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err I live in Australia so I coudnt get that stuff cheap as that.. my HD5750 was $220 Brand New when it came out.. I can Find a 5850 for $240 though,

BTW I was gonna upgrade to a Quad (Q8400) as I found one for $200 brand new with warranty but since it has a 8X Multi it would only get 3.3ghz max on my mobo..
A Q9550 would be better
    
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Hahahaha cough 3870 cough XD
It's been about 3 years since I bought it.

Expect the same treatment if you plan to use your sig rig for another 3 years
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Are you serious? You haven't heard about the new CPUs coming out soon with 12 core? Intel has already planned them, and that means 16 core isn't far off at all.

Actually, here's some information about AMD Operton's cores.
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Opteron is AMD's x86 server and workstation processor line
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opteron

I think you failed more when you said 16gb of ram, considering until software makes the leap to 64bit they can't even use 2gb a piece.

It will be a while till it becomes the standard.
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It will be a while till it becomes the standard.
Where exactly have you been living the last few years
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post #25 of 41
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err I live in Australia so I coudnt get that stuff cheap as that.. my HD5750 was $220 Brand New when it came out.. I can Find a 5850 for $240 though,

BTW I was gonna upgrade to a Quad (Q8400) as I found one for $200 brand new with warranty but since it has a 8X Multi it would only get 3.3ghz max on my mobo..
4 cores @ 3.3GHz > 2 cores @ 3.8GHz and that quad would handily beat the faster dual core in games that properly utilize quads [Far Cry 2, Dragon Age: Origins, Capcom Games [Resident Evil, Lost Planet 2], GTA:IV and Battlefield Bad Company 2 to name a few]

As for the GPU, going from a 5750 to a 5850 is a big jump, but it won't keep you from upgrading again within the 4 years. AMD's HD7xxx series comes this summer and that is a die shrink to 28nm, then 2012 is new architecture. That HD8xxx is what I'm looking at in relation to a laptop replacement for my current one which has what is an underclocked HD5770, so that is close to your card now. Of course I'll be looking at Nvida's offerings at that time as well.
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Where exactly have you been living the last few years
How many x64 games do you have?

I was more talking about the many many cores.

Both arguments will do tho.
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Does it have any pci-e power connectors(6-pin) or did you use molex adapters to connect your 5750?
It uses a PCI-e 6 pin, Also has 4 Molex plugs aswell for my 3 fans (120mm, 2X 80mm)
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I think when i get a Job ill upgrade to a SB and do it DIY to save money, but I want to upgrade in 3 years anyways so theres no point spending $500 on a computer that is gonna get replaced in 3 years...

Saving for a SB

Some guy just bought there last Q8400 in stock It was the same price as a i5 760..
Edited by Jesse^_^ - 12/18/10 at 7:18pm
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theres no point spending $500 on a computer that is gonna get replaced in 3 years...
I believe you have the wrong website/hobby...
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I believe you have the wrong website/hobby...
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