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Hey there I'm new to overclock.net as far as posting goes. So back in 2009 i build a x58 pc with the following.

Motherboard: EVGA X58 SLI LE
CPU: Intel i7 920 D0 stepping overclocked to 4Ghz
Ram: Patriot 6GB 1600mhz
Powersupply: Corsair 750 watt
Case: NZXT Phantom
GPU: GTX460 SLI

So i was forced to sell this computer back in 2011 to help pay for my wedding.

This system was awesome and played all my games at great settings and worked well for what i used it for.
Now back then i cared about latest and greatest and always wanted to upgrade to the best. But now I have a wife and son and realize that i might not need to always buy the newest and best out right now. That being said would it be worth putting together a like system that I use to own with specs close to above?

Or should i just save for a while. How much longer is the x58 chipset lifespan as far as gaming goes? I can put that system together for like $800 or less prob from ebay
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I would suggest moving to modern equipment. You can easily get a powerful tower for $800... or less.

If you specify what games you play, what your monitor is, and what settings you desire, I can suggest a budget option for you (one that seeks to meet your goals and otherwise save as much $$ as possible).
    
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Hey there I'm new to overclock.net as far as posting goes. So back in 2009 i build a x58 pc with the following.
Motherboard: EVGA X58 SLI LE
CPU: Intel i7 920 D0 stepping overclocked to 4Ghz
Ram: Patriot 6GB 1600mhz
Powersupply: Corsair 750 watt
Case: NZXT Phantom
GPU: GTX460 SLI
So i was forced to sell this computer back in 2011 to help pay for my wedding.
This system was awesome and played all my games at great settings and worked well for what i used it for.
Now back then i cared about latest and greatest and always wanted to upgrade to the best. But now I have a wife and son and realize that i might not need to always buy the newest and best out right now. That being said would it be worth putting together a like system that I use to own with specs close to above?
Or should i just save for a while. How much longer is the x58 chipset lifespan as far as gaming goes? I can put that system together for like $800 or less prob from ebay

I would say you could put together a like system for slightly more than half of that 800.00.People want the latest and graetest and this desire has driven the prices X58 gear will bring down into the dirt.Really no more than 10 cents on the dollar.CPU's in the i7-970 range are holding value a good bit better but socket 1366 could be considered a value socket today.Just do not expect getting any money you put into socket 1366 back.
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My 1366 Rig just ran Metro2033 (currently considered one of the most rig-stressing games) really well, and I'm still at stock speeds. Obviously your choice of GPU will be a big factor but 570's and 480's are out there for $200, maybe less(?) and can be sli'd when needed. It's hard to imagine the 1366 platform being noticeably limiting for gaming any time soon. You don't need 1150 or 2011 for games, not at all. Especially if you know how to get a 920 to 4Ghz (I wish I could figure that out).
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I would wait and save. 1366 will work but new architecture is better. I had a 4.0ghz 980x and my current Xeon-e3 1280v2 at stock (turbo boosts to 4.0 max) is beating it in any benchmark that uses four cores or less.
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I would be doing alot of gaming like metro and i still have not tried battlefeild 3 but i was huge into bf2bc2 before i sold. I would also like to do some video editing but not like pro style.
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