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So check out my rig below in my sig. I will probably be getting a BD chip in October, or whenever the reviews and OC benchmark information gets out. But, until then I will be upgrading things slowly on a week by week basis. I game occasionally, mostly non-fps games tbh. I will play the hell out of Deus though.

Anyways, I was thinking of upgrading the Mobo to the Gigabyte 990fx UD3.

Now, I'm thinking Ill go with that first as it will get the system ready for BD, I can get used to the Bios and OC'ing with it, and it has Sata 6.0gb which my current mobo does not. So, my SSD will preform better. If there is another part of the system you would hit first, or what you think I should do after that, let me know.

Also, in selling the Mobo, etc... Since I don't have 35 rep or whatever, is there another place you would recommend? Or just ebay?
    
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I'd say the motherboard would be a good place to start. It would help the SSD performance. Moving on from the motherboard I'd probably move on to a bit more RAM or a video card (maybe a 6850 and perhaps another 4GB of RAM). RAM is dirt cheap now-a-days for DDR3 so its basically a no brainer.
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Yeah, motherboard seemed like a good choice for me too.

That specific motherboard though... Think it's a good choice? I picked this one most because of the color scheme and the features. I wanted a black board ideally. And this really seemed like the only one. Conveniently enough it has plenty of features for me as I don't think I'll ever go over 2 gpu's.

If I do ram next, BD liking 1866 or w/e, should i definitely buy 1866+ ram for it? I know the difference in performance is minimal, but still.
    
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1600 stuff is cheap money, and honestly, unless you're doing some hardcore benching, you won't see real word benefit. I love Gigabyte motherboards, for what its worth.
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Alrighty. Just picked up the motherboard.
    
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You might also want to upgrade your graphics card if you have plans to take on some of the upcoming titles such as BF3, since you're on a 5770 and there's quite a lot of upgrade power to be at hand.

I would recommend a GTX 560 ti (it should give along the lines of a 50%+ boost in performance, especially when OC'd).
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Yeah, I was looking at this 560 I think. But I'm timid cause I'm not sure if my 5770 will last until the ATI 7000's... What do you think?
    
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Yeah, I was looking at this 560 I think. But I'm timid cause I'm not sure if my 5770 will last until the ATI 7000's... What do you think?
GPU's you can usually be fine by just upgrading every 2 series. i.e. from a HD4000 to an HD6000. You could always get another 5770 and Crossfire if you're worried about it but I don't see the need. Would be better to just wait for Nvidia and ATI's new sets to come out.

560 ti's in SLI do pretty dang good too. Used to have a set of them then went for a 580 & might SLI it also. Those would easily last you to the new series.

CPU's are a bit different and skipping the tick and hitting the tock is a good idea, but skipping an entire round of CPU's is usually going to leave you behind.
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