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Hello OCN,

Im looking to upgrade my current rig in sig because well its old now. Ive been out of the game so i don't know were to start at. im partial to Intel, gigabyte, and corsair. i do want to swap out my video cards to Nvidia as well even. things i will be doing with it are lite Photoshop uses, editing videos with Sony Vegas, ALOT of gaming (bf3, cs:go, dayz, tf2) i would maybe like to stream some gaming in the future. i would like to buy parts in pieces example buy motherboard ram first check, then cpu with next check etc... I really do appreciate any help that i can get, if there is something that i missed let me know. thank you.

EDIT: I forgot that i would like to reuse my monitor, keyboard, mouse, HDD, and case. but case I really would like to upgrade to corsair 800d. and mabye the H50.
Edited by Kingkau - 11/8/12 at 8:34pm
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post #2 of 18
Budget?
 
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post #3 of 18
You need to tell us what is your budget, resolution you will use & where you live since price do vary a lot depending where you are.

Do you want to use current parts? Your PSU could be reuse along with your drive, case & hard drive which would lower your final price. You can also sell your current cpu/mobo/ram & graphic card to help you afford your next build.
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post #4 of 18
Do you have a desired budget in mind?
post #5 of 18
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i told myself not to forget the budget part! i was thinking around $800. gaming i would like to take advantage of my 1920x1200 res. oh yes i would also like to reuse the PSU as its still going fine. thank you. it didnt even cross my mind about selling my older parts. my current location is in Utah. i used to live in california bay area. havent found anything like a frys out here yet.
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post #6 of 18
Do you feel confident buying used parts? I am sure you can find good deals on CPU/mobo here:
http://www.overclock.net/f/14303/for-sale-wanted

You can find stuff at half their price. I think a sandy bridge will be more than enough while quite cheaper than ivy.

If I were you, I would invest in a solid graphic card. 7950 is currently the best bang for buck as you can find some quite cheap. Bought mine 3 days ago at 280$ and it is voltage unlocked!

Of course the GTX670 is quite solid but also more expensive. AMD did improve the performance of their cards lately, so unless you absolutely want to go with nvidia, I think 7950 is the way to go.
Edited by Just a nickname - 11/8/12 at 8:46pm
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post #7 of 18
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buying used parts i dunno, its gonna be based on the seller that is selling it. i will look into that for sure though! now i have been looking for that past week and see that sandy bridges are the current chips that intel has to offer. i7 and i5 is what i would be looking at. but i have no clue what i7 offers that i5 doesnt? so i guess that is my current dilemma. i wouldnt mind staying with ATI/AMD as long as i can get good performance out of it like you said you have. oh and also i think i would like to go single powerful video card for now, then cfx/sli in the future.
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post #8 of 18
You can probably use that 1000w PSU you have right now
 
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Originally Posted by Kingkau View Post

buying used parts i dunno, its gonna be based on the seller that is selling it. i will look into that for sure though! now i have been looking for that past week and see that sandy bridges are the current chips that intel has to offer. i7 and i5 is what i would be looking at. but i have no clue what i7 offers that i5 doesnt? so i guess that is my current dilemma. i wouldnt mind staying with ATI/AMD as long as i can get good performance out of it like you said you have. oh and also i think i would like to go single powerful video card for now, then cfx/sli in the future.

The current generation is ivy-bridge but this gen isn't so great for overclockers because those chips get hot and fast.

All i7 CPU have hyper threading, it double the amount of thread per core at the cost of extra stress on the CPU requiring higher voltage and generating more heat at a given speed to run it.
So if you want to run your chip at 4.5GHz (by example) it will require 1.2v and have a max temperature of 70C (totally made this up) without hyperthreading. To run with hyper threading enabled at the same speed (4.5GHz) you will need 1.25v and your max temperature will be 80C.
Hyper threading is useful if you are planning to use multitask intensive programs. Otherwise for gaming or everyday use it is nearly useless. In my humble opinion, you should just get an i5. They will clock higher on average (because they don't need that extra voltage and generate less heat due to hyper threading).
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How often do you edit videos?
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