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What would be the best upgrade for my sig rig right now?

  1. OCZ Vertex 2 90GB with Sandforce 1222 controller.
  2. Intel Q9550 SLB8V E0

I'm hesitant to upgrade to another LGA775 CPU but it will be a long time before I go 1366.

Which one would be more noticeable?

I'm thinking that with decent cooling I should be able to get the E0 Q9550 up to 4.0GHz.

I can buy the used Q9550 for $218.99 and keep in mind it is the newer revision(SLB8V-E0)
Like I'm trying to say - Neither, especially considering your lack of funds.

The SSD will you a boost, yes, but nothing worthy of its class.

The Quad-core will be more powerful for multi-threaded apps, but on an aging 680i? You're better off with a 4.0Ghz Dual-core.

Just save it. Hide it from your wife. Just don't waste it.
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I can tell you right now that on Windows 7, it's NOT going to be snappier in a noticeable way. Trust me, I did the same thing with my 680i board.

And it's DEFINITELY not going to be worth your money if you're too tight on it already to buy a new system.

If you're a gamer, sell the 460 and get a 6950.

Otherwise, save it. That's all I can tell you. Nothing else will be nearly worth your while.

So maybe I should sell my GTX460 768MB for $120-$130(got that price from the appraisal section) and get me a GTX470 instead? The 768MB VRAM just wasn't enough since I run my new monitor @ 1920x1080.

I really like nVidia and I've heard of ATI having driver problems so I just want to stick to nVidia...specifically, MSI's Twin Frozr II design.
   
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post #23 of 64
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What would be the best upgrade for my sig rig right now?

  1. OCZ Vertex 2 90GB with Sandforce 1222 controller.
  2. Intel Q9550 SLB8V E0

I'm hesitant to upgrade to another LGA775 CPU but it will be a long time before I go 1366.

Which one would be more noticeable?

I'm thinking that with decent cooling I should be able to get the E0 Q9550 up to 4.0GHz.

I can buy the used Q9550 for $218.99 and keep in mind it is the newer revision(SLB8V-E0)
The CPU for overall improvement.

The SSD for faster boots and program starts.
post #24 of 64
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So maybe I should sell my GTX460 768MB for $120-$130(got that price from the appraisal section) and get me a GTX470 instead? The 768MB VRAM just wasn't enough since I run my new monitor @ 1920x1080.

I really like nVidia and I've heard of ATI having driver problems so I just want to stick to nVidia...specifically, MSI's Twin Frozr II design.
That would be a poor move. An HD 6950, unlocked to an HD 6970 only costs 300$ and is, in certain respects, the equivalent of a GTX 580.

Otherwise, a GTX 570 for 350$. I wouldn't get a GTX 470.
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post #25 of 64
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That would be a poor move. An HD 6950, unlocked to an HD 6970 only costs 300$ and is, in certain respects, the equivalent of a GTX 580.

Otherwise, a GTX 570 for 350$. I wouldn't get a GTX 470.
I guess I'll just keep saving my money. I'll just leave it in my paypal account so that it can't be touched by anyone but me. You never know...maybe in a few months I'll have enough to upgrade to a Core i7 950 rig.

I have to do something about my GPU eventually though, and I DO NOT want to go to ATI. Maybe the prices of GTX480s will go down within the next year and I'll get that.

I don't know but thanks for all of the advice.
   
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post #26 of 64
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I guess I'll just keep saving my money. I'll just leave it in my paypal account so that it can't be touched by anyone but me. You never know...maybe in a few months I'll have enough to upgrade to a Core i7 950 rig.

I have to do something about my GPU eventually though, and I DO NOT want to go to ATI. Maybe the prices of GTX480s will go down within the next year and I'll get that.

I don't know but thanks for all of the advice.
Hey, no problem. I'm just glad when someone accepts good advice that will later benefit them. And I'm in no way referring only to my own.

If you don't get the HD 6950, I can promise you there is a very slim chance you will upgrade for a year. The new cards won't be here until Q4, and the affordable ones probably until this time next year. GTX 590 will bring down prices slightly, but not enough to make the GTX 570 any more affordable.

But yes, save the money. Save as much as you can, and buy something worth your while when you have enough. I promise you that you will not lose from that.
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post #27 of 64
Get 2 C300's. Newegg have a sale. You will have 2 pennys left over after. RAID 0. Win.
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Get 2 C300's. Newegg have a sale. You will have 2 pennys left over after. RAID 0. Win.
The lower-capacity C300s that would be purchased with that sale do not give you nearly the speed that the higher-capacity ones do, so it's a waste of money as far as I'm concerned.
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The lower-capacity C300s that would be purchased with that sale do not give you nearly the speed that the higher-capacity ones do, so it's a waste of money as far as I'm concerned.
+1

If you can afford the 256GB C300, get it.
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*cough* correction...The 64GB is faster Wright speed then the 256..

And write speeds are still 75 MB/s on the 64 GB. So with RAID, what 130MB/s +? which means you will be able to fill the 120 give or take Gigabytes you would get in under 1000 seconds.
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