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:thinking.gif: How does a steel case start falling apart?? ph34r-smiley.gif

got slowly eaten away by rust? ph34r-smiley.gif
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It's been through a lot at a lot of lans to say the least. Everything is just getting really loose and slowly coming apart and when the fans need to be maxed because I am air cooling certain parts start to rattle fun, fun, fun. tongue.gif
     
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One word.. Marketplace. Since the 7xxx and 6xx series cards have come out, people are in a flurry to get rid of their ancient (1 year old) cards. I purchased from the marketplace for the first time yesterday and got a super deal. Honestly your CPU is probably still fine for demanding games like BF3. Just grab a new GPU from the marketplace and have at it.

Long term I would recommend what other have stated. Z68 with a 2500K (or 2550K) and the GPU of your choice and your future-proofed just like you were when you first got your C2Q plus you can upgrade to Ivy down the road if you like. thumb.gif
I have Ryzen!
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Thanks Jayjr1105 smile.gif

Alright I think I've got a rough idea how I am going to go about it. For the moment I can't really game because of University work and any gaming I am actually doing it is Tribes Ascend here and there which isn't very taxing on my system. So I am going to wait around till Ivy Bridge and if Ivy Bridge isn't what I am looking for or is a little bit too much on the expensive side then I'll just head over to the marketplace and have a look around and see what I can grab Sandy Bridge-wise and pick up a new GTX 680 or HD7970 while I am at it. smile.gif
     
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