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Keep putting money behind, to go for a SB CPU and mobo + Ram, changing the CPU without changing the GPU won't help much, i recommend you to get an i5 2500k + a z68 or P67 Mobo + 4 Gigs of RAM (are more than enough, if you save extra cash go for 8Gigs) + an HD6950 Twin Frozr II smile.gif

If you can afford the 6950 you can flash the bios up to the 6970 speeds to get some serious speeds outta that thing. thumb.gif
 
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Might see some minor sales on the 6xxx series since the 7xxx has come out. I doubt we will see anything big. But never hurts to save a few bucks.
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i5 2500k and a p67 motherboard with 50 bucks to spare. it's the only option lol thumb.gif
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http://www.overclock.net/t/1205373/asus-p8p67-motherboard-revision-3-0-b3/0_20

This guy has a great mobo for $90 too so you can definitely get some great buys on the marketplace!
 
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Since your in DFW, I'd go pick up a 2500k at microcenter and a nice z68 mobo with 8gb of ram.

I second this. 179.99 for the CPU and 50 off of any mobo for the CPU...hell of a deal. and for 50 bucks you can get the end all be all of ram for a i5 gaming set up(1600 cas 8 work's perfect).
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I second this. 179.99 for the CPU and 50 off of any mobo for the CPU...hell of a deal. and for 50 bucks you can get the end all be all of ram for a i5 gaming set up(1600 cas 8 work's perfect).

Could also possibly get the 2600k with the facebook coupon for $230
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Well i think ive deicided on a 2500k/mobo deal from microcenter and a 6950 as well probably from newegg, then im most likely going to crossfire in a couple months as well as grab a new psu.

Thanks for all teh help thumb.gif
+Reps smile.gif
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Well i think ive deicided on a 2500k/mobo deal from microcenter and a 6950 as well probably from newegg, then im most likely going to crossfire in a couple months as well as grab a new psu.
Thanks for all teh help thumb.gif

nudge nudge, you want to look at the Sapphire Dirt3 edition 6950. Its a good card, and one of the few still sold that has the dual bios with the spiffy unlocked BIOS already loaded. Just flip a switch to see if you got a 6970, if not flip it back and clock the snot out of it:)
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nudge nudge, you want to look at the Sapphire Dirt3 edition 6950. Its a good card, and one of the few still sold that has the dual bios with the spiffy unlocked BIOS already loaded. Just flip a switch to see if you got a 6970, if not flip it back and clock the snot out of it:)

I forgot to ask about it but i didnt think there were anymore unlockable 6950s sold, thanks for the info maybe ill get lucky biggrin.gif
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To be honest I would hold off and save more cash. You could get a really nice graphics card for $450 and under, but the rest of you system would bottleneck it. If you could save another $250 than you would be able to upgrade most of your components.

$220 Intel 2500K
$260-350 (6950/570gtx)
$130 1155 Intel Motherboard
$50 8GB DDR3

Total= $680-750

Sure you'll notice a difference with a better graphics card, but not enough to warrant it an exclusive purchase. You need a system overhaul to make an upgrade worthwhile. If it was me, I would hold off until I had another $250 to invest in other components.
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