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Originally Posted by naizarak View Post

if you're coming from x58, it might be worthwhile to just get a 6-core for that platform. would really free up your budget - you could probably squeeze in x3 680's.

6-core? did not even know they existed
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6-core? did not even know they existed

the corei7 3930K ~ suggested is a 6-core + 6 HT cpu's socket 2011 quite pricey but will be an upgrade to your x58 setup good for your video rendering purpose...

for the motherboard ~ the gigabyte x79 suggested will be good for you as you started with the brand already

for the ram, get the same speed as your existing & a capacity one more 4gb stick on your exisitng 12gb, for a 16gb memory total in a quad channel setup, where x79 motherboard are made for.

for ssd since you can afford the m4 256 gb go ahead, there's plenty of space for os & apps to store in it.....

for videocard, get the gtx 680's.....
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