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Hey guys. Currently I have my same computer I built from 3-4 years ago.

DFI P35 Mobo
Q6600
8800GTS G92
2x1GB Crucial DDR2-800 Ram
Corsair 520W
Seagate 120GB 7200 RPM HD


The computer plays most games, but sometimes it stutters at High Quality at 1680x1050. And it gets hot pretty quick after an hour or two of gameplay and I can see it slowing down? Not sure what that is from.

But I was wondering if it's good to upgrade. I want the setup below.

Evga X58 FTW Mobo
Evga 560 Ti
2x4GB G. Skill DDR3-1600 Ram
Corsair 750W
WD Caviar 2x2TB HD


And I'm not to sure about CPU/GPU/Mobo yet. I want an SLI Mobo so I can upgrade in the future. I was originally planning on doing 460's in SLI at $160/piece, but decided 1 560 Ti for the time being will be enough, than I can upgrade down the line for $240/piece. Is it worth it to upgrade to the 560?
Is the X58 a good Mobo? Are there better, cheaper alternatives for SLI Motherboards out right now?


Also, another issue is the i7 950i VS i5 2500k VS i7 2600k. The 950 and 2500k can be found for $199 locally while the 2600k is $299. Is it worth it? I kept reading how the Sandy Bridge Technology is better than any entry level i7 series? I'm also seeing how it's not a huge upgrade between Q6600 and the CPU's listed above. Can I reuse the Q6600 for now with the net setup till the 8 core come outs, or does it not work like that? Lol

Sorry for all the questions.
-JDM
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The 2600k is mostly for video/photo/music editing, 3D rendering, folding, etc. If you're just gaming, it isn't necessary. If you're in a major hurry to upgrade, the 950 will be a nice step up. With that said, I'd wait for the revised SB mobos, or IB or BD to hit the market. You could upgrade in steps if you wanted. Grab a new GPU, HDD, and PSU now, and upgrade the CPU, mobo, and RAM when more options are available.

I'd go with the 560 over the 460. It runs cooler, faster, and uses less power. It also scales better in SLI from what I've read about it.
 
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Thanks for the quick response. I do a lot photo editing and will be using my computer for 3D rendering for some engineering programs. I also plan on gaming and upgrading to the 27" Asus LCD down the line. So 1920x1080 resolution.

I guess I can wait till summer so see if something new comes out. And if the new thing is something I don't want, I bet it will lower the prices of the current stuff.
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I read some reviews of the 560 is SLI and it's beast. Better than 460 or even 470 in SLI. Very close to some of the higher up cards in SLI or Crossfire. I was impressed. Plus smaller, less heat, and quieter.

What kind of PSU would I need for that? 560 SLI OC'ed, i7 2600k OC to at least 4.5Ghz, 2x4GB DDR3-1600, many fans, 2 2TB HD's, etc. I'm guessing the 750W Corsair above won't be sufficient, I've looked at the 850W Corsair. Do I need to look at 1000W or above for this setup?
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Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
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