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My SSD is 60gb. Just a boot/couple game drive. I've ran into space issues, so I've been thinking about getting a bigger one. As for the i5/i7, how much of an upgrade would it be over my hex core? All I use it for is gaming. No image editing/video just yet.

Thoughts on a GTX590? Or a 6990?
post #12 of 47
I'm for the laptop dealio. Better laptop always makes you happy. Be nice if you wanted to go to a friend's house and game. ^^

If you do it right, you can build a Sager machine that'll match your current computer. And still be within that $2000 budget. I'm forever pro laptop gaming now. After what I've seen mine do, I'll never go back to lugging around that tower.
     
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post #13 of 47
What I'd do:

i7 2600k
Asrock P67 Extreme4 Gen.3
another 6970
Corsair AX850

Edit:
If you're thinking about a 6990 then without a doubt you'd be upgrading your WC loop as well, you'd want it and your 6970 under water.
     
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3D Surround! yup. Then I would Buy A new BMX bike! and a subwoofer for the car!
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post #15 of 47
if you rly want to spend it pick up 2 more 6970\\s get everything under watter and go three monitors... o and your psu will not handle it XD
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Originally Posted by Lidrager View Post
windows 8... it's worth the wait.
Hahhaha. No. Windows 8 is garbage so far.

@ OP

Maybe Crossfire your GPUs? Thats all I can think of. No reason to upgrade the CPU with Ivy Bridge / BD coming to soon, a Crossfire'd 6970's should be fine for most games at 1080p.
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post #17 of 47
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Originally Posted by Tranquil View Post
As for the i5/i7, how much of an upgrade would it be over my hex core? All I use it for is gaming. No image editing/video just yet.
Compairison:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/288?vs=203
6 cores will not be used for gaming, and sandy bridge kicks some major butt

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tranquil View Post

Thoughts on a GTX590? Or a 6990?
http://www.hwcompare.com/9848/geforc...adeon-hd-6970/

The 590 and 6990 will preform pretty close to the same, the 6990 might be slightly better.
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post #18 of 47
I would pick up another 6970 and a bigger SSD and go from there.
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post #19 of 47
Save your money. Unless you're a "job creator" you should wait until you actually need to upgrade something.

Maybe move to an i5/BD platform so you don't bottleneck your GPU.
    
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post #20 of 47
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Quote:
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Save your money. Unless you're a "job creator" you should wait until you actually need to upgrade something.
That's not what I asked, at all. If I was looking to save my money I wouldn't have made the post in the first place.
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