Originally Posted by fRingE
how does a Intel i7 920 compare to the processor I have atm.
Since your budget is $250 to upgrade, I would highly recommend an SSD, as that will help your computer feel noticeably faster. The people who say SSD's are a waste of money haven't used them. Faster boot times, Faster loading times for your most used Apps. ( Ever had Photoshop open in 3 seconds? Although you may not use it, it's an example. )
Choose one of these 2 for UNDER $100 After Rebates:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-542-_-Producthttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-124-_-Product
( I recommend this one )
That leaves you with $150, which you can use towards a 6950, or sell your card to get the extra cash.
Check this link daily, there were 6950 & 6970's there a couple days ago at great prices:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ED&PageSize=20
If you don't want an SSD, then just go for a 6950.
Oh, and get yourself a 212 so you can overclock for now:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103065
And I agree with xd_1771, go for this RAM:
Edited by 2010rig - 2/16/11 at 5:46pm