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Since I absolutely cannot wait until April to build this new gaming rig. Is the 950 viable for a pure gaming computer? I had my build ready to order with the 2500K and was going to place it on wednesday. I just desperately need some insight as to which direction to go from here. should I save money and go the AMD route and just jack my GPU up? I have a 1500 budget atm. Currently have this without cpu/mobo. Thank you in advance.

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Yes it's viable lol.
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The 950 is more then enough to run anything. Period. But whether or not you want to wait is up to you. Some nice x58 stuff can be had for cheap now.
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If you don't mind used parts I'd just put together an x58 build and wait until Ivy Bridge.
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Yea, I dont tend to upgrade every 6months or so gets too expensive for me. Just would like to know im gettin something that would at least last a year+. I know that every time something new is released its almost like the last thing installed is ancient. I love how computers work. Sooo much money and have to upgrade non stop. I just want a great gaming rig that I wont have to worry about upgrading for a while.
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I've had my 920 for almost a year and a half now and it runs everything I throw at it perfectly fine.
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My sig rig was build a month ago and it Folds on both the GPU and CPU and plays WoW without a problem....

And before the flame starts about WoW...Its on Ultra settings and is a very internet/cpu intensive game...
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ok, thank you and should i switch the ram to some 6gb triple channel? plan on getting the i7-950 with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131665 or should I get something else? Also im a lil nervous about everything just because the fact remains that this will be my first build. My uncle use to do all this stuff for me but its time i learn for myself. I plan on ordering everything wed-fri.
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Yes I believe you would have to. As that mobo runs triple channel.
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ok, thank you and should i switch the ram to some 6gb triple channel? plan on getting the i7-950 with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131665 or should I get something else? Also im a lil nervous about everything just because the fact remains that this will be my first build. My uncle use to do all this stuff for me but its time i learn for myself. I plan on ordering everything wed-fri.
That mobo is a fantastic choice for the 950. My second computer is a Sabertooth with a 950. I can throw any game at it without any issues.
    
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