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hello everyone, I really don't know if this is the right forum for such a topic.

anyway, I'm really confused now,, should i build new rig or upgrade.

If I'm going to Build new rig the configurations will be ( not for sure ) :

Core i5-760
6 or 8 GB RAM
x2 GTX 470
320 GB WD ( Black Caviar ) for OS + Apps
640 GB WD ( Black Caviar ) for Games
2 TB WD ( Blue Caviar ) for movies + Music + TV shows
Case and PSU are unknown
23" SAMSUNG 3D

* Note : this configuratons may change to BETTER according to your advises and opinions and ofcourse the budget .

or If i'm going to upgrade some devices the changes will be :

Core2Duo E8400 ~to~ Core2Quad Q9650
4 GB EXTREME 800 MHz ~to~ 8 GB OCZ DDR2 PC2-8500 Fatal1ty
160 GB WD ( Blue Caviar ) ~to~ 320 GB WD ( black caviar )
19" PHILIS ~to~ 23" SAMSUNG 3D
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I'm welcoming any opinion ..

thanks in advance ..
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post #2 of 10
New rig. Whats your budget?
Edited by Ubeermench - 2/22/11 at 8:13pm
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New Rig. The i5 760 is a good step up from your current CPU. RAM moving to 8GB isn't as important as a processor upgrade in your case. But overall, your newer system would get you through another 2 years or so if that's what your ultimate goal is.

Just curious -- why 2x 470s instead of 2x 570s?

For not much more, you could go to a 2500K and SB mobo for gaming -- an even bigger step up from your current setup.
Edited by thecyb0rg - 2/22/11 at 8:16pm
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The new rig would be my suggestion. The 760 is definitely gets the job done
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Originally Posted by The_Cyb0rg View Post
New Rig. The i5 760 is a good step up from your current CPU. RAM moving to 8GB isn't as important as a processor upgrade in your case. But overall, your newer system would get you through another 2 years or so if that's what your ultimate goal is.

Just curious -- why 2x 470s instead of 2x 570s?

For not much more, you could go to a 2500K and SB mobo for gaming -- an even bigger step up from your current setup.

for the gtx 470 .. I just bought one .. and if I want to go sli i'll go for other 470 ..

and the 2500k have a intergrated graphics wich i don't want and it only have 6 MB cache while 760 have 8 MB ..
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which MoBo you think is good for the i5-760 and ready for 2-way SLI
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AlKoOnT View Post
for the gtx 470 .. I just bought one .. and if I want to go sli i'll go for other 470 ..

and the 2500k have a intergrated graphics wich i don't want and it only have 6 MB cache while 760 have 8 MB ..
Integrated graphics won't matter because you'll have SLI 470s and the 6MB cache vs 8MB is outweighed by SB being the superior chip performance wise. clock for clock, the 760 won't be able to touch it, and, the 2500k overclocks crazy high on air further adding to the gap it has ahead of the 760. Add in that you'll be able to drop in Ivy Bridge (22nm die shrink) chips into your Sandy Bridge motherboard and you've got several more reasons to go the SB/P67 route.
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Direct comparison -- Link
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Holy Man Child!

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post #10 of 10
I'd say new rig but wait a bit for Sandy Bridge/Bulldozer, that is if you got patience but still new rig regardless in my opinion.
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