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Is it worth it? Well, no, probably not. Would I do it? Well, I'd say my cpu and gfx power is comparable to yours and my new 2600K came in yesterday redface.gif. An XSPC Raystorm should come in today so that I have all the stuff needed to begin. If you don't need to put that money anywhere else and really want to upgrade just to upgrade it's probably worth it. Not because of the small performance increase but because it's your hobby. You could also invest in watercooling of course.

Having said that, there is nothing wrong with your current rig imo, and waiting for new stuff isn't a bad idea.
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Originally Posted by TomiKazi View Post

Is it worth it? Well, no, probably not. Would I do it? Well, I'd say my cpu and gfx power is comparable to yours and my new 2600K came in yesterday redface.gif. An XSPC Raystorm should come in today so that I have all the stuff needed to begin. If you don't need to put that money anywhere else and really want to upgrade just to upgrade it's probably worth it. Not because of the small performance increase but because it's your hobby. You could also invest in watercooling of course.
Having said that, there is nothing wrong with your current rig imo, and waiting for new stuff isn't a bad idea.

grr..all i need is $5 on my paypal and i can order a raystorm drool.gif
 
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Don't switch to Intel, the CPU you have right now is pretty good. Get another GTX480 and a large SSD. This would be a much better way to spend the money.
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Don't switch to Intel, the CPU you have right now is pretty good. Get another GTX480 and a large SSD. This would be a much better way to spend the money.

Don't need a larger SSD and a second 48o would be bottlenecked by my cpu...
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Originally Posted by TomiKazi View Post

Is it worth it? Well, no, probably not. Would I do it? Well, I'd say my cpu and gfx power is comparable to yours and my new 2600K came in yesterday redface.gif. An XSPC Raystorm should come in today so that I have all the stuff needed to begin. If you don't need to put that money anywhere else and really want to upgrade just to upgrade it's probably worth it. Not because of the small performance increase but because it's your hobby. You could also invest in watercooling of course.
Having said that, there is nothing wrong with your current rig imo, and waiting for new stuff isn't a bad idea.

I would love to upgrade my rig to Intel but I really wnat to build a brand new rig from step one including a new case for the hobby. tongue.gif
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In my opinion the best of 1000$ for making your sig rig "better" would be either 2500x1600 resolution display or grabbing monitors for either 3x1 or 5x1 portrait Eyefinity + fitting card. Although 1000 $ might fall a bit short for 5x1 if you need to also get an card for it. It's roughly enough for getting 5 of these DELL 23'' IPS screens.

The question of "one screen" vs "eyefinity" is ofc the one of personal preference. Nvidia has surround instead of eyefinity, but I'm not sure how well it works as it's a bit different thing. Up to 2 screens per gfx card and so on.
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Just because there's a bottleneck, it doesn't always mean bad performance or gpu scaling.
    
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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

this is tempting . . .

http://www.overclock.net/t/1190603/intel-3960x-for-sale-800

i saw price dropped yesterday to $700.

or

push your cpu to 4.2. had to get a mugen to bring temps down. but i am saving for ivy.

wish you the best the coming year!
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this is tempting . . .
http://www.overclock.net/t/1190603/intel-3960x-for-sale-800
i saw price dropped yesterday to $700.
or
push your cpu to 4.2. had to get a mugen to bring temps down. but i am saving for ivy.
wish you the best the coming year!

drool.gif do want...If I had Paypal I would buy it just for the sake of having cause that my friend is a cpu that won't let you down for over 5 years maybe more, and as for the 4.2Ghz my cpu doesn't play nice with 4.1 and up unfortunately and I do have a corsair H50+Shin Etsu so heat is not an isue here. thumb.gif
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I don't think I completely get it tongue.gif. So your sig rig is already up for sale, and you already pm'ed about the 3960x in that other thread. Does this mean... could you be considering on SB-E?biggrin.gif
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If I could get that 3960x for that price hell yeah, that processor screams like a banshee and will continue to do so for a very long time.

EDIT:
I don't know Let me wake up later and see if I'm still as enthusiastic on spending $800 on one computer part tongue.gif

Also Edit:
That guy also has 980x up for $600 and that would do just fine I'm thinking. wink.gif
Edited by Fateful_Ikkou - 12/29/11 at 5:27am
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