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My plan for my upgrade for my rig i plan on doing this stuff: Lian LI PC-P60 case, E8500, Abit IP45 Pro motherboard, HD4870X2 from Sapphire or Visiontek (depend on hwat oyu guys would reccomend) <edited by chozart>
    
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i would go Visiontek because they have lifetime warranty. the 4870 x2 is going to be a monster so yeah good choice there. everything looks good maybe a E8400 to save some $$
    
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You don't want to get into quad core yet?
Otherwise, it's a pretty decent rig
when 4870X2 is gonna be out, it's gonna rock
Sapphire here (never had any problem with them yet)
Edited by Jahren - 6/24/08 at 4:01pm
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post #4 of 23
I don't understand what you mean by consider? Would I consider owning that rig? Definitely

Although IMO going from an E6600 > E8500 isn't really worth it. Especially if the E6600 OC's to about 3.4Ghz. Performance increase will be minimal at best. Wait for the quads to drop in price, or wait for them to be utilized in games more Your current CPU is fine.

EDIT: If you want a decent speed upgrade, scrap tbhe CPU and get another HDD for RAID. Cheaper plus you will notice a slight speed improvement.

And like stated, VisionTek offer a Lifetime warranty.
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If you plan on overclocking I believe you would be better off with the E8400. You'll save money. As for the video card, Visiontek is a good choice.
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post #6 of 23
Keep your E6600 as an E8500 will offer minimal benefits in terms of gaming performance. The HD4870x2 isn't even out yet so I'd wait to see how it performs.
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Keep your E6600 as an E8500 will offer minimal benefits in terms of gaming performance. The HD4870x2 isn't even out yet so I'd wait to see how it performs.
agree with keeping the E6600 but the way 1 4870 looks good the 4870 x2 is going to be a monster
    
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post #8 of 23
E8400 and Visiontek.
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ok but i have heard the a E6600 will bottleneck a HD4870X2. is that right and if i did keep it for a while id oc to 3.6.
    
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ok but i have heard the a E6600 will bottleneck a HD4870X2. is that right and if i did keep it for a while id oc to 3.6.
it shouldn't if you had a Pentium 4 then it would
    
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