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CPU: i7 3930k (Spring retail edge)
Motherboard: Sabertooth x79
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GPU: 2x 6850s (Got for $180 for both)
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Ram: 16gb Ripjaws X (4x4 quad dimm)

For the past month, after reading around a lot more, i'm having huge buyers regret on my:

Motherboard, GPU & Ram (mostly for colour scheme)

I feel i could've saved some money from the sabertooth, and gotten something lower end and couldve gotten a way better gpu.
I play a lot of games, but i also render videos, but nothing else too extreme. My ram is something more minor, red doesnt really match well with beige/black.

Anything i could do\? I'm personally thinking of craigslisting my 6850s for $100 each and spending an extra $200 or $100 for a better single card.

I also have a 2009m HP monitor (For now) so i'm gaming with 1600x900. Although, i might buy a new monitor.
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post #2 of 21
I would of got a better GPU, that's all i would change. Also wouldn't hurt to get a 650+ Watt PSU for OC Headroom smile.gif

Better GPU's

HD 7950
GTX 660 Ti
HD 7980 Ghz Edition
GTX 670
GTX 680 FTW
GTX 580 FTW
GTX 590
GTX 690
GTX 760 Ti 1555 FTW Edition


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post #3 of 21
Yeah. A better gpu. I had the P67 sabertooth ( didn't care much for it. Thought it was overpriced for what you get)
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post #4 of 21
get a gpu and a ssd and your set for a while.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PimpSkyline View Post

HD 7950
GTX 660 Ti
HD 7980 Ghz Edition
GTX 670
GTX 680 FTW
GTX 580 FTW
GTX 590
GTX 690
GTX 760 Ti 1555 FTW Edition

You don't say... rolleyes.gif

7980 and GTX 760 = wat.


I'd sell your 6850s and get a 7950 for $300, best bang for your buck card in the market.
post #6 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by StayFrosty View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by PimpSkyline View Post

HD 7950
GTX 660 Ti
HD 7980 Ghz Edition
GTX 670
GTX 680 FTW
GTX 580 FTW
GTX 590
GTX 690
GTX 760 Ti 1555 FTW Edition

You don't say... rolleyes.gif


I'd sell your 6850s and get a 7950 for $300, best bang for your buck card in the market.

Trying to be helpful, smart-asses need not apply. And Yes 7950 and you can't go wrong.
 
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Don't worry, i'm sure many of us who built their first rig without consulting places like OCN messed up a little (personally my first build ever had a beastly GPU with a CPU you'd see in an office build). Colors!? this site is the pursuit of performance not prettiness! tongue.gif (granted my folding rig is all Blue/Black but that was just a coincidence with the deals at the time). I wouldn't bother changing anything personally until you upgrade your monitor, then like you said a better single card is a good choice...
 

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Don't worry, i'm sure many of us who built their first rig without consulting places like OCN messed up a little (personally my first build ever had a beastly GPU with a CPU you'd see in an office build). Colors!? this site is the pursuit of performance not prettiness! tongue.gif I wouldn't bother changing anything personally until you upgrade your monitor, then like you said a better single card is a good choice...

 

Agreed thumb.gif Performance is more important smile.gif "Looks" is an After Thought and only happens if your Rich LOL
 
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i would went 1155 board...with i5 cpu. i know you do some video rendering, but mostly gaming, so its not warrant the extra $100 for the i7.

all the money saved from going IB, you could of got yourself a really nice gpu, which is what gaming relies mostly on.

and yes you got too much ram too.

psu is fine. dont worry about it
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Lol your situation is like the opposite of mine, i had a 2500k and a Asus z68 Gene-z with a gtx690 and felt with the rest of my computer i needed to upgrade my cpu and mobo, so i sold it and upgrading to the 3930k and the x79 asus Gene-z.

id honestly hold out with your current card till amd's 8000 amd intels 700 series are out, your only playing at 1600x900, to rush, in the meantime id upgrade your monitor
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