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I have made some threads on overclocking, and buying a new video card, etc.

In about 2 weeks I will have some money that I am going to drop on my pc...

I already have a decent mobo. but was thinking about upgrading. I don't really know if I should or not. I was thinking the Sabertooth for 200$. I think I could sell mine for 50-75$ maybe and recover a little of the money I spent, or I could keep it and build another pc out of some parts I have laying around. Just curious if I will gain anything. I don't plan on SLI/CF anytime soon because I am going to buy a GTX580 and won't have enough money for 2 of them anytime soon. So with that in mind, should I go with a mobo. or something else? I am also planning on w/c'ing it when I get the video card, but that isn't set in stone.

Thanks for the advice.

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Why change the mobo when you can reach a decent OC and enough expansion slots for Sli (not 3way, but 2 way is enough in a long term). Change the mobo when you are planning to go for a new chipset or 3 way Sli/CF.

Save the money on a new GPU or sve up for Bulldozer if you really want a perf increase, though the 1100T is a respectable CPU in its own right.
    
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Why change the mobo when you can reach a decent OC and enough expansion slots for Sli (not 3way, but 2 way is enough in a long term). Change the mobo when you are planning to go for a new chipset or 3 way Sli/CF.

Save the money on a new GPU or sve up for Bulldozer if you really want a perf increase, though the 1100T is a respectable CPU in its own right.
I could SLI with this board with the patch but others have told me that the second pci slot runs at x1 or something and would have a drastic drop in performance. And I don't think the BD cpu will work with my mobo will it? Thought you needed a AM3+? Or it run in some AM3 mobos with degraded performance...?

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Forget the mobo...get an ssd and the gfx card...you can get a 570 and oc to be similar to a 580 and save a lot of $.
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Forget the mobo...get an ssd and the gfx card...you can get a 570 and oc to be similar to a 580 and save a lot of $.

Yea but I can o'clock the 580 and outperform the 570. And I will have the best single GPU solution out at the moment. Which should leave me pretty well suited for the next? Year? And then I can just sli the 580...if I had a mobo. LOL.

I am thinking of spending around 1k$. The card will take up 400$. WC will be 200$ish if I decide to do that. Leaving me 400$.

And if I sell my Antec Kuhler, and mobo, I should be able to recover about 150$ I would imagine. Plus I think I could sell my current GPU for 100$? So that leaves me 600$ish... And I don't know about the SSD yet...I don't think it would give me the best bang for the buck would it?

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