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^What he said. Wait for Ivy Bridge. Just overclock your 940 a bit more. You should be able to hit 4.0GHz easily (with 23x multiplier) with your Megahalems, unless your chip is a dud.
I would OC more but my CPU runs hot as hell these days I would need to buy new tim.

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Not worth it imo, Wait until Ivy or BD-E atleast
Will do then ill wait, Thanks!

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You can always get some SSDs instead.
Much more noticeable than going from a 940 to a 2500k.

Ill take a look at the SSD's!

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I went from a i7 950 @ 4GHz to this i7 2600K at 4.8GHz and I noticed the difference.

I mainly did it because I needed a board that had better slot spacing for my fire breathing 580s. My old 1366 Sabertooth wasn't cutting it.

It was either spend 300-400 on a new 1366 board or spend 700 on a new board, RAM, and a 2600K.

I think we know how that decision turned out.
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post #13 of 26
dont even go for ivy. still not worth it. get the one after that
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your i7 940 is good for gaming , no need to upgrade .. you wont achieve anything , only in benchmarks .
    
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not worth it......a better psu and another 480 would fix the itch, will give you a way more noticeable jump, and will be cheaper
    
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I've yet to run out of things to buy. Always something.
dude ur rig is a beast O.O

why would u even need to upgrade lol.

you should wait till next wave of consoles to geta new pc/

or if u just got money to blow, get more SSD
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not worth it......a better psu and another 480 would fix the itch, will give you a way more noticeable jump, and will be cheaper
Ill probably buy a new PSU and maybe look into maybe GTX 480 to SLI but I'm scared to have issues with SLI though that's the thing since I had issue in the past with SLI crashing all the time in games.


How does your setup run in SLI in games?
 
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dude ur rig is a beast O.O

why would u even need to upgrade lol.

you should wait till next wave of consoles to geta new pc/

or if u just got money to blow, get more SSD
The pursuit of performance

Actually I just have ADHD and get bored...I'm in the process of transforming my rig right now. I've been through a decent amount of hardware for being a starving college student >.>
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haven't had a single issue with SLI, but do with some games in nVidia surround......FOV mainly....other than that, everything is cool......right off the bat, GTX480 SLI is enough for any single monitor, and @ $500~525, there is nothing that even comes close in terms of sheer power......for around $160 more you can pick up 2 Accelero Extreme Plus kits, which then will make those 480s cooler and quiter than ANY air cooled enthusiast card on the market.......honestly i find it very hard to complain about the heat and noise.......the ONLY thing that sucks is that 1536MB is NOT enough for 3 screens in the "uber" games
    
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haven't had a single issue with SLI, but do with some games in nVidia surround......FOV mainly....other than that, everything is cool......right off the bat, GTX480 SLI is enough for any single monitor, and @ $500~525, there is nothing that even comes close in terms of sheer power......for around $160 more you can pick up 2 Accelero Extreme Plus kits, which then will make those 480s cooler and quiter than ANY air cooled enthusiast card on the market.......honestly i find it very hard to complain about the heat and noise.......the ONLY thing that sucks is that 1536MB is NOT enough for 3 screens in the "uber" games
A pair of unlocked HD6950's will slightly outgun SLI 480's and the 2GB effective VRAM will help prevent bottlenecks at uber high resolutions. 480's are fast, but the power consumption is just absurd, in my opinion.

OP, if you're looking to upgrade your graphics, I would wait until Southern Islands and/or Kepler are released. I think Southern Islands is supposed to be out in the coming month or two.
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