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I have a decent computer but i'm wanting to upgrade it to get abit more performance. heres my specs:
Thermaltake Bach Edition case with upgraded fans.
AMD 820 Phenom x4 2.8 ghz cpu (quad core) Upgraded Heatsink and Fan
8 gb ddr3 Ram G.Skill Ripjaw
500 GB 7200 rpm hard drive
Evga Gtx 560 ti at 850ghz stock
ASUS AM3+ motherboard (bulldozer ready)
Sony Blu-ray Drive
xpower 585 psu

i would like to upgrade my processor and mobo as i believe they could be possibly bottlenecking my gpu. I would like to get a mobo that would support good overclocking and sli cuz i want two 560 ti's. i was looking at a phenom 965 black edition because intel appears nice but id have to put my girl on the street for such a device. also i would like a new powersupply cus this thing is ringkydink. i just want some opinions on what i should get that would be at a decent price. my end goal is to play crysis 2 at 60 fps or over at the end of my project
My rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom x4 820 2.8ghz Asus M5A78L-M Lx Evga Gtx 560ti 1gb 8 gb ddr3 Ram G.Skill Ripjaw 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
500 GB 7200 rpm hard drive Windows 7 64bit X-Power 585 Thermaltake Bach Edition 
Mouse
Mx518 
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Phenom x4 820 2.8ghz Asus M5A78L-M Lx Evga Gtx 560ti 1gb 8 gb ddr3 Ram G.Skill Ripjaw 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
500 GB 7200 rpm hard drive Windows 7 64bit X-Power 585 Thermaltake Bach Edition 
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Mx518 
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post #2 of 6
How much $$$ do you have available?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500K @ 4GHz for now ASUS P8Z68-V Gigabyte GTX 560Ti 1GB 8GB TeamElite 1333Mhz DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 Atapi iHAS 124B - for obvious reasons :3 Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG Flatron W2442PE + Samsung SyncMaster 206BW Logitech K200 :P Seasonic S12G 550W Chieftec Big Tower 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech MX518 Razer Golatius Control 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500K @ 4GHz for now ASUS P8Z68-V Gigabyte GTX 560Ti 1GB 8GB TeamElite 1333Mhz DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 Atapi iHAS 124B - for obvious reasons :3 Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG Flatron W2442PE + Samsung SyncMaster 206BW Logitech K200 :P Seasonic S12G 550W Chieftec Big Tower 
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Logitech MX518 Razer Golatius Control 
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And what will you be using this computer for? Gaming? Editing? etc?
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2500k 4.4GHz ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 Sapphire Nitro AMD 390 OC G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB, Intel 520 120GB SSD Blu-Ray Air Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS MS Series MS228H Update coming soon! Razer Anasi EVGA 850 80+ Gold Supernova Corsair 600T White 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Naga Standard Realtek HD onboard Audio 7.1 Surround 
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Intel 2500k 4.4GHz ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 Sapphire Nitro AMD 390 OC G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB, Intel 520 120GB SSD Blu-Ray Air Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS MS Series MS228H Update coming soon! Razer Anasi EVGA 850 80+ Gold Supernova Corsair 600T White 
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Razer Naga Standard Realtek HD onboard Audio 7.1 Surround 
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He said he wants 60FPS in crysis, so I reckon he is using it for gaming
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500K @ 4GHz for now ASUS P8Z68-V Gigabyte GTX 560Ti 1GB 8GB TeamElite 1333Mhz DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 Atapi iHAS 124B - for obvious reasons :3 Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG Flatron W2442PE + Samsung SyncMaster 206BW Logitech K200 :P Seasonic S12G 550W Chieftec Big Tower 
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Logitech MX518 Razer Golatius Control 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500K @ 4GHz for now ASUS P8Z68-V Gigabyte GTX 560Ti 1GB 8GB TeamElite 1333Mhz DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 Atapi iHAS 124B - for obvious reasons :3 Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG Flatron W2442PE + Samsung SyncMaster 206BW Logitech K200 :P Seasonic S12G 550W Chieftec Big Tower 
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Logitech MX518 Razer Golatius Control 
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post #5 of 6
When gaming is concerned, please include either your monitor or resolution in System/Rig info.

Also read this: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...er,2901-2.html

It has information on which card runs 60 fps at which resolution. The cpu is 2500k thou.
Edited by Catscratch - 11/4/11 at 5:52am
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k 4ghz @ Offset -0.015 Asus P8P67 Evo (bios 3207) Sapphire 280x Tri-x 3GB OC (Stock 1020/1500 Non... G.Skill RipjawsX 2x4gb 1866mhz 9-10-9-28-2n @ 1.5v 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
SHSS37A120G WD5000AAKX-001CA0 WD20EARX WD20EZRZ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD5001AALS-00L3B2 (Now External) ASUS DRW-1814BLT Noctua NH-u12p SE2 Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VH242H Wobbly Stand :) Microsoft Ergo 4000 Enermax Infiniti 650 (28a,28a,30a) Cooler Master haf 912 Advanced 
MouseOther
A4tech x7 F3 Sunbeam RHK-EX-BA Rheobus-Extreme Fan Controlle... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x6 1090t BE 3.6/4.0 Turbo@def.volt MSI K9A2 Platinum v1 Sapphire HD6850 1GB 850/1100@def.volt Kingston 2x2gb Hyperx 1066 5-5-5-15 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Western Digital WD5001AALS Seagate Barracuda ST3250410AS Asus DRW-1814BLT Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VH242H 23.6" Wobbly Stand :D Microsoft Ergo 4000 Enermax Infiniti 650w (28a,28a,30a) Thermaltake Kandalf SuperTower 
Mouse
A4 tech Swop-3 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k 4ghz @ Offset -0.015 Asus P8P67 Evo (bios 3207) Sapphire 280x Tri-x 3GB OC (Stock 1020/1500 Non... G.Skill RipjawsX 2x4gb 1866mhz 9-10-9-28-2n @ 1.5v 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
SHSS37A120G WD5000AAKX-001CA0 WD20EARX WD20EZRZ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD5001AALS-00L3B2 (Now External) ASUS DRW-1814BLT Noctua NH-u12p SE2 Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VH242H Wobbly Stand :) Microsoft Ergo 4000 Enermax Infiniti 650 (28a,28a,30a) Cooler Master haf 912 Advanced 
MouseOther
A4tech x7 F3 Sunbeam RHK-EX-BA Rheobus-Extreme Fan Controlle... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x6 1090t BE 3.6/4.0 Turbo@def.volt MSI K9A2 Platinum v1 Sapphire HD6850 1GB 850/1100@def.volt Kingston 2x2gb Hyperx 1066 5-5-5-15 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Western Digital WD5001AALS Seagate Barracuda ST3250410AS Asus DRW-1814BLT Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VH242H 23.6" Wobbly Stand :D Microsoft Ergo 4000 Enermax Infiniti 650w (28a,28a,30a) Thermaltake Kandalf SuperTower 
Mouse
A4 tech Swop-3 
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post #6 of 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by markothevrba View Post
He said he wants 60FPS in crysis, so I reckon he is using it for gaming
LOL. missed that thx.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2500k 4.4GHz ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 Sapphire Nitro AMD 390 OC G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB, Intel 520 120GB SSD Blu-Ray Air Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS MS Series MS228H Update coming soon! Razer Anasi EVGA 850 80+ Gold Supernova Corsair 600T White 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Naga Standard Realtek HD onboard Audio 7.1 Surround 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2500k 4.4GHz ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 Sapphire Nitro AMD 390 OC G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB, Intel 520 120GB SSD Blu-Ray Air Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS MS Series MS228H Update coming soon! Razer Anasi EVGA 850 80+ Gold Supernova Corsair 600T White 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Naga Standard Realtek HD onboard Audio 7.1 Surround 
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