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Thinking to sell my Gaming Rig and build another one.

Poll Results: Does it worth to make the change?

 
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post #1 of 15
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So guys, I'm facing a dilemma here. Should I update/replace my gaming rig or not?

As you can see in my signature I currently have a system built around LGA 1366 architecture. While is still running pretty well I'm thinking that the time has come to build something new that will last another 3-4 years from now one.
I was thinking to go with the new Z77 series MB and the new IB CPU. I am looking for something that has good power efficiency while allows high performance when needed.
For the graphic card I would consider either HD7970 or the GTX680.

Another thing would be the case in which to put all the new hardware. I need something which allows to add a custom WC setup with 2x360 or 1x360 +1x240 and i was thinking that BITFENIX Shinoby XL would do the trick.

What do you think? Feel free to comment and suggest hardware. biggrin.gif
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post #2 of 15
There is no rig in your sig.
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Originally Posted by Paradigm84 View Post

There is no rig in your sig.

You are fast, I was just making the proper modifications. smile.gif
Edited by levi1984 - 4/20/12 at 5:45am
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post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by levi1984 View Post

You are fast, I was just making the proper modifications. smile.gif

To be honest before you go selling the entire rig.. Get a GTX680/Radeon 7970 or whatever and see if it still has the performance you want/need.
You may well find that you'd be better off overclocking (if you haven't already) and pushing it to the limits. Then again the idea of selling now to gain maximum profit would be nice..

I guess it's your call, but to save some money right now i'd just get a new GFX card and see what you think. If worst comes to worst you can plop that 6950 back in there and sell it! thumb.gif
 
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post #5 of 15
I agree with Matt-Matt, IB will be the last generation on the 1155 chipset AFAIK, so waiting until Haswell could be a good idea, alternatively upgrade now to SB-E then IB-E later on if you're looking for a good upgrade path and for a long lifetime of the rig.
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Originally Posted by Matt-Matt View Post

To be honest before you go selling the entire rig.. Get a GTX680/Radeon 7970 or whatever and see if it still has the performance you want/need.
You may well find that you'd be better off overclocking (if you haven't already) and pushing it to the limits. Then again the idea of selling now to gain maximum profit would be nice..
I guess it's your call, but to save some money right now i'd just get a new GFX card and see what you think. If worst comes to worst you can plop that 6950 back in there and sell it! thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by Paradigm84 View Post

I agree with Matt-Matt, IB will be the last generation on the 1155 chipset AFAIK, so waiting until Haswell could be a good idea, alternatively upgrade now to SB-E then IB-E later on if you're looking for a good upgrade path and for a long lifetime of the rig.

It makes sense what you are suggesting. I didn't realize that IB is the last generation on 1155 and that Haswell will be on a new socket. I guess the only alternative would be X79 or to wait.
Meanwhile I could upgrade the GPU and change the case to allow better WC.
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post #7 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Matt-Matt View Post

To be honest before you go selling the entire rig.. Get a GTX680/Radeon 7970 or whatever and see if it still has the performance you want/need.
You may well find that you'd be better off overclocking (if you haven't already) and pushing it to the limits. Then again the idea of selling now to gain maximum profit would be nice..
I guess it's your call, but to save some money right now i'd just get a new GFX card and see what you think. If worst comes to worst you can plop that 6950 back in there and sell it! thumb.gif

^^This

No reason to sell your rig, it is plenty for gaming, just grab a better GPU if you are unhappy with your gaming performance.
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post #8 of 15
I would say get the NZXT Switch 810 Probably the best WC case and great air flow. NZXT makes very high quality cases. (Review) Overview Video (Click to show)
and grab the XSPC Rasa WC Kit. (Benchmarks) Review Video (Click to show)

I would get a 7950 becasue there is not much of a performance difference but there is a price difference. I would go for the Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB because it has a better cooler, it's OCed and it's cheap.

I wouldn't recommend changing right now to 1155 right now unless you really want to have a performance increase because that sockets almost dead.
Edited by UltraHoboLord - 4/20/12 at 6:22am
post #9 of 15
That would be a good idea, providing you have the 920 overclocked (which is surely given since you're using watercooling tongue.gif) the i7 920 shouldn't bottleneck the 680/ 7970 so a case/ GPU upgrade would be a good move.
post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by UltraHoboLord View Post

I would say get the NZXT Switch 810 Probably the best WC case and great air flow. NZXT makes very high quality cases. (Review) Overview Video (Click to show)
and grab the XSPC Rasa WC Kit. (Benchmarks) Review Video (Click to show)
I would get a 7950 becasue there is not much of a performance difference but there is a price difference. I would go for the Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB because it has a better cooler, it's OCed and it's cheap.
I wouldn't recommend changing right now to 1155 right now unless you really want to have a performance increase because that sockets almost dead.

The case looks awesome. I'm defensively considering it. As for the graphic card in Europe that version retails around 410 euro (non OC) and 480 euro (OC), while the reference 7970 is 409 euro. Because I'm thinking to go with a custom WC loop reference will be OK.
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