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Currently have my i7 940, But should I just keep it or should I upgrade to something better? Also should I just keep my P6TD Deluxe mobo or should I upgrade it or its too early to upgrade the mobo just yet?


I really don't know what too upgrade next. I'm not going SLI thats for sure since Ive had issues in the past with it. Any other suggestions would be great thanks.
 
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If you were to upgrade, wait until Sandy Bridge is released, in like 2 weeks. The prices will drop on everything. I think that your system is pretty top notch already though, you won;t see much of a performance boost from upgrading.
    
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yea i wouldnt upgrade right this second. wait until q1 is underway and then consider your options, you never know what good deal will come up!
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If you were to upgrade, wait until Sandy Bridge is released, in like 2 weeks. The prices will drop on everything. I think that your system is pretty top notch already though, you won;t see much of a performance boost from upgrading.
This.

Although I've heard plenty of horror storys about SLI I've had a fantastic experience with it. I don't know if the 4XX cards are just really good (I know the scaling is) or I just had good luck but I would definitely SLI 480's if I were you. Either that or pickup a SSD, can't go wrong with them.
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Come on Bro. Just keep you what you have for now. Actually, my hands are itchy also.
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Originally Posted by Anth0789 View Post
Currently have my i7 940, But should I just keep it or should I upgrade to something better? Also should I just keep my P6TD Deluxe mobo or should I upgrade it or its too early to upgrade the mobo just yet?


I really don't know what too upgrade next. I'm not going SLI thats for sure since Ive had issues in the past with it. Any other suggestions would be great thanks.
If your bored and have the itch to buy something, I'd look into getting an SSD.
    
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If your bored and have the itch to buy something, I'd look into getting an SSD.
I think I will get a new HD or SSD but should I go raid?

Do I need a raid controller? I know nothing about raid seriously.

Which two HD's should I get for raid?
 
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I think I will get a new HD or SSD but should I go raid?

Do I need a raid controller? I know nothing about raid seriously.

Which two HD's should I get for raid?
I would get an SSD first if you're already all built up and are looking for a nice performance boost.

Otherwise, get any identical HDDs for a RAID. F3s or Caviar Blacks would probably be optimal.

If you're just looking for lightning fast speed, then get two of them for RAID-0.
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I would get an SSD first if you're already all built up and are looking for a nice performance boost.

Otherwise, get any identical HDDs for a RAID. F3s or Caviar Blacks would probably be optimal.

If you're just looking for lightning fast speed, then get two of them for RAID-0.
I see your running the OCZ Vertex 2 SSD 120GB!

You have Windows installed on it? And hows its performance?

I might just get that SSD and keep my 640GB to install all my games on it.
 
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I see your running the OCZ Vertex 2 SSD 120GB!

You have Windows installed on it? And hows its performance?

I might just get that SSD and keep my 640GB to install all my games on it.
I do have Windows installed on it, and I love it .

I put everything that I use most frequently on it, including browsers and some games. I put stuff like LoL on it just to show off at the loading screen.
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