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$220 now what to buy?

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    i7 2600K + Mobo
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    ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe
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    ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z
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  • 54% of voters (6)
    OCZ Vertex 3 120GB Max IOPS
  • 18% of voters (2)
    GTX 780
  • 27% of voters (3)
    Ivy Bridge
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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
I have just now sold my laptop and now I'm questioning myself on what to buy. I have a few things in mind.

Things considered:
OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS
i7 2600K + Mobo
ASUS P8P8Z68 Deluxe
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Save up for GTX 780
Save up for Ivy Bridge 3770K
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post #2 of 12
What's your current loop look like? Otherwise save for Ivy Bridge IMO smile.gif
post #3 of 12
Everything you listed would be either a minor upgrade, or a side-grade. Or would require waiting. The 120gb SATA 3 drive is the only major upgrade you listed for your "octomonkey-whatever" rig, so i'd say go with that.
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post #4 of 12
You could wait for ivy, even if you dont get ivy you would prob get something better for your money z68 wise or if not go for the ssd
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post #5 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigkahuna360 View Post

I have just now sold my laptop and now I'm questioning myself on what to buy. I have a few things in mind.
Things considered:
OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS
i7 2600K + Mobo
ASUS P8P8Z68 Deluxe
ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z
ASRock Z68 Professional Gen 3
Save up for GTX 780
Save up for Ivy Bridge 3770K
More WC Equipment

if you got a i7-960 i wouldn't bother with any upgrades, but saved up for a GTX 780. yes 1155 cpu would give you increase upgrade, but than it won't give you much performance upgrade as say a GTX 780 or SLI GTX 570. Even GTX 780 you won't have bottle neck with your current cpu at that OC.
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post #6 of 12
Save up for Ivy Bridge 3770K, the release date is getting close now so i would save up for this IB and a good z77 mobo thumb.gif
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post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by tehsciz View Post

What's your current loop look like? Otherwise save for Ivy Bridge IMO smile.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by doomlord52 View Post

Everything you listed would be either a minor upgrade, or a side-grade. Or would require waiting. The 120gb SATA 3 drive is the only major upgrade you listed for your "octomonkey-whatever" rig, so i'd say go with that.
Quote:
Originally Posted by liamstears View Post

You could wait for ivy, even if you dont get ivy you would prob get something better for your money z68 wise or if not go for the ssd
Quote:
Originally Posted by mcc21 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by bigkahuna360 View Post

I have just now sold my laptop and now I'm questioning myself on what to buy. I have a few things in mind.
Things considered:
OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS
i7 2600K + Mobo
ASUS P8P8Z68 Deluxe
ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z
ASRock Z68 Professional Gen 3
Save up for GTX 780
Save up for Ivy Bridge 3770K
More WC Equipment

if you got a i7-960 i wouldn't bother with any upgrades, but saved up for a GTX 780. yes 1155 cpu would give you increase upgrade, but than it won't give you much performance upgrade as say a GTX 780 or SLI GTX 570. Even GTX 780 you won't have bottle neck with your current cpu at that OC.
Quote:
Originally Posted by stubass View Post

Save up for Ivy Bridge 3770K, the release date is getting close now so i would save up for this IB and a good z77 mobo thumb.gif

Ok since I cant find the beginning of all of these quotes. The sata 3 SSD is not able to be run in sata 3 because my mobo doesnt support it. My loop is an RS360 kit from XSPC and it has done its job very well. The Octomonkey Industries name is just an inside joke and hopefully a business my friend actually starts up. I know I should wait but its the itch. tongue.gif

EDIT: also should have mentioned in the OP that my current monitor is a tv that sucks with contrast and the HDMI doesnt appear properly.
Edited by bigkahuna360 - 1/31/12 at 2:12am
     
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post #8 of 12
get a second hand gtx570 and sli.
You can also save up and get a 7970/50 and avoid all v-ram troubles. Really a 2600k isnt going to help with gaming at all, even while running sli.
I say get a Samsung 830 series SSD, nothing can touch its reliability and overall great performance.

If you wanna wait then I would wait for Ivy Bridge E late 2012 and AMD 8900 series cards what should be coming out late 2012 - early 2013 Will be the first cards to use XDR2 memory biggrin.gif


Also might I ask if S3 sleep works for you at your overclock? I am forced to run S1 sleep because it resets my cpu voltage back to stock when coming out of sleep. If so what bios version are you using?
Edited by DzillaXx - 1/31/12 at 2:27am
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post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by DzillaXx View Post

get a second hand gtx570 and sli.
You can also save up and get a 7970/50 and avoid all v-ram troubles. Really a 2600k isnt going to help with gaming at all, even while running sli.
I say get a Samsung 830 series SSD, nothing can touch its reliability and overall great performance.

If you wanna wait then I would wait for Ivy Bridge E late 2012 and AMD 8900 series cards what should be coming out late 2012 - early 2013 Will be the first cards to use XDR2 memory biggrin.gif


Also might I ask if S3 sleep works for you at your overclock? I am forced to run S1 sleep because it resets my cpu voltage back to stock when coming out of sleep. If so what bios version are you using?

My sleep mode works just fine with both OCs. I use this BIOS from Intel.

I have been trying to avoid the temptation to get a 7970/50 but the prices are just way too high. Call me crazy but I'd rather get a GTX 580 Matrix Platinum.
     
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post #10 of 12
Replace the Vertex 3 with a Crucial M4 or Samsung 830
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