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I have the system in my signature rig. I mainly use my computer for gaming. Is it worth going from a 1090T @ 4.0ghz to a Intel 2600k? It's going to cost me about £400 to upgrade as i would also need a Z68 chipset motherboard. Will I see much gain, if any? Or am I better spending my money on other upgrades?
I got cought in the negative hype a moment and I have to say dont even bother upgrading. I will say though if you want a temporary upgrade fix, try some faster memory, that way you can also use it on your next build. Consider at least 1866mhz, and with 8GB. If I were to upgrade memory now from 1333 i would go for 2000+ myself since intel takes full advantage and AMD even supports 1866 standard with the bulldozer chips. It will only slightly impact benchmarks though but it will make the score go up.
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Hey guys,

I'm still debating what to upgrade next. I have seen such negative comments about crossfire i'm not so taken on the idea. What would the Nvidia Equivilent of the unlocked 6950 be? What is a good upgrade from the 6950 or shall I wait for the new series of graphics cards to arrive (when is this?)
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You don't even have a 1080p monitor, unless your sig rig is wrong. If you want your games to look better, don't buy a new CPU or GPU, get a nicer monitor.

I know its hard to resist the urge to upgrade, but really, if you need to ask what component to get you probably shouldn't be throwing large chunks of money at an already good system. If anything, wait for the new stuff. I think it should be out sometime in the next 6 months, maybe sooner, but don't quote me on that.
    
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My sig is correct, I have a 22" Samsung 1680 X 1050 display. I have been told by members in the monitor section its not worth upgrading from this resolution to 1080p?

Other than that I was thinking new memory (im aware i probably wont see any performance gain but i have been told mine is crap) or a new case which is bigger, ready for upgrades in the future such as the 600t

I am considering crossfire but my motherboard is only x16 x4 so again i'm not so sure it's worth it and ideally I want to go over to intel / nvidia setup on my next upgrade
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Its worth the upgrade in Cpu dependent games... So games made by Ubisoft and Starcraft and all that... I made the upgrade, I like the overclocking
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I would wait till Ivy bridge if I were you. Upgrading right now would be pointless.
I agree with this. Your hex is just fine for now. Hold out for sb-e or ivy.

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OK It's settled, I won't buy a new CPU. It's not worth buying a new GPU either with the new series just around the corner. So that leaves Memory, case or monitor upgrade on the cards!
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OK It's settled, I won't buy a new CPU. It's not worth buying a new GPU either with the new series just around the corner. So that leaves Memory, case or monitor upgrade on the cards!
If your itching to spend money treat yourself to a really nice 1080 monitor unless you can afford higher resolution, price shoots up a bit though. I would love a 27" monitor lol Higher resolution than 1080 and you might need another video card? Not sure havent tried it but reading benchmarks and seems like it taxes performance a bit. That would give you a reason to upgrade your video card to CF or try something else completly

Since intel and amd can handle at least 1866mhz memory you might look into that, 1333 vs 1600 big gains, 1600 vs 1866 slight improvement. To really be future proof try 2000+. I run my 1100 with 4 dimms (matched) at 1886mhz at cpu-nb 3054mhz. Im not sure how your overclock is setup but you might get a little more out of what you have by trying other settings out?

Asus crosshair V made a big difference in overclocking from my msi 890fxa-gd70 but if your going to go to intel not worth it at the moment.

You can switch it up to a larger case so you next build you can go with custom water loop, or mod your corsair unit, I had the h70, then bought the antec kuhler 920, cut the loop open and used my corsair radiator with the antec one and have pretty solid cooling, my 1100t at 4244mhz stays at 42-44c in a 80F room on prime blend test.

So much to spend on, just depends on what you consider a worthy upgrade, I think monitor is the best bang for buck in visual satisfaction. Other upgrades you wont notice as much, well aside from case if your bored of your current one
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Hey I'm still running an AM2+ motherboard and in most cases I'm still perfectly happy with my system. However the only reason I'm still running the motherboard I am is because I didn't want to buy anything new till Bulldozer came out and I had the chance to see what it could do. Well like so many others the BD performance was rather disappointing to me and I'm now also considering a switch to Intel. But Before I committed to anything I looked for info on upcoming stuff and when it should come out. Ivy Bridge should be out around March or April of next year, that's so close I'll again wait and see what it brings to the table before I upgrade my entire system. This also has the plus of being right around Tax time and I always get a refund so that could be a good thing too
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hmm maybe i'll keep what I have for now in terms of CPU. My birthday is coming up at end of this month and just fancied buying something new. Going on my sig setup, what should I upgrade next?
Only thing you could use is a good monitor.
I don't think that 22" 1650x1000 compliments your rig well enough.
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