Originally Posted by pac0tac0
well i already upgraded my gpu this year from a 4890 to a 6870 and i picked up a vertex 3 ssd so i have a fast computer its not that i cannot play the best games, but i know that my only and current bottle neck is my cpu and if i plan to upgrade to a 7950 or 660 with in the next year i know that my system will be really held back.
also microcenter cuts 40 dollars off the price of the asus mobo if you get the 3570k so its 280
if i put the 2500k + the asrock its 250
so there is a 30 dollar difference is that not worth it?
i mean if i really want all i have to do is pick up a new mobo and cpu instead of selling my whole rig. but then i have to find a way to sell the 965 and mobo separate from the system.
The only people who will say its held back is elitist's. I have ran 6950 CF on my 955BE @ stock clocks. Performance was great... I refer you to my first post. You can nit pick your rig all day long, yea my sig rig is faster than my back up, but I can't notice when I play on them. after you do this, you'll need to upgrade to the next line of shiny new mobo's.. not to mention later this summer when when more new shiny parts promising faster performance come out... after that you can drop even more money on your rig around X-Mas time for that shiny new hardware.
The difference between my sig rig and my back up rig playing BF3/skyrim/name the game has never been more than 10-15 FPS(with the 6950's unlocked to 6970's in CF)... like that matter's when your pulling 100+ FPS anyway. I hope I don't come off sounding rude:D