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post #21 of 31
You could upgrade your CPU and Mobo and get s single 580?
I honestly think that would be your best bet.
CPU: 2500k - $220ish
Mobo - Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3P-B3 Motherboard or UD4(For SLI support) $190-220
PSU - Enermax Revolution85+ 1250W SLI $300ish
GTX 580 - MSI GeForce GTX 580 Twin Frozr II Overclocked $569
Total(Australian ) $1309
You definitely get all that cheaper in USA. But I personally think thats your best bet
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For $1200 I'd just do a new rig altogether. You could probably put something like my build together. Lots of places I overspent: case, psu, sound card(worth it, but not needed)
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post #23 of 31
You're SURE you don't wanna spend about $350 of that $1200 on a Sandy Bridge cpu/motherboard (which could easily be oc'd to remove any bottleneck on a 580), and the rest on a single GTX 580 and a new psu?

With the 32" monitor/TV you mention, you should probably get a 3GB vram card, anyway. That's ~$600 right there.

Unless you've got to have an Ivy Bridge as soon as they're released, an 1155 motherboard and the 2500k cpu would do you right for a while. And it really isn't worth SLI'ing two GTX 580s with that cpu, unless you can get it stable @ 4.2ghz or so, and even then...
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I will probably get a Sandy bridge cpu, but, how far could I oc my motherboard promises 1800 fsb.
post #25 of 31
Don't do it. 1 gtx 580 would bottleneck that little guy. Just upgrade your whole system. This would be a pretty bad idea in terms of plan.

Your should buy in this order: 2500k ---> 1 GTX 580 ----> 2nd GTX 580 Down the line.
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post #26 of 31
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Here is what I am thinking would be the best option for me. Use my Core 2 quad Computer for dedicated folding. Use my Phenom II X4 for dedicated folding. Save $300 more make it $1500 build a new computer with a 580, and then use my Alienware M17x R2 for on the go computing and folding.
post #27 of 31
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I will probably get a Sandy bridge cpu, but, how far could I oc my motherboard promises 1800 fsb.
Sandy Bridge overclocking doesn't involve raising FSB. On a decent board, you should be able to get to 4.5ghz, at least.

btw your 750i was/is a great board, possibly the best SLI chipset board for LGA775 overclocking. It just won't support Sandy Bridge.
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I ment how far could I overclock my core 2 quad XD
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Here is what I am thinking would be the best option for me. Use my Core 2 quad Computer for dedicated folding. Use my Phenom II X4 for dedicated folding. Save $300 more make it $1500 build a new computer with a 580, and then use my Alienware M17x R2 for on the go computing and folding.
Save yourself some money. Do you really need 2 dedicated folding machines?

Personally, I would sell the C2Q system. There's still people out there looking to upgrade their 775 systems, so you can still get a decent amount for the parts.

You'll have much more than you'll need for a Sandy Bridge system, and it will be light years ahead of your current C2Q setup. Yes, you could wait for Ivy Bridge, but there will always be something better and faster to wait for.
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Hmm I do not like to go trough the trouble of selling things though and two folding machines would be cool, I also have my ps3 set up to fold
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