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I have finally decided (sort of) on my upgrade sequence after asking for many opinions.

I was having a bit of problems with lack of RAM, but since SB and Ivy Bridge is coming out. I decided to cancel the RAM upgrade and wait till Ivy Bridge. I also wanna get Surround into surround gaming, so I will probably sell my IPS236v and get 2 PX2370s for surround (Nvidia doesn't support different monitors for Surround =.=) WHICH MEANS I will nid another GTX 580 Lightning Xtreme which I pretty much have the money to get now.

So, here's my upgrade sequence.

GTX 580 Sli (can do it in a week)---> monitors (end of year)---> 1155 mobo + Ivy Bridge + OS + HDD + RAM + H100(early 2012?)

What do you think about my upgrade sequence, should I jump ship to 1155 now/stick to my current plan.
    
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Not much of a jump going to SB right now. Clock for clock the 2600K is 10% faster than 1366. Your best bet is a second 580 followed by a move to Ivy Bridge next year.
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Plus if I change the platform I will have to include the cost for a new OS, new SSD, new RAM (bloody expensive upgrade as well :/ thanks for the input
    
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Seems logical to me.

Why would it cost you for a new OS just because you upgraded the platform? I have an OEM (single machine) install disc, and I've reinstalled Windows on different mobo's/procs with it a few times now.

I just had to activate it by phone, and it would ask me 'how many PC's is this OS installed on' and I'd say '1' ... and that was that. Got my activation code and it was all good.

But at this point I'd probably wait for Ivy. It's not like your current proc is bad or anything. Can you OC it any higher? That would help with SLI 580's in many situations.
    
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Originally Posted by sloppyjoe123 View Post
I have finally decided (sort of) on my upgrade sequence after asking for many opinions.

I was having a bit of problems with lack of RAM, but since SB and Ivy Bridge is coming out. I decided to cancel the RAM upgrade and wait till Ivy Bridge. I also wanna get Surround into surround gaming, so I will probably sell my IPS236v and get 2 PX2370s for surround (Nvidia doesn't support different monitors for Surround =.=) WHICH MEANS I will nid another GTX 580 Lightning Xtreme which I pretty much have the money to get now.

So, here's my upgrade sequence.

GTX 580 Sli (can do it in a week)---> monitors (end of year)---> 1155 mobo + Ivy Bridge + OS + HDD + RAM + H100(early 2012?)

What do you think about my upgrade sequence, should I jump ship to 1155 now/stick to my current plan.
What about grabbing a 970 or 980 (not the 980X) and overclocking it and then SLI another 580?

The 970/980's with 6C&12T are still going to be beastly for a while yet and you could re-evaluate the marketplace in 12 months time.

This would certainly be kinder on your wallet
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Grab some aftermarket cooling and overclock your 960. That should net you some great performance.
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Seems logical to me.

Why would it cost you for a new OS just because you upgraded the platform? I have an OEM (single machine) install disc, and I've reinstalled Windows on different mobo's/procs with it a few times now.

I just had to activate it by phone, and it would ask me 'how many PC's is this OS installed on' and I'd say '1' ... and that was that. Got my activation code and it was all good.

But at this point I'd probably wait for Ivy. It's not like your current proc is bad or anything. Can you OC it any higher? That would help with SLI 580's in many situations.
Officially, that's against the ToS of an OEM license.
It states that the license may only be used on one system, and purchasing a new platform is identical to a new system.
Now, Microsoft, apparently, doesn't mind this too much, but it's against the agreement, so naturally, you "should" purchase a new license.
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Officially, that's against the ToS of an OEM license.
It states that the license may only be used on one system, and purchasing a new platform is identical to a new system.
Now, Microsoft, apparently, doesn't mind this too much, but it's against the agreement, so naturally, you "should" purchase a new license.
In reality as long as you own 1 license and only use that license on 1 PC then no one cares. It becomes a problem when you use the same license on multiple PCs.

There are very few people who would purchase a new copy of windows if they change their motherboard or internal components
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In reality as long as you own 1 license and only use that license on 1 PC then no one cares. It becomes a problem when you use the same license on multiple PCs.

There are very few people who would purchase a new copy of windows if they change their motherboard or internal components
In reality, if you download something, they usually leave you alone, when you start sharing stuff they will come after you. It doesn't make it any less illegal. (In most countries).

Case in point, as already mentioned in my own post, Microsoft doesn't really bother, that doesn't mean it's not against the ToS, I merely tried to make clear that the particular comment wasn't completely out of order.

But I am nagging, you're right, Microsoft usually, doesn't mind.
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