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Originally Posted by Strider_2001;12025296 
I would go for the 570..then you can fold better on it as well...And when you do decide to upgrade later on to Ivy Bridge or something like that, then you will be set as far as video needs are...

And if your not then you could at that time prolly pick up another 570 pretty cheap...

Yea, I don't think my processor would bottleneck me if I got a 570. I don't know, I don't think the GTX 2xx series is completely dead yet so I might hold off for a bit more. But if there's a sale on a GTX 570, I won't be able to resist. =P

Thanks for the suggestion.biggrin.gif
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If you don't want to spend much go to the market and buy a quad core get like a q9550.
    
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I'd still say upgrade now biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by WhitePrQjser;12025327 
1156 coolers fit 1155 smile.gif


We're all here to help smile.gif


You could also put it this way: Upgrade now, or wait always smile.gif


I mean, if you wait for Ivy Bridge, which will probably be here 2012, then you could wait for the next big thing, and then again, and again, and again...etc. tongue.gif


That's why I don't give a **** about "waiting" - I just upgrade smile.gif


I'm getting the i5k, ASRock P67 Extreme4 mobo and 4 Gb. CL9 Kingston HyperX RAM smile.gif
- should be just fine for a 4.5-5.0 Ghz. OC smile.gif
- and ASRock's quality rocks! biggrin.gif



That would be around $580 smile.gif

LOL, you make a good point!

It's not necessarily me wanting the best, but the best upgrade from my current rig. When the i7 came out, I brushed that thought off because the Core2 processors were still popular. It's been quite some time since then and the 775 socket is being phased out. I'm not a fan of obsolete hardware..

I'm just not sure about my cooler from 775 to 1155. I could probably find some retention brackets that work, but I think I'm better off buying a new cooler. And I want to get at least 6 GB of RAM because I don't want to upgrade and stick with the same amount of RAM I have on this build. I want to feel a significant difference. :0

$580... tempting me more. ._.
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I am still quite skeptical about the Q2 release though, I doubt it will be out on time.

Yea.. it's probably just Intel creating hype for it.
post #16 of 44
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Originally Posted by DOOOLY;12025375 
If you don't want to spend much go to the market and buy a quad core get like a q9550.

I could do that, but I don't want to stick with old tech because LGA775 is pretty much dead. I wouldn't consider an upgrade to a Core2Quad a big upgrade.

I'll check the market to see if there's anything else though.
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Originally Posted by WhitePrQjser;12025406 
I'd still say upgrade now biggrin.gif

You're killing me softly. tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by JonC04;12025448 
You're killing me softly. tongue.gif

Join the Dark Side! biggrin.gif

LoL...

Well, you would have way faster RAM, and I have a thread up asking about RAM smile.gif

I found out that 4 Gb. is enough for gaming, and you should only get 6+ for editing smile.gif

Now, the $580 would be as of now... What if there's a sale? eek.gif Nice thought, eh? wink.gif A cooler doesn't have to be expensive. There's the 212+ smile.gif I personally love my H50, but that's just me smile.gif


I'm that voice in the back of your head whispering: uuuuuupgraaaaaade...
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Join the Dark Side! biggrin.gif

LoL...

Well, you would have way faster RAM, and I have a thread up asking about RAM smile.gif

I found out that 4 Gb. is enough for gaming, and you should only get 6+ for editing smile.gif

Now, the $580 would be as of now... What if there's a sale? eek.gif Nice thought, eh? wink.gif A cooler doesn't have to be expensive. There's the 212+ smile.gif I personally love my H50, but that's just me smile.gif


I'm that voice in the back of your head whispering: uuuuuupgraaaaaade...

I was just in that thread. biggrin.gif

Anyways, I actually agree with this post. Upgrading to Sandy Bridge would probably be the best idea considering you are coming from 775. For someone like me who is using a 1366 set up it makes a lot more sense to wait for Ivy Bridge. Sandy Bridge will probably still have a better price/performance ratio than Ivy Bridge because Ivy Bridge is enthusiast and will naturally have way more power than the average person will use. rolleyes.gif Plus software is so far behind hardware that Sandy Bridge will probably max things out for years to come.

Anyway, about the cooler, the Hyper 212+ is a really nice cooler for its price. You should look at the marketplace, you can always find good deals on coolers there.
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You should upgrade the lowest category on your Windows Experience Index!
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