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Thanks for the advice anyone.
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post #22 of 28
You are good to go for a long time yet

Don't be fooled by benchmarks and numbers

If you are not a 'hardcore' video editor you will not notice a diff

If you are gaming, I bet you could not tell the diff If I sat you on my sig rig and then on my stock i5 750 rig with 1x GTX580

All you can benefit from for now is a GPU upgrade

Enjoy your rig
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GPU upgrade and SSD and you'll still be fine.
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Woah, wanted to say thanks for the first rep point!!
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Woah, wanted to say thanks for the first rep point!!
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post #26 of 28
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Originally Posted by Korlus View Post
Or 6850 crossfire, or 5850 crossfire. Since you can get 5850's here for £100 a piece, it would probably be cheaper. Not sure about there.

The problem is that the performance increase wouldn't be huge. Sure it'd be noticeable, but I'd suggest either going with GTX 560/470/6950/5870 SLI/crossfire, or waiting until at least the next generation of GPUs. The 4870x2 is still a very powerful GPU. It's not quite equal to 5850's in crossfire, but it's not as far behind as you'd think. Probably around 5830's, but definitely above 5770's.
GTX460 SLI wouldnt be a good enough upgrade, it would be big but not big enough. Id say 6850 Xfire or 5850 Xfire.
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If temps are your main concern then scourer the OCN market place for some water cooling goodies, you can find some really good deals in there sometimes.
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post #28 of 28
I upgraded from that exact same CPU/MB combo and to be honest I don't really see any difference in anything but benchmarks. Like a few people have said an SSD and GPU upgrades would be more than enough if you have the itch to upgrade now.
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