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There is simply no need to upgrade. I'm assume you do exactly what I do on the computer. Web browse, and game, maybe some photoshop or programs of the like.

You don't need a 2500k... The benchmarks are so skewed there barley a performance gain even though they make them seem so large.

In my opinion if we did a blind study, one rig with a 2500k, one rig with a 1100T... I doubt the user would be able to notice which platform there using. Obviously the results would be off due to the 50-50 chance of guessing but the fact of the matter is those would be GUESSES because they simply don't know.

Good luck with your decision, but something tells me once you buy your 2500k something better will come out that scores 2 points higher on a benchmark and you'll be back after next Christmas claiming a bottleneck; theres no game you can't max right now..
Edited by Nilareon - 12/27/11 at 8:58am
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No it is not.
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Yes.
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How about spending some of the money on some SSD's? I have a total of three, a 64GB Kingston SATA2, that's in my wife's laptop, and two I just bought were the Corsair Force GT3 120GB. Regardless if you have the SATA3 (6gb) connectors or not, they will still be blazingly fast! Remember to also optimize your OS for the SSD. I use the SSD tweaker pro app, and paragons hdd align software. System runs flawlessly.

What I have is this:

ASUS P5E3 Premium WiFi-AP @n
16GB DDR3-2000
Intel Q9450 quad core
Two nVidia 8800GTX in SLi. (with SLi patcher for drivers)
The Corsair Force GT3 120GB as a boot
Two 500GB Western Digital drives
And a 1.5TB Seagate Drive.

CPU cooler is a Corsair H70.

My system is pretty damn zippy. I'm waiting until Ivy bridge comes out because I want speed with lower wattage.

And currently there aren't many motherboards loaded with the features I want our right now. I'm a picky bastard, what can I say!
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post #25 of 85
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Originally Posted by flyin15sec View Post

You pretty much answered your own question. If you have the itch to upgrade then you should. However, lurking around OCN is the quickest way to blow that 3 year plan out of the water.
Pretty much computer upgrading is like doing drugs. That first big build you're going to get blown away with the performance. You might say, I'll make it last 3 years. However, after benching sessions and reading all the gaming performance gains from a new cpu, new gpu, faster SSD, etc you're always looking for that next BIG hit. You keep buying new components but you never find that BIG hit, as each upgrade is getting marginally less and less. That high just isn't there any more like the first time.

Actually I just want to build a new system, I haven't built a new one in ages. At least not for myself anyways. I do understand the whole upgrade addiction but really all I want is a fresh start and I figured an Intel build would be a grand Idea. Upgrading is nice but there's a limit I hit where I say there's no need. So in short I see all of your points and have taken them into great consideration and have decided I'll just sell of this rig (If possible) and then and only then will I switch platforms as that would be the only route that makes sense. thumb.gif
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How about spending some of the money on some SSD's? I have a total of three, a 64GB Kingston SATA2, that's in my wife's laptop, and two I just bought were the Corsair Force GT3 120GB. Regardless if you have the SATA3 (6gb) connectors or not, they will still be blazingly fast! Remember to also optimize your OS for the SSD. I use the SSD tweaker pro app, and paragons hdd align software. System runs flawlessly.
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Intel Q9450 quad core
Two nVidia 8800GTX in SLi. (with SLi patcher for drivers)
The Corsair Force GT3 120GB as a boot
Two 500GB Western Digital drives
And a 1.5TB Seagate Drive.
CPU cooler is a Corsair H70.
My system is pretty damn zippy. I'm waiting until Ivy bridge comes out because I want speed with lower wattage.
And currently there aren't many motherboards loaded with the features I want our right now. I'm a picky bastard, what can I say!

Actually I'm way ahead of you there, lol My laptop is running an SSD as well as my computer, and my brothers laptop. I also have a spare laying around here.

64GB Crucial M4
64GB Corsair Force GT 3
60GB Corsair Force 3
64GB G.Skill Sniper Series

EDIT:
With my next build I plan to build an Extreme mATX rig because I'm tired of having a larger Mid-Tower although it is nice I want something a little bit more low profile but packs more of a punch. However there aren't very many good mATX cases besides the Vulcan and the InWin BR665 Black which to me both lack in the cosmetic department. The Vulcan looks like a cheap bulldozer and the InWin looks too ordinary.
Edited by Fateful_Ikkou - 12/27/11 at 8:13pm
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So I've about decided to hold off on purchasing the main parts for my SB rig such as MB and CPU because of Ivy-bridge being only 4 months away, although I will be ordering parts I can use such as a new PSU and RAM. Thanks to all for the help. thumb.gif
post #27 of 85
One thing i've noticed is that the my PS2 emulator works better with intel since it doesn't accept AMD's ssSE3 or its SSE4.
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One thing i've noticed is that the my PS2 emulator works better with intel since it doesn't accept AMD's ssSE3 or its SSE4.

confused.gif where'd that come from?
post #29 of 85
Also im pretty sure you will have to get a new PSU if you plan on getting another 480, 750w will suffer from them if OCed
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Originally Posted by Evil262 View Post

Most people here will say yes.
But i ask you this: What can you not do with your system RIGHT NOW that an intel system can?
Nothing. The intel system might get you 10% better frames, big whoop.
Save your money. You have a solid system there, no reason to change it.

^this is spot-on
 
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