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Hi there i am really upto upgrading my stuff due to i wanted a good and more performance and espe ially would be a good setup for years to come... Please help me figure things out to be on a right path, so that i would get a quality parts and less money... And help me decide if an upgrade is really necessary....

Here is my current specs:
Case: Thermaltake Element G
Mobo: Evga X58 SLI LE
CPU: i7 920 DO @ 3.2ghz
Ram: 6gb Corsair Dominator (OEM) 1600mhz 9-9-9-24
Primary HDD: 2x WD Raptor 150gb on Raid 0
Secondary HDD: 1Tb WD Caviar Black
GPU: Evga GTX 460 1Gb Stock
CPU Cooler: Corsair H50
Pshyx Card: PNY 8500GT 512mb

Here are some things looking at:
Evga GTX 570,580 or 560
EVGA X58 Classified3 3way sli
Corsair AX1200
Corsair HX 850
Corsair 600T White Edition
Corsair Dominators GT


If any suggestions will be appreciated, thanks in advance
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Well, my friend, it would appear that you already have a monster of a system! If I may suggest, I would hang onto that for at LEAST another year and a half. A 920 and a GTX460 are a great duo, and your RAM, while it is 6GB, is REALLY fast at 1600. I cannot in good conscience recommend upgrading, because your system is really nice already. Unless you want that 8.0 WEI so badly....
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I suggest going for some faster ram with tigher timings if you can afford it. Maybe 2000mhz with 8-9-8-24 timings. And grab another GTX 460 for SLI! I will give you alot more power for less money than upgrading to a newer single card and your power supply will run both of them just fine. Also, try to overclock your processor more. I've seen that 3.8ghz is easily achiveable with your chip.
post #4 of 28
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Originally Posted by coachmark2 View Post
Well, my friend, it would appear that you already have a monster of a system! If I may suggest, I would hang onto that for at LEAST another year and a half. A 920 and a GTX460 are a great duo, and your RAM, while it is 6GB, is REALLY fast at 1600. I cannot in good conscience recommend upgrading, because your system is really nice already. Unless you want that 8.0 WEI so badly....
thanks for the suggestion, the only thing held me up is that when i play games sometimes i get lagg like spike laggs, i dont know if it is my gpu but any way, i sold my GTX 460 for $120.00 , (i think i made a bad move in there )
anyway im in the market for a new GPU, i don't know what to get though im playing at 1900x1080 resolution...

Oh by the way i got my new case Corsair 600T SE White Edition....
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I suggest going for some faster ram with tigher timings if you can afford it. Maybe 2000mhz with 8-9-8-24 timings. And grab another GTX 460 for SLI! I will give you alot more power for less money than upgrading to a newer single card and your power supply will run both of them just fine. Also, try to overclock your processor more. I've seen that 3.8ghz is easily achiveable with your chip.
yes you are right... i'm looking actually looking at this RAM Corsair Dominator GT 2000mhz

http://www.compusa.com/applications/...911&CatId=4093

about the GTX 460, i actually sold them ... any other suggestions?
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The only upgrade worthwhile would be a video card upgrade and the addition of an SSD. If you're a big gamer or use your computer for music, a sound card would be nice as well. As far as a motherboard or ram upgrade, I'd bet money that I could do a placebo test and you couldn't differentiate what you have from what you're looking to buy, so save your money.
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I would upgrade to a non reference 570 and keep the rest of the system. New platforms will be released next year so wait if you can.
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The only upgrade worthwhile would be a video card upgrade and the addition of an SSD. If you're a big gamer or use your computer for music, a sound card would be nice as well. As far as a motherboard or ram upgrade, I'd bet money that I could do a placebo test and you couldn't differentiate what you have from what you're looking to buy, so save your money.
Does ssd really helps? Is it better on raid 0?
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I would upgrade to a non reference 570 and keep the rest of the system. New platforms will be released next year so wait if you can.
You mean the 10" card? How good is the 570 though?
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You mean the 10" card? How good is the 570 though?
One of the best to date , close performance as the 580.
I would go with one of these. The classified 570 as improved power system and overclocks better than reference card. The 570 DS HD runs cooler and silent.

EVGA classified 570
link: http://www.evga.com/products/moreInf...s%20Family&sw=

EVGA 570 DS HD
Link:http://www.evga.com/products/moreInf...s%20Family&sw=
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