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post #1 of 5
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I got my first paycheck incoming and I've been thinking of getting some new hardware into my sig-rig.

But I seems to be terrible at making decisions... I can't decide on what to upgrade first.

So I'm either getting a new CPU (Intel) and Mobo (The i7-950 runs a bit too hot and I can't seem to overclock it decently enough, so I'm looking for something I can OC nicely)

Or I'm getting a new pair of graphics cards (Nvidia) (yes a pair, because it seems I've become quite a multimonitor freak tongue.gif ), not sure if this choice will require a new PSU aswell?

Budget is something around 600EUR/800USD. I might be able to push it a bit further if really necessary..

Work your magic please OCN! biggrin.gif

Note: wasn't sure where to put this, but I noticed there were similar topics here so I went for it.
My System
(28 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 950 X58 Extreme NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 
GraphicsRAMRAMRAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 Kingston  Kingston  Kingston  
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
Kingston  Kingston  Kingston  2 TB Samsung HDD 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
OCZ 120 GB Agility 3 SSD Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H80 Scythe Kaze Fan Controller Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
3x BenQ XL2420  Philips HDTV 2x Fujitsu Siemens 24" Razer Lycosa Mirror Edition 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Truepower TP-750 Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus Razer Deathadder Razer Vespula 
AudioAudioAudio
Muse Pocket LT3  Razer Megalodon Logitech Dolby 5.1 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 950 X58 Extreme NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 
GraphicsRAMRAMRAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 Kingston  Kingston  Kingston  
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
Kingston  Kingston  Kingston  2 TB Samsung HDD 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
OCZ 120 GB Agility 3 SSD Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H80 Scythe Kaze Fan Controller Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
3x BenQ XL2420  Philips HDTV 2x Fujitsu Siemens 24" Razer Lycosa Mirror Edition 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Truepower TP-750 Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus Razer Deathadder Razer Vespula 
AudioAudioAudio
Muse Pocket LT3  Razer Megalodon Logitech Dolby 5.1 
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post #2 of 5
What do you do with your PC?
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Pretty much a bit of everything... But mostly gaming! tongue.gif
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 950 X58 Extreme NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 
GraphicsRAMRAMRAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 Kingston  Kingston  Kingston  
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
Kingston  Kingston  Kingston  2 TB Samsung HDD 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
OCZ 120 GB Agility 3 SSD Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H80 Scythe Kaze Fan Controller Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
3x BenQ XL2420  Philips HDTV 2x Fujitsu Siemens 24" Razer Lycosa Mirror Edition 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Truepower TP-750 Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus Razer Deathadder Razer Vespula 
AudioAudioAudio
Muse Pocket LT3  Razer Megalodon Logitech Dolby 5.1 
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My System
(28 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 950 X58 Extreme NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 
GraphicsRAMRAMRAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 Kingston  Kingston  Kingston  
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
Kingston  Kingston  Kingston  2 TB Samsung HDD 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
OCZ 120 GB Agility 3 SSD Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H80 Scythe Kaze Fan Controller Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
3x BenQ XL2420  Philips HDTV 2x Fujitsu Siemens 24" Razer Lycosa Mirror Edition 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Truepower TP-750 Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus Razer Deathadder Razer Vespula 
AudioAudioAudio
Muse Pocket LT3  Razer Megalodon Logitech Dolby 5.1 
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post #4 of 5
What games? Do you play them across 3 monitors or just one and use the other 2 for a bigger desktop? How about:

i5 4670K
Z87 motherboard
AMD R9 290?

That should be easily under 800USD, but I am not familiar with your shops to know its under 600 EUR. With that budget, I'd probably stay away from dual cards. You don't need two to run 3 monitors, but you may need 2 if you want to run games across 3 monitors (eyefinity).
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
I play pretty much anything that has a single player storyline and league of legends.

I kinda need 2 graphics cards since I run 6 monitors (Don't ask why xD). I'd like something like 2 GTX460's in SLI were 2-3 years ago.

And it's 800USD for the graphics cards or the processor, not necessarily both tongue.gif

My System
(28 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 950 X58 Extreme NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 
GraphicsRAMRAMRAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 Kingston  Kingston  Kingston  
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
Kingston  Kingston  Kingston  2 TB Samsung HDD 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
OCZ 120 GB Agility 3 SSD Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H80 Scythe Kaze Fan Controller Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
3x BenQ XL2420  Philips HDTV 2x Fujitsu Siemens 24" Razer Lycosa Mirror Edition 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Truepower TP-750 Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus Razer Deathadder Razer Vespula 
AudioAudioAudio
Muse Pocket LT3  Razer Megalodon Logitech Dolby 5.1 
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My System
(28 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 950 X58 Extreme NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 
GraphicsRAMRAMRAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 Kingston  Kingston  Kingston  
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
Kingston  Kingston  Kingston  2 TB Samsung HDD 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
OCZ 120 GB Agility 3 SSD Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H80 Scythe Kaze Fan Controller Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
3x BenQ XL2420  Philips HDTV 2x Fujitsu Siemens 24" Razer Lycosa Mirror Edition 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Truepower TP-750 Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus Razer Deathadder Razer Vespula 
AudioAudioAudio
Muse Pocket LT3  Razer Megalodon Logitech Dolby 5.1 
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