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Originally Posted by insyxion View Post
To be honest you already have decent CPU.. i went from i5 650 4GHZ to i5 2500k. I didn't see much improvement over my old i5, except few fps increase..
i sugest you to get SSD & new GPU..
You do notice he still has a quite old CPU? He is still using DDR2 Ram. Its time to Upgrade.
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i5-2500K
ASUS P67 PRO

If you want a little more processing power, you can get the i7-2600K mobo combo from microcenter for a little bit more $$$$. But right now, the i5-2500K is the best processor for gaming. i7-2600K would be good for video editors or graphic designers.
Edited by Ironman517 - 10/17/11 at 8:25am
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A 2500k plus 6950/6970 or 560ti/570 is a viable option. You can also go for a single 580 if you only want one GFX card for now and be able to max most any game and might SLi down the road.

For CPU, 2500k is your best bet. GPU is personal preference. A 6970 or 570 is my recommendation.

A 6950 can be considered as you can OC/Flash it to a STOCK 6970 but remember that it isn't a 6970 and won't perform as well as one. A 6970 will beat out a 6950 any day. Also, being able to get it to a 6970 level isn't guaranteed. The newer cards aren't the same as the old 6950s they made.
While I agree for the most part, to put it into perspective, a 6970 isn't *that* much faster than a 6950; similar to how a GTX 580 isn't much faster than the 570. If a game is not playable with a 6950, the 6970 isn't going to be doing much better.

Where you will see a bigger difference is in the price tag. For the best bang for the buck, a pair of 6950's or 560Ti's (or singles) will do very nicely. Personally, I give 6950's a slight edge as they can be used in Tri-Fire should you venture down the road later on with Eyefinity.
     
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Your CPU is still good until Haswell, so don't upgrade that until then. I'd get two 570s for best bang for the buck.
     
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Don't listen to the fools. Sell your old hardware. Upgrade. Be happy.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814133395

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131714

win.

Don't come to the dark side, it sucks over here.

Don't get bulldozer, you are 100% better off with a 2500k at the moment.

Don't get 3gb gtx 580, waste of money unless you're going 3 monitor surround then in that case a couple 3gb 580 is a must.
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You're crazy if you decide to keep your 775 setup in the US. Your cpu sells on the used market for the sale price of the 2500k. The small difference between your motherboard on the used market and a new one is negligible, so make the move. As an example, I upgraded Comp4 from a dual core 775 setup and a gtx460 768mb to a 2500k setup with a 6950 2gb for a total price of $458.
http://www.overclock.net/computer-ro...-overhaul.html
Well, I listed my current CPU, GPUs, and mobo on Craigslist, and will probably do so on eBay later today. Any other advice for listings (alternatively, I could be very helpful for a week or two and build up the remaining 22 karma necessary to post here)? If, between the CPU, mobo, and cards I can generate $400, then this would give me more options without going over the soft limit.
Edited by fpliii - 10/17/11 at 8:37am
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Don't listen to the fools. Sell your old hardware. Upgrade. Be happy.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814133395

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131714

win.

Don't come to the dark side, it sucks over here.

Don't get bulldozer, you are 100% better off with a 2500k at the moment.

Don't get 3gb gtx 580, waste of money unless you're going 3 monitor surround then in that case a couple 3gb 580 is a must.
lol by "dark side" I didn't mean the 'dozer...my brother is a hardcore AMD guy, and even though he got me into building, I can't get behind that. I meant AMD for video cards.

EDIT: oops sorry for the double post!

EDIT 2: It seems ATI no longer exists/is now Radeon? Did not know that...
Edited by fpliii - 10/17/11 at 8:39am
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alternatively, I could be very helpful for a week or two and build up the remaining 18 karma necessary to post here)?
Your cpu would sell the first day on here. There's a large percentage of people that still pay premiums for the easy upgrade and gobble up the 9550,etc.


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If, between the CPU, mobo, and cards I can generate $400, then this would give me more options without going over the soft limit.
I'd lower it to $300 to move it out quickly and get what you want. It's not worth the extra $100 since it requires you to hang onto your stuff for up to a month. That's just me, though. I like a quick, easy sell. The buyer gets a killer bargain and I cash in quickly, so I view it as a win-win.

Edit: In response to your above post, yep. AMD bought Ati and dropped the namesake, but kept the Radeon moniker.
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post #19 of 43
Go for the i5 2500k and the Asus V Pro Z68. If you want to spend the money, then get a GTX 580 MSI Lightning :]
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Man, you're the guy who built the rigs for his friends huh? Can I ask if your friend paid for the rigs, or it is like a free thing just to have friends over once in awhile?

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Your cpu would sell the first day on here. There's a large percentage of people that still pay premiums for the easy upgrade and gobble up the 9550,etc.




I'd lower it to $300 to move it out quickly and get what you want. It's not worth the extra $100 since it requires you to hang onto your stuff for up to a month. That's just me, though. I like a quick, easy sell. The buyer gets a killer bargain and I cash in quickly, so I view it as a win-win.
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