Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › Update to New Intel Build or GTX 480 & Wait for 2011 Intel Goodies?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Update to New Intel Build or GTX 480 & Wait for 2011 Intel Goodies?

Poll Results: Which 1 to do?

 
  • 30% (6)
    Red Pill
  • 70% (14)
    Blue Pill
20 Total Votes  
post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
I have $500 sitting before me and I'm wondering if I should update the hardware (see my sig below) or buy a GTX 480 and wait for Intel to release the new goodies in 2011. All I do is autocad, 3d Studio Max, Photoshop, and play a ton of games.

My patience is pretty good...I've waited this long but do you think it will be worth waiting a little longer? I've been wanting to upgrade my gpu's for a while and I think I'm long overdue in that department or maybe not.

I need some help people...Red pill for upgrading mobo, cpu, & memory? or the Blue pill for the GTX 480 and wait for Intel 2011 goodies?
liTTle bIG bOx
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 5 1600 ASRock Fatal1ty AB350 G-ITX/ac ASUS Strix GTX 980 Crucial Ballistix Elite 16Gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 960 EVO 250Gb Samsung 850 EVO 500Gb WD VelociRaptor 600Gb CRYORIG H7 [incoming] 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windwos 10 Pro  Acer XF270HU Logitech G Pro EVGA 650 GS 
CaseMouseAudio
Fractal Design Nano S Logitech G903 Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7BK 
  hide details  
Reply
liTTle bIG bOx
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 5 1600 ASRock Fatal1ty AB350 G-ITX/ac ASUS Strix GTX 980 Crucial Ballistix Elite 16Gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 960 EVO 250Gb Samsung 850 EVO 500Gb WD VelociRaptor 600Gb CRYORIG H7 [incoming] 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windwos 10 Pro  Acer XF270HU Logitech G Pro EVGA 650 GS 
CaseMouseAudio
Fractal Design Nano S Logitech G903 Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7BK 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 11
Stay away from the GF100 series as the GF108 will be out and should be much better. Also I would wait until 2011 goodies for the rest. Put the money in the bank!
Edited by Exostenza - 6/9/10 at 9:37am
Asus ROG G751JY
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 4710HQ @ 3.4 Intel H87 GTX 980m @ 1262/5410 w/PREMA BIOS v1.1.1 + Dre... 24GB 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung m.2 PCIE SSD OCZ Vertex 3 Samsung Evo 850 Bluray reader/writer 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Massive 14² Windows 10 x64 LG-D046C IPS @ 100hz  Corsair K70 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
230W Power Brick Asus ROG G751JY Logitech G502 Proteus Core RGB + G500 for travel HyperX smooth surface + Corsair hard surface fo... 
AudioAudioAudio
Sound Blaster Omni 5.1 USB w/dual array mic Ultrasone Pro 750 Sennheiser HD598 Special Edition 
  hide details  
Reply
Asus ROG G751JY
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 4710HQ @ 3.4 Intel H87 GTX 980m @ 1262/5410 w/PREMA BIOS v1.1.1 + Dre... 24GB 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung m.2 PCIE SSD OCZ Vertex 3 Samsung Evo 850 Bluray reader/writer 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Massive 14² Windows 10 x64 LG-D046C IPS @ 100hz  Corsair K70 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
230W Power Brick Asus ROG G751JY Logitech G502 Proteus Core RGB + G500 for travel HyperX smooth surface + Corsair hard surface fo... 
AudioAudioAudio
Sound Blaster Omni 5.1 USB w/dual array mic Ultrasone Pro 750 Sennheiser HD598 Special Edition 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 11
The GTX 480 and 470 have average performance for thier price, and are not the future for Nvidia or tessellation as they aren't even that good at that.

While they are great GPU's for gaming now, both ATi and Nvidia have good offerings now so it really depends on what you want. You have alot of options for how you spend $500.

A 5850 would save you some money and they are great performers for $300, with rebates getting them down to $280 or so.
buildX
(16 items)
 
X3Elite (HTPC)
(14 items)
 
Dell XPS L702X
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 930 @ 4.0GHz (24/7) HT/on  Asus P6TD Deluxe Gigabyte 2GB GTX 670 Windforce3X OC  6GB OCZ Gold 1600 (tri-channel) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7.2K 16MB Cache Prolimatech Megahalem Rev.B (Push/Pull) Windows 7 Home Premium 64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer X233H Razer BlackWidow Ultimate  OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W XClio Windtunnel 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G502 Proteus Core Tunable  Razer Goliathus 444mm x 355mm - Speed Edition ... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II 720 X3 BE @ 3.2GHz 24/7 MSi 770-G45 Sapphire Radeon HD 6870  8GB GSkill RipJaw 1333Mhz  
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB Samsung F3  DVD+-RW  Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 60" LG 60PA5500 Plasma 
MonitorPowerCase
Acer X1373WH Projector Corsair CX500 Cooler Master 430 
CPUGraphicsGraphicsRAM
i5-2430M Intel HD Graphics  Nvidia 1GB GT 550M (GF116) w/Optimus|DX11|144 ... 6GB DDR3  
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
120GB PNY 1311 SSD 500GB 7.2K RPM Windows7 Home Premium 64 17.3" WLED TL 1600 X 900 with 2.0MP HD webcam 
KeyboardCaseAudio
Backlit Keyboard Elemental Silver Aluminum JBL 2.1 W/ Built-in Subwoofer 
  hide details  
Reply
buildX
(16 items)
 
X3Elite (HTPC)
(14 items)
 
Dell XPS L702X
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 930 @ 4.0GHz (24/7) HT/on  Asus P6TD Deluxe Gigabyte 2GB GTX 670 Windforce3X OC  6GB OCZ Gold 1600 (tri-channel) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7.2K 16MB Cache Prolimatech Megahalem Rev.B (Push/Pull) Windows 7 Home Premium 64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer X233H Razer BlackWidow Ultimate  OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W XClio Windtunnel 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G502 Proteus Core Tunable  Razer Goliathus 444mm x 355mm - Speed Edition ... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II 720 X3 BE @ 3.2GHz 24/7 MSi 770-G45 Sapphire Radeon HD 6870  8GB GSkill RipJaw 1333Mhz  
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB Samsung F3  DVD+-RW  Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 60" LG 60PA5500 Plasma 
MonitorPowerCase
Acer X1373WH Projector Corsair CX500 Cooler Master 430 
CPUGraphicsGraphicsRAM
i5-2430M Intel HD Graphics  Nvidia 1GB GT 550M (GF116) w/Optimus|DX11|144 ... 6GB DDR3  
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
120GB PNY 1311 SSD 500GB 7.2K RPM Windows7 Home Premium 64 17.3" WLED TL 1600 X 900 with 2.0MP HD webcam 
KeyboardCaseAudio
Backlit Keyboard Elemental Silver Aluminum JBL 2.1 W/ Built-in Subwoofer 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 11
I would go for the GPU upgrade but it depends what you think, would you prefer getting that fps boost in games or can you justify spending $500 on a new CPU, mobo etc. that, in my opinion, won't give you an incredible performance boost?
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-750 @ 4GHz 1.34v Asus Maximus III Formula SLI GTX 480 @ 800 / 1600 / 2000 - 1.050v 8GB XMS3 DDR3 1268 C7 1T 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Vertex 30GB, WD 640GB, 2* F3 1TB Optiarc AD-7241S Windows 7 Ultimate x64 / OSX Snow Leopard 10.6.4 Asus VG236H 23" 120Hz + VH242H 23.6" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 CM Silent Pro Gold 1200W HAF 932 Logitech G500 
Mouse Pad
Razer Sphex 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-750 @ 4GHz 1.34v Asus Maximus III Formula SLI GTX 480 @ 800 / 1600 / 2000 - 1.050v 8GB XMS3 DDR3 1268 C7 1T 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Vertex 30GB, WD 640GB, 2* F3 1TB Optiarc AD-7241S Windows 7 Ultimate x64 / OSX Snow Leopard 10.6.4 Asus VG236H 23" 120Hz + VH242H 23.6" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 CM Silent Pro Gold 1200W HAF 932 Logitech G500 
Mouse Pad
Razer Sphex 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 11
Red pill. There will always be new and upcoming things in the computer world.
Picking Parts!
(13 items)
 
  
CPUGraphics
Intel Core i5-750 (OC to 4.0GHz) ATI 5870 
  hide details  
Reply
Picking Parts!
(13 items)
 
  
CPUGraphics
Intel Core i5-750 (OC to 4.0GHz) ATI 5870 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by amstech View Post
The GTX 480 and 470 have average performance for thier price, and are not the future for Nvidia or tessellation as they aren't even that good at that.
lol

Thanks for the laugh.

Go buy the 480. There will ALWAYS be something newer and better around the corner, no sense in fighting it.
Maximus Decimus
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K Asrock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 MSI GTX 670 PE G.Skill Sniper 8GB 1600 1.25v 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
SpinPoint F3 1TB Crucial M4 256GB Samsung w/ Lightscribe Corsair H100 w/ 2x AP-15s 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Samsung UN55D8000 Dell u2412m Logitech G710+ 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair AX650 Corsair 500R CM Storm Sentinel Advance II 
  hide details  
Reply
Maximus Decimus
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K Asrock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 MSI GTX 670 PE G.Skill Sniper 8GB 1600 1.25v 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
SpinPoint F3 1TB Crucial M4 256GB Samsung w/ Lightscribe Corsair H100 w/ 2x AP-15s 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Samsung UN55D8000 Dell u2412m Logitech G710+ 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair AX650 Corsair 500R CM Storm Sentinel Advance II 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 11
I would buy a SSD.
post #8 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by JohnQ View Post
Red pill. There will always be new and upcoming things in the computer world.

agreed you could wait 2012 and see what they have then. no matter what you buy there will be something out week after or you will see it cheaper
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k p8p67 deluxe gtx480 ripjaws 2000mhz 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
intel 80gb sammy f3 win 7 64bit ocz Z 1000 haf 932 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k p8p67 deluxe gtx480 ripjaws 2000mhz 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
intel 80gb sammy f3 win 7 64bit ocz Z 1000 haf 932 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 
I really appreciate the lesson about "what you buy now, something new will be out later." I already understand that philosophy I just need to know what choice would you make.

Red pill for upgrading mobo, cpu, & memory? OR the Blue pill for the GTX 480 and wait for Intel 2011 goodies?
Edited by drBlahMan - 6/9/10 at 4:53pm
liTTle bIG bOx
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 5 1600 ASRock Fatal1ty AB350 G-ITX/ac ASUS Strix GTX 980 Crucial Ballistix Elite 16Gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 960 EVO 250Gb Samsung 850 EVO 500Gb WD VelociRaptor 600Gb CRYORIG H7 [incoming] 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windwos 10 Pro  Acer XF270HU Logitech G Pro EVGA 650 GS 
CaseMouseAudio
Fractal Design Nano S Logitech G903 Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7BK 
  hide details  
Reply
liTTle bIG bOx
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 5 1600 ASRock Fatal1ty AB350 G-ITX/ac ASUS Strix GTX 980 Crucial Ballistix Elite 16Gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 960 EVO 250Gb Samsung 850 EVO 500Gb WD VelociRaptor 600Gb CRYORIG H7 [incoming] 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windwos 10 Pro  Acer XF270HU Logitech G Pro EVGA 650 GS 
CaseMouseAudio
Fractal Design Nano S Logitech G903 Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7BK 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 11
might as well wait now.. only 6 months away.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 920 @ 4.2ghz X58 SLI Classified EVGA 1080ti @2012/5858 18GB Corsair/Patriot 12800 Tri-ch @ 2013mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ ARC100 240gb  2TB 7200rpm WD cheap DVD Swiftech Apogee XT. Swiftech MCP 655 Pump and ... 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
win 10 64bit XB280HK razer black widow ultimate Corsair 850W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
HAF932-AMD Logitech G9x razer corsair vengeance 1500 
Other
Thrustmasters T500rs, Fanatec CSR elite pedals ... 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 920 @ 4.2ghz X58 SLI Classified EVGA 1080ti @2012/5858 18GB Corsair/Patriot 12800 Tri-ch @ 2013mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ ARC100 240gb  2TB 7200rpm WD cheap DVD Swiftech Apogee XT. Swiftech MCP 655 Pump and ... 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
win 10 64bit XB280HK razer black widow ultimate Corsair 850W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
HAF932-AMD Logitech G9x razer corsair vengeance 1500 
Other
Thrustmasters T500rs, Fanatec CSR elite pedals ... 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel - General
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › Update to New Intel Build or GTX 480 & Wait for 2011 Intel Goodies?