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So every year I upgrade my computer. This year has been a little difficult in choosing parts, so ill tell you guys what im thinking, then throw me some suggestions

Im thinking I should definitely pick up an ssd. If I do, its going to be a new vertex 3, probably the 240gb version. Is it worth it?

Other considerations are new Mobo/cpu/ram, or new video cards. Cpu would be either upcoming bulldozer or sandy bridge, then corresponding ram/Mobo. Video cards would be two gtx580s with blocks for my loop.

Due to some limitation on cash for it, its basically I have to choose 2/3: Ssd, Mobo/cpu/ram, video cards.

Im sticking with nvidia this time around just to clarify a little. Of course I wouldn't want to make any bottlenecks

Edit: My build is basically for gaming if it matters to anyone. I use the maximum quality settings. And I know about the differences with the processors and whatnot, im just looking for what I should be upgrading.
Edited by sivarthcaz - 6/7/11 at 8:45am
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How about picking up some software you have always wanted to have? The only hardware I can see a need for in your case is possibly the SSD
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How about picking up some software you have always wanted to have? The only hardware I can see a need for in your case is possibly the SSD
Mmm, nothing I want

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SSD for sure. They are awesome.
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SSDs are awesome. especially if u get the SATA 6GBs ones.
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SSD for sure. They are awesome.
Im 99% sure im gonna get the SSD. I guess its more of a matter of do I want to upgrade my motherboard/cpu/ram, or video cards.
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post #7 of 13
My guess would be neither. Wait for next year and just get a SSD for this year. Perhaps go with 2 for RAID0
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My guess would be neither. Wait for next year and just get a SSD for this year. Perhaps go with 2 for RAID0
I would not put a SSD into RAID unless it has a mindblowing ******* blowjob garbage collection since you would lose TRIM.

OP I agree a SSD, but you may want to just get the 120GB and save the rest of the funds for Sandy -E here in the next few months.
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I would not put a SSD into RAID unless it has a mindblowing ******* blowjob garbage collection since you would lose TRIM.

OP I agree a SSD, but you may want to just get the 120GB and save the rest of the funds for Sandy -E here in the next few months.
When's SB-E supposed to come out? I've been out of the loop for a while.

Definitely shooting for an ssd. Even when these new sockets come out im still going to need to choose to upgrade Mobo/cpu/ram OR new video cards.

So upgrade to the new sockets or new video cards in the future?

Thanks for the input thus far, rep will be given of course
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Sandy Bridge -E aka socket 2011 X79 is due somewhere around Aug-Sep, which is 1366 replacement.
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