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Looking forward to playing Rift when it launches.
I am currently running:
CPU- X6800 2.93 Duel Core
Vid - 8800GT Nvidia
Mem - 4 gigs of ram. Not sure of the speed.
EVGA Mobo that supported the X6800 - Have to check model when I get home.

EVGA 131-GT-E767-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 SLI3 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard ATX Intel Motherboard
Model #:131-GT-E767-TR
Item #:N82E16813188068
$209.99 $209.99

Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz
LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950
Model #:BX80601950
Item #:N82E16819115211
$299.99-$5.00 Instant$294.99

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB
(2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8
Model #:CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8
Item #:N82E16820233147
$154.99 $154.99

EVGA 012-P3-1470-AR GeForce GTX 470
(Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Model #:012-P3-1470-AR
Item #:N82E16814130550
$269.99-$20.00 Instant$249.99


Thoughts?

I am looking for suggestions on upgrades. Been about 2 years since Ive looked at hardware so a little out of the loop.
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sandy bridge is going to be out in like 2 weeks.... if youre gonna spend this much money, you could atleast have the current generation of hardware... or atleast these parts might drop in price a bit when the new stuff comes out
    
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I forgot to say that I am looking at the end of January for these upgrades. If something better is coming out great!

What socket is Sandy?

Edit: Looks like 1155. I dont see any price listings for these mobos.
Edited by Gremlin - 12/28/10 at 1:23am
post #4 of 14
Sandy bridge is the socket to replace 1156, it is 1155. It is not compatible with any current cpus or processors as it is a new socket. Although it is not meant to replace x58, it seems it still might trump it.

The top of the line sandy bridge i7 cpu will sell for $300 and will have an unlocked multiplier.

The release should be 1/6/11. Just search sand bridge and you will find a ton of information.

Overall though, if we were to ignore SB, the build looks good. I think the ram is a bit overpriced, and unless you plan to do some heavy overclocking, the $100 8gb kit of g.skill ripjaws would do you just fine.
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I am assuming you mean...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-314-_-Product

The Corsair have very slightly tighter timings.. would the 8-8-8-24 be much faster than the G.Skill 9-9-9-24-2N?

And what does the 2N mean? Havent seen a 3rd number on memory before.
post #6 of 14
You will not notice any real life differences between the two. As I was saying, for extreme overclocking, the corsair may be better when you need them to run faster, but for general overclocking and day to day use, save the $40. Unless you are big into overclocking, where you want to get the max timings and speed form you ram, like many, myself included.
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Not much of an overclocker so I think I can skip the K series of chips Save some cash there. I7 2600 it is
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i would definately wait for sandy bridge to come out. if youre not much of an enthusiast/OCer, the 1155 socket will be a great platform for a new build (the enthusiast/server socket will be released later). also, to shave some more off your budget, 8gb of ram is not really necessary. 4gb is plenty, no game or application will use 4gb of memory, so save your money and get a 2x2gb kit.
    
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i would definately wait for sandy bridge to come out. if youre not much of an enthusiast/OCer, the 1155 socket will be a great platform for a new build (the enthusiast/server socket will be released later). also, to shave some more off your budget, 8gb of ram is not really necessary. 4gb is plenty, no game or application will use 4gb of memory, so save your money and get a 2x2gb kit.
Agreed; however, if he only upgrades once every two years, 8gb might not be a bad idea.
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Agreed; however, if he only upgrades once every two years, 8gb might not be a bad idea.
That is true cant wait for native 64bit apps to actually pop up since it has been out for like the past 10yrs or so far for consumer products and ppl are loading up on ram past 4gb now these days.
 
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