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Upgrade current rig or build new?

Poll Results: Upgrade or Build New?

Poll expired: Mar 16, 2011  
  • 20% (1)
    Upgrade (see post)
  • 80% (4)
    Build New (see post)
5 Total Votes  
post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 
If I upgrade I only want to change a few things:

Graphics Card
Hard Drive(s) (Add in a SSD boot)
Power Supply (maybe)

I would like to build an i7 rig but only if I can get it priced right. Otherwise I may as well just upgrade. It would be mostly for folding as I have been on hiatus for about a year now.

There is plenty set aside for either option.

I can't decide! Help me!
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 E0 Gigabyte EP45-UD3R eVGA GTX 570 Corsair 4GB PC2-8500C5 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
RAID 0 [2x] WD 320GB SATA | WD 640GB SATA LG 22x DVD SuperMulti Windows 7 Pro 64-bit Asus VW246H 24" 1920x1080 
PowerCase
OCZ ModXStream Pro 700w Lian Li Lancool PC-K7B 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 E0 Gigabyte EP45-UD3R eVGA GTX 570 Corsair 4GB PC2-8500C5 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
RAID 0 [2x] WD 320GB SATA | WD 640GB SATA LG 22x DVD SuperMulti Windows 7 Pro 64-bit Asus VW246H 24" 1920x1080 
PowerCase
OCZ ModXStream Pro 700w Lian Li Lancool PC-K7B 
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post #2 of 3
Get this setup-
cpu- i7 2600k
mobo- asus p67 sabertooth/asus p8 p67 deluxe
ram- 2x2gb corsair dominator/vangeance 1866mhz
gpu- evga/msi gtx570
psu- corsair 750tx
hdd- 1tb western digital cavair black/samsung sprinpoint f3
ssd- corsair force 40gb
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Phenom II X6 1100T Asus M5A97 Evo R2.0 MSI HD6950 TF III PE 2GB unlocked @ HD6970 2x 4GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz CL9 @ 1800MHz ... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 HP dvd1260 Zalman CNPS 9900 NT Windows7 Ultimate 64bit SP1 
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Samsung SyncMaster P2250 21.5" 1920x1080 Logitech G105 Corsair gs600 80+ Bronze Corsair Carbide 400R 
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Phenom II X6 1100T Asus M5A97 Evo R2.0 MSI HD6950 TF III PE 2GB unlocked @ HD6970 2x 4GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz CL9 @ 1800MHz ... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 HP dvd1260 Zalman CNPS 9900 NT Windows7 Ultimate 64bit SP1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster P2250 21.5" 1920x1080 Logitech G105 Corsair gs600 80+ Bronze Corsair Carbide 400R 
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Razer Spectre Starcraft II  Razer Goliathus Dragon AgeII Edition (speed) 
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post #3 of 3
Just upgrade for now, save the $ for the return of <commonly available> Sandy Bridge motherboards. No regrets or buyers remorse.

Value of SB cannot be beat.

Edit: Is it back out already!?
Edited by arcticTaco - 3/9/11 at 12:42pm
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i5-2500K @4.4GHz Asus P8P67 Pro EVGA GTX 570 @800/1950 G.Skill Ripjaws X 8GB 
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1TB Caviar Black + 300GB Velociraptor Lite-on iHAS424-98 Windows 7 Pro 64bit Asus VW266H + VW246H 
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i5-2500K @4.4GHz Asus P8P67 Pro EVGA GTX 570 @800/1950 G.Skill Ripjaws X 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB Caviar Black + 300GB Velociraptor Lite-on iHAS424-98 Windows 7 Pro 64bit Asus VW266H + VW246H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Corsair Pro AX750 NZXT Phantom - White Logitech G9x 
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XTRAC PADS 
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