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I would get a new MB and wait for ivy, i would only get the new MB cause its still 4-6 months till ivy.
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So get a good Mobo. Like my asus.
I would say Good power(aka psu) Like Ax 850 Watts. Like gold rating 850 or the new platinum 850 watts.
New cooler. Mega, Venx, dh-14 Ect.... Or go water if you want to . 1366 is same size as 2011 pin Just different way to mount.
win 7 64 bit Retail Upgrade. ~ $120 , Just install it and don't enter key. After boot up into win 7 Click update button On win 7 disk . click update install Then enter key and good to go.
Get ram. I was going to get this, Link to 1866Mhz cas 9 Lifetime warranty. Work with x58 1366 and SB 1155 and x79 2011 Just get 3 sets or 4 for z79 and you got 24 Gb ram (Or 36 smile.gif) (Don't know if 3 sets of duel channel ram can work on the x58 tri channel setup or x78 Quad channel ram.)

I have 4 gb in system now, 2 stick of old ram died, have 2 stick of 1333 mhz ram and cpu stock frown.gif. I fell pc studded more in bf3 with 4 gb compared to 6Gb. So next system 8 dims @ 2 gb each 16 GB smile.gif Ram, Hope to make 64 gb Ram drive smile.gif
Any woot 1155 is not to much faster then x58, an 2011 is just to much $$$ and i want more from pci-3.0 for 2 years in the road with multiple-core gpus and High res and think of it this way. get New ram, Get new psu , Heck as X79 meets Most ppl on here(its out get it i need 6 core x58), You could Pick up a I7 x58 cpu 970 on here for $300-$400 970, 6 core chip. $549 on the egg. lower heat an better overclocks and small die then 920-950s. Closer to SB,but 6 cores.
New chips are $599 2011 pin And good mobo for x79 $379. And @ 5gh Nothing to shy about, but so is x58 and 2 580Gtx sli Meet bf3 and 120fps. But you can turn off Ht on chip will help in temps. Depends on what you do with Chip, Encoding editing ect...Get 2011 or wait for z79 Ivy on 2011 full usage.

Biggest thing to pc Was SSD.
C300 m4 are good an intels SSD. No ocz ssds Bad,,,, very bad.
made pc Snappy, Click app. and the sound of the click of mouse hits your ear app is loaded. Ok depends on app but you know what i mean. ALot faster.

X58 build. Mobo used here $150 , Ram $40-$80
Z68 Build Mobo $124 , Cpu $170 (2500k), ram $64
X79 Build Mobo $379 ,Cpu $599, Ram $80+ depends on what you want.
And $150-$200 for new psu , or used one. 850watts +

X58 $340
Z68 $508
X79 $1219

Depends on what you want to spend.
Edited by GfhTattoo - 11/16/11 at 11:31pm
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post #73 of 75
keep your 920, the i7920 is still a kick ass CPU for gaming. Ill keep mine until it lacks the power needed to play games.

Get your self that motherboard and over clock that beast, there a a lot of us here that will be glad to help you with your overclock.
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If I were you I would get an overclockable X58 motherboard, an aftermarket cooler and an oem copy of windows 7 home premium 64 bit which is $99

Well I would get the OEM copy of windows 7 but I don't think I want to take a chance on my motherboard dying shortly after the install or dying a few months in, if I had an OEM copy, I'd be screwed because it's tied to the motherboard, so that's why I was going to get the full version
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Ya I have noticed a few differences between the 920 and the 2500k. Mostly at load, the 2500k locks up during encoding, cant multitask at all. With the 920, I can still do tasks while i am encoding which is nice. I chalk it up to hyperthreading but ya, the 2600k/2700k is my best option for that issue. Gaming performance is exactly the same to me. I am about to replace my old EVGA sli le with something modern with usb3 and sata 6. Good luck with your upgrade!
Edited by imh073p - 12/26/11 at 12:40am
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