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I've weighed my options for a while now, and I've come to 2 upgrade solutions. which one would give maximum performance?

Solution A: buy a new Z68 mobo, 2500k, x-fi soundcard, thermal paste, and 2 6950's.. Totaling~$1000

Solution B: keep current 920 and x58, and buy an x-fi soundcard and 2 gtx 580's.. Totaling~$1000.

Which would give me better performance and last longest?
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post #2 of 18
Personally I would go for B.

edit: actually A if you could unlock the 6950's to 6970's
 
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post #3 of 18
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Personally I would go for B.

edit: actually A if you could unlock the 6950's to 6970's
What if I overclocked them? I also want my next upgrade to last too.
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post #4 of 18
go with B .. coz it's the best choice for gaming ^^ i7 920 is good cpu (overclocks good , works well in every application) and the SLI 580's are amazing... you can max out all games.. w/o problem you also can use 3d surround ...
    
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go with B .. coz it's the best choice for gaming ^^ i7 920 is good cpu (overclocks good , works well in every application) and the SLI 580's are amazing... you can max out all games.. w/o problem you also can use 3d surround ...
I like the idea of getting 580s, but my mobo and CPU are already almost 4 years old, how long before it becomes too old?
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B.
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post #7 of 18
Option B will bring you so much more performance in games. Your 920 is still fast, no need to upgrade it.
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post #8 of 18
B. Games these days are more focused on GPU then CPU.
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post #9 of 18
I like A as i hear what your saying about the mobo and CPU.

Alternatively couldnt you first get the SB mobo CPU and ram,then sell your i7 CPU MOBO RAM GPU and buy 570/580SLi?
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post #10 of 18
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I like A as i hear what your saying about the mobo and CPU.

Alternatively couldnt you first get the SB mobo CPU and ram,then sell your i7 CPU MOBO RAM GPU and buy 570/580SLi?
I've advertised my parts on craigslist and have had 0 success. And I dont have enough reps to use the marketplace here.
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