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Originally Posted by jam3s;11956782 
thanks mbudden, that's what I'm trying to tell myself lachen.gif

But yeah, you're right I could take everything like the PSU, GTX 470's and the Watercooling kit with me when I upgrade to sandybridge.

That means all I really need is a mobo, ram and the cpu tongue.gif

Don't worry man. When I first reading your OP. I was like .... 1K for S775 stuff? He must be mad. But then I had seen where most of the money was. And well, it's all stuff you could take with you on your upgrade. smile.gif

So it's not that bad of a decision.
I'm soon going to be upgrading some of my S775 stuff when I get some $$.
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Originally Posted by mbudden;11956801 
Don't worry man. When I first reading your OP. I was like .... 1K for S775 stuff? He must be mad. But then I had seen where most of the money was. And well, it's all stuff you could take with you on your upgrade. smile.gif

So it's not that bad of a decision.
I'm soon going to be upgrading some of my S775 stuff when I get some $$.

Yeah me too smile.gif

I can't wait for sandybridge, should be epic!

Also, what do you think a decent 1155 mobo, 2600k and RAM cost me if I were to upgrade in like June or whenever I get my tax refund?
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Originally Posted by jam3s;11956782 
thanks mbudden, that's what I'm trying to tell myself lachen.gif

But yeah, you're right I could take everything like the PSU, GTX 470's and the Watercooling kit with me when I upgrade to sandybridge.

That means all I really need is a mobo, ram and the cpu tongue.gif

EDIT: what do you think that would run me, for an i7 2600k, good 1155 mobo, and decent RAM?

Watercooling Sandy Bridge is pointless. You're going to max the chip (because of a too high voltage) on an expensive air cooler or H70, although I guess watercooling the GPUs is nice. But really instead of wasting all that money on the blocks and rad and crap you just could've gotten a 580 and been done with it, or another really nice single GPU and upgraded down the road.
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Yeah me too smile.gif

I can't wait for sandybridge, should be epic!

Also, what do you think a decent 1155 mobo, 2600k and RAM cost me if I were to upgrade in like June or whenever I get my tax refund?

I was just piecing out things today. From CPU to RAM to PSU. Every piece and it was well over 1K.

Since all you would need is CPU/MoBo/RAM.
I would say around 600$ for both the i7 / good MoBo & RAM.
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Originally Posted by mbudden;11956823 
I was just piecing out things today. From CPU to RAM to PSU. Every piece and it was well over 1K.

Since all you would need is CPU/MoBo/RAM.
I would say around 600$ for both the i7 / good MoBo & RAM.

cool, sounds good smile.gif

@dopamin3 I suppose WC sandybridge would be useless but I think it might actually be beneficial to some extent, what do you think? redface.gif
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cool, sounds good smile.gif

@dopamin3 I suppose WC sandybridge would be useless but I think it might actually be beneficial to some extent, what do you think? redface.gif

The only benefit is that you are going to be putting those 470s under water. But, I feel that the 470s were a poor choice to begin with considering the 5 series is already out and you're going to have to spend money on not one, but two blocks.

Watercooling the actual CPU is pointless. With something like the Silver Arrow, Archon, or NH-D14 you are going to hit the limits of the chip. 32nm can only handle so much voltage so the only benefit you get is lower temps, which to me isn't really worth it considering it will be stable either way.
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The only benefit is that you are going to be putting those 470s under water. But, I feel that the 470s were a poor choice to begin with considering the 5 series is already out and you're going to have to spend money on not one, but two blocks.

Watercooling the actual CPU is pointless. With something like the Silver Arrow, Archon, or NH-D14 you are going to hit the limits of the chip. 32nm can only handle so much voltage so the only benefit you get is lower temps, which to me isn't really worth it considering it will be stable either way.

Sadly, I already have the RAD, PUMP/RES and Block, might as well use it?

tongue.gif

But yeah I see your point. I will most likely not be dropping another 230 on cooling the cards (yet) I'd rather invest 230 into sandybridge first.
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Just going to say that your order of operations was way off. You should have foregone the GPUs and put the money towards a solid Sandy Bridge setup now (no WC necessary) and then used your tax return in June to buy a new nVidia Kepler GPU or two(not sure exactly when those will be released, but assuming mid year).

It's all part of the learning process. I bought my GTS250 just a couple weeks before the 4 series GPUs came out and my h50 about a month before the h70 was released - was quite frustrated on both occasions. But in all honesty, I can't complain that computer hardware is moving this fast. Never a dull moment.

Considering WC is unnecessary for Sandy Bridge, you might put some serious thought towards selling at least some of what you just bought.
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Sadly, I already have the RAD, PUMP/RES and Block, might as well use it?

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But yeah I see your point. I will most likely not be dropping another 230 on cooling the cards (yet) I'd rather invest 230 into sandybridge first.

Since you already have it, you can use it. It will be like an added bonus smile.gif It's not really all that bad, I'm just extra cheap when it comes to buying hardware lol
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Since you already have it, you can use it. It will be like an added bonus smile.gif It's not really all that bad, I'm just extra cheap when it comes to buying hardware lol

haha that's ok.

I thought of this stupid analogy to my stupid ways:

"Why buy 2 x double cheeseburgers when you could've bought just one Double Big Mac"

"Cuz the double cheeseburgers were cheaper and I can add mac sauce anytime I want to."

bahahhaha:baaasmile

But in all seriousness, I could've saved but I bought things one at a time, and it was cheaper to do so.

But, in the long run it would've been wiser to just get that Big Mac with EXTRA mac sauce.
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