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I want to upgrade my Sig-rig (See below, obviously ), and im thinking...

Do I want to wait until the new AM3 Platform comes out, and try a Shanghai core / other core? Or will it be awhile before it's out?
    
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Your sig rig looks fine to me, I don't know what upgrade you were thinking about but it doesn't seem necessary to me. I'd wait until better tech is out and the upgrade makes a bigger impact.

If you're not set on AMD, Intel's Nehalem should further separate their lead over AMD by a considerable amount. I don't follow the news, but I think it's due out in like 6 months or so. Someone will correct me on that I'm sure.
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AM3 = CPU/MB/RAM

Nehalem, I thought that core was going to be locked! Or something along the lines of a high dollar enthusiast unlocked version might be available.
    
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AM3 = CPU/MB/RAM

Nehalem, I thought that core was going to be locked! Or something along the lines of a high dollar enthusiast unlocked version might be available.
Oh wow, just did some quick reading, this is depressing! Sounds like the only chips that don't have overclocking disabled will be the most expensive high end chips. Read an article about the Deneb from AMD with the SB780 southbridge. Looks a bit promising, but the Nehalem at stock speeds might outperform an overclocked AMD.. we'll have to wait and see I guess.

But for now, I'd hang on to your current setup.
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Yeah I also would wait... The only upgrade which would be worth anything would be to go to a quad core extreme from intel, but again then you are looking at new mb/cpu, so is it really worth it in the end? I would just try to OC that system to a reasonable amount and wait for the new tech to unveil itself.
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I want to upgrade my Sig-rig (See below, obviously ), and im thinking...

Do I want to wait until the new AM3 Platform comes out, and try a Shanghai core / other core? Or will it be awhile before it's out?
James, your current rig looks great especially that G92 GTS

I did a google on your PSU and wasn't able to find anything under "Broadcom Corp. 600W PSU". Perhaps the brand/model is different from what I am viewing from your signature?

Save your money and wait
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I thought broadcom was an IC manufacturer (wifi chipsets stuff like that)?
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i think you need an upgrade for your RAM(I guess its DDR400 but if its DDR2 then fine), hard disk, and your sound card.
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