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post #11 of 19
Everything will open instantly. Games will close instantly. YOull genuinely ***** brix lmao
post #12 of 19
Meh , all's good , get a 6960 or a 560/560ti
Personally , budget permitting , price-performance-scalability-preference wise :
6850<560ti<560<6950

I went from a 6850 to a 6950 ( unlocked to a 6970) and skipped all of the 560s in b/w
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Originally Posted by Data and Shiz View Post
So, I'm not the most tech-savy person in the world, but I know a bit about computers and are so interested in learning. My current crappy setup is a

Pentium Dual Core E2180
4GB DDR2 RAM
320GB (5400RPM I think) HDD
GeForce 8400GS

Can't really do much video editing, gaming or FRAPS recording wise. Now, my brother on the other hand, is VERY good with computers. I handed him over about $1000 dollars and told him to build me a really nice computer, and he said alright. He told me the parts were going to be

Intel i5 2500k Sandy Bridge
G-SKILL 8GB DDR3 RAM, 1600Mhz
x2 Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB, 7200RPM
I forget, some ASUS P67 motherboard I think
GTX 460

He told me the performance difference is going to blow me away. Should I expect a dramatic increase in just about everything I do with this upgrade? Remember, I don't really know much about this kind of stuff, but I was told you guys are pretty knowledgeable.
post #13 of 19
Definitely a huge upgrade. I had an E2160, and when I upgraded an an E8400 it was a nice improvement. Same thing from E8400 > i5. You're skipping that step so I imagine the results will be awesome
post #14 of 19
BD it is .. when will 8 core CPUs come out at i5 prices.. Hmm.... well , for ONE , in India, AMD is always priced lower than intel , youhooo!!! SO BD 's going to be it for me
Sad though for potential Intel buyers.. stuff's at a premium here.. +20~40% and never will you see a rebate
post #15 of 19
Aww man, I'm still kickin' that E2180...
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post #16 of 19
The world moved on
Pemntium D
Core
Core 2
Core i5s/i7s
Core (2nd gen)
Core ( 3rd gen ) --> Ivy league is around the corner.. It's like your riding a rusty old cycle xD

EDIT: Jinx, so true, man.. thats a computer that runs msword <-- and i find even this hard to do without an ssd.
Edited by 0razor1 - 7/19/11 at 4:48pm
post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by 0razor1 View Post
The world moved on
Pemntium D
Core
Core 2
Core i5s/i7s
Core (2nd gen)
Core ( 3rd gen ) --> Ivy league is around the corner.. It's like your riding a rusty old cycle xD
More like coming from a 1996 Honda Civic to a Lamborghini Gallardo.
    
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post #18 of 19
I saw the title, and I just have one thing to say:

It will be like going from a little power scooter to a tricked-out Ferrari or something!
It's a computer!
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post #19 of 19
It's an incredible upgrade. Heck, I went from a phenom II x4 @ 3.6ghz + hd 6870 to my current setup and I was still blown away.

Btw though, any reason why you need 8gb of ram? or why you need two hard drives? You might be able to trim a little bit of fat off that build and get an ssd. And then really have your mind blown. lol
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