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at 1080p, a 770 is plenty. its up to you if you want to get a new case just to house a 780.
I certainly don't have the money for a new casing AND a 780. I already got a ssd (old sata2 Corsair 120GB) running on this OLD mobo with NO sata2 ports... that's one of the reason I wanted a new everything else, sata2/3, usb2, more ram.

I'm conflicted.
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post #22 of 61
add another 560 / SLI
add another 6gb of ram
get some SSD's for Raid 0

Done.
post #23 of 61
totally understand your situation. i was in the same situation. my x58 system was literally falling apart and had to upgrade pretty much. but going from your current rig now to what you somewhat listed and keeping the gpu would not be as fulfilling as getting a stronger gpu. building around the new gpu later down the road when you have the funds for a complete system is what i would do. plus you can re use the 770/780.
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post #24 of 61
I would agree with the last several post that you should look into just upgrading your GPU. I too have an i7 920 @4.0 ghz 1.25 volts w/ a 7950 running 1080p. It still does the job for gaming. Good Luck.
 
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post #25 of 61
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Ok... even a 770 might not fit into my Antec 300 (as I'm reading on the NCIX forums), so I would still be stuck with a lesser casing it seems. To a certain point I could invest right now into a casing (those things can outlast anything you put inside hehe), but that's a little more money. The idea behind getting the Fractal Desing Define R4 was the super quiet rig, but if I was to put my current i7 in it, I'd have no choice but to open one of the 2 top exhaust fan whole, and letting the noise out (which I already found my current rig to be quite noisy, as I said earlier). The Define R4 would require an extra fan to buy.

As for keeping my rig, I do feel the current 6Gb is not enough anymore, maybe 6 years ago it was ok, but not anymore, so indeed adding 3x2 more would pretty much make sense. On that regard, do I have to put the same memory as the first 3 ones? (all I know for sure is that they are 9-9-9-24 1600 ram)

I'm trying to figure out the price this is going to get at. Thing I haven't mentioned is that I don't have the money right now, I'm getting a loan from my father blushsmiley.gif, he wants to "help" but it has to make a difference for him to be worth the aid. So in a way he knows a casing doesn't help performance per sake, so it's hard for me to juggle what's best for now AND the future.
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post #26 of 61
for gaming, 6 gb ram is plenty. its only necessary to get more if you run like 50 tabs at once in a browser or if you do alot of virtual machines. or movie editing. also, tri channel ram is a lil hard to come by new these days. you'd more than likely have to buy it used or at a premium price if you can find them. as for the length of card not fitting in your current case. you can just rock the entire system out of the case. ive done it for a few builds and it didn't hurt anything. i just had it out of the way. its completely up to you what you want to do in terms of your limited upgrade since you are on a very limited and tight budget.
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post #27 of 61
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Is there a GTX770 better from one company to another? I'm looking at NCIX prices:

http://www.ncix.com/search/?q=gtx+770

380$ to 420$ seems fair. Any hint on which is better, if any?
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post #28 of 61
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Is there a GTX770 better from one company to another? I'm looking at NCIX prices:

http://www.ncix.com/search/?q=gtx+770

380$ to 420$ seems fair. Any hint on which is better, if any?
If i were you i would buy http://products.ncix.com/detail/club3d-radeon-r9-280x-royalqueen-c1-94043-1285.htm
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You're saying the 4670 and the 1150 is future-proof? But there arent DDR4 ram right now, so... I still would have to buy DDR2 *right now*, right?

I read the 4670 consumes more power, so it gets hotter? I'm trying to keep it as cool as possible without having to open one of the 2 top exhaust fan wholes. Also, I'm really trying to save money (as much as possible), if the 4670+mobo > 4570+mobo, I would have to go with least costly.
It does actually. 10% more power for 10% more performance per clock. But whether is it more power hungry because it's hotter? NO.


And yes, you fools ... i7 920 is a bad bottleneck even at 4GHz. And for the record I am using a 3.6GHz 6-core low power gulfie not a 4-core bloomfield!
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post #29 of 61
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I'm happy to get more inputs, thanks DaveLT. That being said, you got me more confused again! I don't have the money to do a FULL upgrade, it has to be either the system or the videocard. I'm being tossed between the 2, when will someone have THE answer for me!? laughingsmiley.gif As for the AMD videocard, I do TONS of video encoding, and the CUDA based cards helps me alot with that, I'm not sure any AMD cards can help me encode faster (you tell me, I got NO idea).

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post #30 of 61
Even my old QX9650 wasn't a bottleneck, the chipset was the bottleneck in that case.. But yeah go for a new GPU that I7 is still strong..
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