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post #11 of 16
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Well, I see things arent getting any cheaper! ha ha


So... just out of curiosity... what exactly will upgrading do for me at this point? Are there games that require this type of horsepower?

When I built my last PC it was so I could play Crysis maxed out..... are there games that are beyond that reference point? To me it seemed like computer power sorta plateau'd for a while... or am I just REAL behind
post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by Spritanium View Post
-Intel now releases a new socket every other week
-New CPUs from Intel are almost impossible to overclock, unless you buy an unlocked version
-ATI is now AMD
-BIOS has minigames

That's about it
Troll..

actual your current rig is good all u need is to update your cards get 2 570 gtx and Oc your pc to 4ghz and you're playing any game out there
post #13 of 16
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Well, I see things arent getting any cheaper! ha ha


So... just out of curiosity... what exactly will upgrading do for me at this point? Are there games that require this type of horsepower?

When I built my last PC it was so I could play Crysis maxed out..... are there games that are beyond that reference point? To me it seemed like computer power sorta plateau'd for a while... or am I just REAL behind
Well, from my point of view, you really, really can't go wrong with a Sandy Bridge chip. The "extreme edition" Intel procs were always sold at exorbitant prices (i7 975 for $1000, i7 980x for $1100), but the best Sandy Bridge chip, the 2600k, goes for $330, can clock to ~4.7GHz easily, and beats out any processor on the market except for the 980x. If you want to upgrade your CPU (which I would think would be a logical upgrade choice from an E8400, which, lets be honest, is pretty old tech ), go Sandy Bridge.

The GTX580 is the fastest single GPU in the world, and faster in most things than AMD's (ATI was bought out by AMD, in case you didn't know) 5970, so it's pretty close to being the fastest card, period. If you don't want to be put back 5 Benjamins however, the GTX570, weaker and cheaper product, will still run just about anything pretty close to maxed out.

Finally, SSDs. I mentioned them in my last post, but I can't stress enough how big of boost they can give. I don't have one myself, but anyone I know who has bought one, says it's incredible how things just feel "snappier".
post #14 of 16
You guys are forgetting the i7 970, which is also an intel hex core, it's just the locked version of the 980x.
    
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Grab a 2500k processor with dual 6950's.
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