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Hey guys my rig is in my sig... it is about a year and a half? old... Most of what I do with my PC is game, trade stocks, or browse internet, music, etc. Would you guys feel there would be any reason to upgrade to one of the i7 2XXX? I see people OC these to 4.5 or higher. Not sure if I would need the performance increase
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Would be a pointless upgrade. At least wait until Ivy Bridge, so you can either go with Ivy or get a cheap sandy bridge setup. Really though, a new GPU wouldn't hurt. Although seeing as you have no sound card and like music, that might also be something to look into.
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I don't think so but that is my opinion I would be very happy with that system. How much are you into gaming ?
post #4 of 12
Your CPU should be just fine. If your itching to upgrade I would look into upgrading your GPU if your into gaming or a SSD. Both would be more worth the money for your rig.
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I don't see the point in upgrading and would spend the money on a better card and Nvidia's Kepler should be out soon or go with AMD's 7k series radeons. The older i7's are still very strong and I use my PC for pretty much the same thing with some encoding every once in a while. My board however is a good 5 years old; basically my system does everything that I need it to do and I am personally waiting for what Ivy, trinity APU and PD before I upgrade off my current board.

Edit

As the other person above me said, SSD. Within a 6 month span last year I upgraded to a 570GTX, Phenom II (from a old A64 x2) and my Intel 320 series SSD. i will say that my best upgrade out of those would be my SSD smile.gif Basically it felt like a brand new system. It won't help your FPS but makes those loading screens go by in a flash.

For SSD's I would recommend the Crucial m4, Samsung 830, or the Corsair Performance pro
Edited by Agent_kenshin - 2/14/12 at 11:08pm
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Originally Posted by doomlord52 View Post

Would be a pointless upgrade. At least wait until Ivy Bridge, so you can either go with Ivy or get a cheap sandy bridge setup. Really though, a new GPU wouldn't hurt. Although seeing as you have no sound card and like music, that might also be something to look into.

Thanks guys for the help! When does Ivy come out?

Yeah I actually use an external DAC as my sound card and go to one of these amps www.glow-audio.com and use Akg q701 headphones just upgraded from the Audio technica 700's.

My next upgrade will be a new gpu (then possibly ssd) because I want to get two more monitors and to a triple monitor setup. Just not sure If I want to go with AMD or nvidia yet...
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Ivy bridge all the way with a z77 mobo.. you have time to wait a couple of months and you wont regret it.. with x63 multiplier its should OC better than a sandy bridge on average, thats why i say if you dont wait you will regret it thumb.gif

comes out around april 8th or rumored before
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Ivy bridge all the way with a z77 mobo.. you have time to wait a couple of months and you wont regret it.. with x63 multiplier its should OC better than a sandy bridge on average, thats why i say if you dont wait you will regret it thumb.gif
comes out around april 8th or rumored before

what about memory do you guys think that would make any difference if I upgraded it?
Also if I upgraded memory now and upgraded to a new cpu and mobo when ivy comes out would it fit in that mobo
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post #9 of 12
I'm usually just a gamer. but I built a 3930k system and might overclock for performance I will most likely never need.

Just do it, It will make you feel stronger XD
post #10 of 12
your system should be good enough to run any of the new (ported) games
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