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post #1 of 7
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So, I'm wanting to 'upgrade' my system at the end of the year and I'd like some feedback as what to get.

Currently my system:
Core i7 950 "Bloomfield" @ 3.07 GHZ
Asus Rampage 3 Extreme, Skt 1366 max 24GB RAM
12 GB DDR 3 1600
Sapphire HD 6970 2GB, custom cooler.
19in 1080p 1440x900 monitor
Phantom 540 case

I would like to upgrade to a multi-monitor system in portrait and overclock it, at the moment I've £3k to play around with but little idea how to go about doing so from my setup, I'm alittle rusty as to the tech thats recently come out.

I would appreciate any help with it if you can. thumb.gif
post #2 of 7
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Bump!

I hear Skylake is out mid-end of '15, however the word is that it'll be harder to OC in the long run that Haswell is. I would like somthing sooner than that. Typically I think it'll be a minor upgrade from modern CPU's
post #3 of 7
The GPU is probably still worth hanging onto, you've got plenty of decent RAM too, upgrade the cpu/mobo if you really have to.
Is the monitor you have now 1920x1080 or 1400x900? Im sure your rig should handle many games fine even in 1080p as it is now, maybe just OC the CPU if you need to?
   
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Western Digital Green 2TB Intel 520 SSD Samsung SH-224DB DVD Burner Corsair H105 
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post #4 of 7
I have a higher clock speed but less ram and I just went from SLi 480's to a 780 and now can run pretty much everything maxed out. Crysis 3 maxed out I get 40+, but lags in battle fights at 1080p.

I had to OC both 480's to 800mhz/1925mhz for them to struggle to hit 30fps in Crysis 3.
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post #5 of 7
With Z97 here in about a month, I would try and wait for that, at least get the newest chipset. That said, you could go ahead and upgrade your GPU, and carry that over into the new build. You might want to look into the new 6GB 780s that are coming out shortly, but for that kind of gaming SLI will give you great performance.
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post #6 of 7
Next month=z97
idk..x58 is very nice platform.
You could get an x5690 and call it a day http://www.ebay.com/itm/Matching-Pair-Of-Intel-Six-Core-Xeon-X5690-3-46Ghz-12M-6-4-SLBVX-/111334518540?pt=CPUs&hash=item19ec0def0c
 
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cheap! Newegg box panel ibeats with onboard. 
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cheap! Newegg box panel ibeats with onboard. 
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AMD Phenom II X6 1075T w/2 cores locked @ 4.2+ M4a89GTD-Pro XFX Radeon HD 5870 8gb Samsung ddr3 1600 11-11-11-28@ 8-8-8-24 
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OCZ Agility2 40gb WD Blue 500GB Lite-On RASA waterblock 
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Get a x5660 and upgrade in 2-3 years
Wanted: [WTB] GPU upgrade
$210 (USD) or best offer
  
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Wanted: [WTB] GPU upgrade
$210 (USD) or best offer
  
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