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post #1 of 13
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Wondering what my sig rig might be begging for other than new CPU/motherboard
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post #2 of 13
It may feel lacking - but it's probably more power than you need. If you have that feeling of just wanting to upgrade i'd wait until Q2 of 2013 when Haswell drops. It will be a new socket (1150) and have about 10% performance gains over the 3570K/3770K respectively.

I'm getting along fine with my A10-5800K which is the AMD equivalent of the Core i3 3220 CPU power wise. Next year i'll upgrade to the next-gen Richland APU's, ect.


I mean if you're being realistic that GTX 580 + i5 combo is going to tear through games for years. Think about the Core 2 Quad + GTX 280 rigs...they're still destroying a large amount of games.
Edited by M3T4LM4N222 - 12/10/12 at 12:41am
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post #3 of 13
It needs nothing.

Why do you think it needs an upgrade?
post #4 of 13
if you did anything you would get a new mobo for the chipset and a new video card but like they siad wait for a while new hardware will come out in 6 months that will be better and then you will be mad you didnt wait
post #5 of 13
If your 580 isn't a 3GB, pick up a 670 or 7950. That 1.5GB 580 will hold you back, VRAM wise.
post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by Shafty View Post

if you did anything you would get a new mobo for the chipset and a new video card but like they siad wait for a while new hardware will come out in 6 months that will be better and then you will be mad you didnt wait

There is no reason to upgrade his mobo.

His CPU is great as is.

Could use a better GPU, IF and its a big IF, but depends what games he plays and if he wants to see more eye candy at same FPS. Other wise leave it alone.
post #7 of 13
Trust me. Keep your current setup until Haswell drops. Otherwise you'll want to upgrade AGAIN.
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Hmm thanks for the replies.
I have decided to get a Vertex 4 256Gb SSD and another 580.

Getting ready for Crysis 3 smile.gif
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post #9 of 13
Get rid of the H80 and go for a custom loop smile.gif Lots of fun there.
 
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post #10 of 13
I agree with the custom loop, as it will allow for some crazy overclocking with the 580s while keeping them at half thettemperature they normally run. It's expensive, however.

I have a few more ideas...
1) More RAM for a RAM Disk
2) A 64-128GB SSD for just the temp files, page file, and current games being played
3) more Hard Drives, as having different drives for different things can be a big speed boost as the drives can access separate data concurrently (such as havingnApps drive, Data Drive, Storage dridrive, etc)
4) more cooling is always better
   
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