
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post #23 of 29
Only reason to wait a month or so (not sure when AMD's bulldozer is going to get a proper release) is to see if prices get driven down. Otherwise, I doubt performance differences between the Intel and AMD offerings will be ALL that much. Regardless, you'll have a system that would likely exceed all of your requirements. The one you put together in your sig rig is a solid system, and to be sure, a new AMD bulldozer one would be too.
    
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Yeah for sure on that rig of yours. I still have a Q6600 with a 5770, and mine still runs like a boss. And a 5770 is about the same performance as a GTX 260, so your card should outperform mine. Still though, if a fresh install of Windows doesn't do it, test some hardware. Those things going bad can do anything under the sun to a machine.
    
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post #25 of 29
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Oh, this is my current rig: http://www.overclock.net/system.php?i=26922

It's kind of weird, It's held up strong since I've originally built it. However, lately it has hiccups galore, can't run games, crashes, etc.
Mate, your "crummy rig" is better than my current.... As previously stated, it just needs a bit of TLC. Strip it all, give it all a good clean, replace the TIM on the CPU & GPU and blow out all the heatsinks and fans including the PSU.

Buy a Samsung F3 1TB, partition a 200-300GB and install Windows on that, or get your stuff off the Raptor onto the F3 and just wipe and fresh install of Windows.

Make sure all your cables are tidied and not looking like hanging vines from a Tarzan movie.

Chuck a bit of lube in the fans, or throw 'em and buy some new ones, and most importantly... Don't hit your PC... It aint an old TV.

OC that CPU to like 3.6GHz.

I can guarantee that'll speed up things, and give you a little project to boot, check everything's cushty, that PSU has like a 7yr warranty IIRC, and will last, aswell as being completely overkill for any single card system currently.

You can do that, and play with your old rig with a fresh lease of life for a bit longer, 'til IB comes out, or just take the plunge and get the new rig.

The 2500k is an amazing chip, and if you plan to upgrade again in 6months or whenever, you'll be forking out less.

Also, I recommend waiting another month or so before buying, with the BD's release around the corner, I'm willing to bet some price drops are imminent on Graphics and Processors alike, your 2500k and 560Ti should drop a bit.

PSU, Case, SSD etcetera, you can start getting though, be less of an impact on your wallet in one go if you get bit-by-bit.
 
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post #26 of 29
Wait for a Bulldozer if you want to upgrade it anyway, but regarding the problems.. I would start with disassembly of all, cleaning from all dust, checking all vents if any of them is not stuck, checking of MoBo's and GPU's capacitors for leaks and then put all back together with fresh Windows install. Also if you have some spare parts you can test all components to detect the faulty one.
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Your fans and whatnot are slowing? ...Perhaps you need to clean out the case/fans... Also, maybe get a new power supply... Or at least test it... Maybe your power supply is starting to kick the bucket and causing the lock ups and whatnot from not supplying enough juice.
I do believe the PSU also plays a part in this, as I do remember hitting the PSU directly on the side once, and the fans finally light and began to work. And the fans are not slowing, they just were not spinning at all. I have off today, I'll spend most of today trying to organize files on a backup drive that I want to keep(movies/music/etc). Then take it all apart and reassemble.
    
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Tried pretty much everything. Still getting a lot of freezing during game play.

Also, is there a topic about dust prevention inside a case? This thing gets dusty way too quickly.
Edited by xSeany - 5/25/11 at 2:40pm
    
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Tried pretty much everything. Still getting a lot of freezing during game play.

Also, is there a topic about dust prevention inside a case? This thing gets dusty way too quickly.
All you can do about that is add dust filters to your case.

Your main entry points of dust will be your top empty 200mm fan space, your side 200mm and the front panel.

For the top, adding alow-RPM 200mm exhaust will prevent dust entering the top, the side you should be able to buy a 200mm dust filter that'll fit externally, they come in varied styles for your aesthetics, for the front panel, I suggest buying a sheet of thin foam, the same stuff that's fitted in my Scout, cut to side and it should fit behind the mesh inside your bay covers just right.

I'm on my phone right now, so I can't provide links or correct type of foam, eBay and that MNPCTECH.com is a good place for filters IIRC.
 
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