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So every 2 years I either upgrade or rebuild my PC. The current build in my sig is from '07/'08 so its about that time but with all the new socket types out I dont know what to do. 1366, 1155, or 1156. I don't plan on waiting for the Ivy so basicly what I list below is about the most I'll pay per peice. Goal is to last about 3 years on this one.
Here is my idea

Mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131665
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231277
CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115211
Heatsink
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835186134

This rig is used for mostly MMO gaming with some basic video and audio editing. I tend to run mutliple programs with editing and encoding stuff. I also use this as a media server for the PS3.
Im going cheap on ram becuase its always something I can upgrade later. I also plan to keep my GPUs because in SLI they are more then enough atm.
The heatsink I am a sucker for. My current CPU is just a basic overclock with the ASUS bios I think its like 30% but runs cool as a cucumber with the previous version of teh heat sink selected. My case is like a hurricane so overheating never has been a problem. Trying to keep the build around $570 or so.
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post #2 of 19
I do pretty much the same thing. I would recommend going with i7-2600k, your editing will definitely see the difference. You of coarse will need to change the motherboard and RAM.

Your video kind of depends on how old they are and what interface they are.
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To be honest your rig isn't THAT dated from a usability perspective.
Personally I would wait for Bulldozer/2011 but if you can't then just get an i7 2600k
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post #4 of 19
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Originally Posted by beers View Post
To be honest your rig isn't THAT dated from a usability perspective.
Personally I would wait for Bulldozer/2011 but if you can't then just get an i7 2600k
+1
no reason to spend that much on 1366 anymore
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post #5 of 19
Even the i5-2500 Beats the i7-950 in everything.
The 2500 and the 2600 is the same, except the 2600 is 100mhz faster, and has 2 threads per core.

Cpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072
OR http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115070

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131682

Proof? http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/288?vs=100
However, some say higher is better, and some lower is better, so be carefull.
    
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To be honest your rig isn't THAT dated from a usability perspective.
Personally I would wait for Bulldozer/2011 but if you can't then just get an i7 2600k
That is what I am doing. I upgrade every 4 years or so. And i am not at all impressed with Sandy Bridge. Graphic's processor is 20% of die and that's just a waste for the people that want only a CPU.
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And i am not at all impressed with Sandy Bridge. Graphic's processor is 20% of die and that's just a waste for the people that want only a CPU.
Yea, why be impressed by a $300 chip that can likely OC to 5.0 and kick current-gen $1000 chips to the curb. That on-die GPU is such an annoyance and definitely blows the whole deal, just knowing it's there would make all the performance not worth it.
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Yea, why be impressed by a $300 chip that can likely OC to 5.0 and kick current-gen $1000 chips to the curb. That on-die GPU is such an annoyance and definitely blows the whole deal, just knowing it's there would make all the performance not worth it.
Overclocking it to 5ghz ups the wattage tremendously. If the graphics processor wasn't there they would be able to put 6 cores on it and imagine the overclock that would get. That is why I am not impressed. But I know that the current Sandy Bridge is for mainstream people and is not meant for performance.
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If Sandy Bridge wasn't a mainstream processor then it wouldn't have the onboard graphics. I don't see why everyone is making such a fuss. 5GHz is so high for an overclock, and although it may require a lot of power, 5GHz is useless to most people.
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post #10 of 19
Core i5 2500K ($220)
Asus P67 Motherboard ($180)
GTX 470 Video Card ($200 on sale)
Sell your GTS 250 Cards (-$150)
Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme (Or similar $60 cooler if that won't fit in your case)
64GB ADATA Sandforce SSD Boot Drive ($110)
4GB RAM ($50)

TOTAL COST = $620

NOTES:
I chose the SSD as an option because you are basing your entire build off a $39 hard drive. The Sandforce SSD with Windows 7 will destroy all your current boot/reboot/app load times. If you can't rap your mind around a 64GB C: Drive, then at least get a 150GB Velociraptor for $99 or a nice WD Black/Samsung F3 1TB to boot off of (or two Samsung F3 RAID 0 for $110). All of these options will lay waste to your 3 year old 500GB Seagate.

I chose the GTX 470 video card because it will beat your SLI GTS 250 while using less power and leaving you the option of going for twin GTX 470 later on (will need a new power supply to do it though)

Also, you could sell just one GTS 250 and use the second one as a PhysX card if you play games that support it.

The cooler you only need if you want to push your 2500K to the edge. If you are just going to go for a mild overclock (4.0-4.5ghz) then you could just stick with the stock cooler if you want to (or get the freezer)
Edited by LiquidKaos - 1/25/11 at 4:06pm
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