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Hey there OCN!

Currently running this rig:

Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1090T Processor (6 CPUs), ~3.2GHz
Memory: 8192MB DDR3 RAM
Card name: ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series (5870 1GB Memory)
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-770TA-UD3 AM3 AMD 770 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD

Getting slight fps spike'ish lag in almost all new games (primarily MMORPG's) same lag no matter if i'm on highest or lowest settings.
I bought this rig about 2 years ago now.

Time to upgrade my rig?:

Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-2700K 4x3.50GHz (Turbo 3.90GHz)
Memory: Kingston HyperX 16 GB DDR3-1600 XMP Black X1 Special edition
Card name: nVidia GeForce GTX580 1536MB GDDR5 RAM PCI-E (Possibly an AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB instead)
Motherboard: GIGABYTE Z68AP-D3
Harddrive: Seagate 1000GB SATA3 6Gb/s 7200rpm Silent

For example? going to cost me about 1860$
Is my current rig bad or outdated? Worth investing in the one above? and how is that for a new rig?

Should I maybe considering making changes to my old rig instead? if so, what?

PS: Please don't get too "techy" with your answers, I'm a hardcore gamer but I'm no expert ^^

Thanks for reading!
Edited by Staehren - 2/14/12 at 1:58pm
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If you decide to upgrade I will happily take your old rig off your hands. IMO you are fine with what you have, but if you feel its not living up to the standards you expect, then more power to you smile.gif
    
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just upgrade your GPU. and the lagging in your games is likely from the game not your rig.
 
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Originally Posted by Staehren View Post

Hey there OCN!
Currently running this rig:
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1090T Processor (6 CPUs), ~3.2GHz
Memory: 8192MB DDR3 RAM
Card name: ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series (5870 1GB Memory)
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-770TA-UD3 AM3 AMD 770 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD
Getting slight fps spike'ish lag in almost all new games (primarily MMORPG's) same lag no matter if i'm on highest or lowest settings.
I bought this rig about 2 years ago now.
Time to upgrade my rig?:
Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-2700K 4x3.50GHz (Turbo 3.90GHz)
Memory: Kingston HyperX 16 GB DDR3-1600 XMP Black X1 Special edition
Card name: nVidia GeForce GTX580 1536MB GDDR5 RAM PCI-E (Possibly an AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB instead)
Motherboard: GIGABYTE Z68AP-D3
Harddrive: Seagate 1000GB SATA3 6Gb/s 7200rpm Silent
For example? going to cost me about 1860$
Is my current rig bad or outdated? Worth investing in the one above? and how is that for a new rig?
Should I maybe considering making changes to my old rig instead? if so, what?
PS: Please don't get too "techy" with your answers, I'm a hardcore gamer but I'm no expert ^^
Thanks for reading!
For gaming, you won't need the 2700k's 100 Mhz or HT advantage. HT isn't even utilized in MANY games (some do, but not MMORPGs, FPS or action games). Get the i5-2500k and use the $ on a better GPU, like the 7950.
post #5 of 24
how much you want to sell your old one for
post #6 of 24
damn dude lol the average person would drool over your current system right now. that is still pretty damn powerful system. I say you should figure out what hte problem is. if you can wait - get ivy when i comes out really soon.
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Wow! Get a new GPU.(: but if you want you could upgrade to a 2500k. Get a 7950 or a 6950 be sure to have a good PSU. If you do upgrade you will have people looking to buy your old parts because it is a very powerful system.


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post #8 of 24
For 1850$ you can get quite a good setup
480
XSPC Rasa 750 RX240 Universal CPU Water Cooling Kit w/ RX240 Radiator and Free Kill Coil!170$
Total 1826$
OR
you can go with 2x7970
480
Total 1859$


a Core i5 25ook
no 128GB SSD instead 64GB SSD
no water cooling instead air cooling
no full tower case instead a decent Mid tower case

Feel free to make changes smile.gif
Hope that helped thumb.gif
Edited by Tarun - 2/14/12 at 9:20pm
post #9 of 24
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Thanks for your feedback, all of you!

I'm kind of in a dilemma, because I feel like such a noob for just buying a new rig every 2nd years.. Could a solution possibly be to make some changes to my old rig? and if so, what could need to be changed?

Edit: My other thread http://www.overclock.net/t/1215287/fps-spikes-lags-drops-in-most-games#post_16461598 is about my lag issues - if any of you think you can help me out and resolve the issue, a helping reply would be greatly appriciated. (thread kinda died out almost instantly after making it)
Edited by Staehren - 2/15/12 at 6:57am
post #10 of 24
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Thanks for your feedback, all of you! smile.gif

I'd like to know if I should make some changes to my current setup to improve it for gaming, i've never been too good at swapping the old parts for the right new ones in my previous PC's (made some bad calls lol)

PS: If you're good at fixing lag issues, i'd really appriciate it if you could take a look at my other thread specifically about my lag issue in games with my current rig:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1215287/fps-spikes-lags-drops-in-most-games#post_16461598
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