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$600 to spare. What to get???

post #1 of 26
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Sig rig is pretty full up but still I was thinking maybe get the follwing.

A Auzentech X-Fi Hometheater HD soundcard +
Wacom Pen an Touch graphics tablet for my graphics work

or go all out

I7 2600K + Asus Sabertooth P67 mobo.



What to do???

And please no wtercooling suggestions

SSD I will get later when the Vertex 3 comes out.
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post #2 of 26
Definitely the 2600k and motherboard. You could sell the i5 and P7P55 and use that money to help with the other stuff.
post #3 of 26
another 580? :O
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post #4 of 26
Just picked up that Sabertooth. Loving it
post #5 of 26
sandy bridge, your mobo/cpu is only thing thats not making that an awsome rig
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Valium?
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post #7 of 26
more DDR3?
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post #8 of 26
Go with the new mobo and CPU, then you can just sell your old gear and use it towards your sound card.
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post #9 of 26
I'm going to go against what others are saying and say skip the 2600k and P67 mobo. Going from a 1st gen i5 to a 2nd gen i7 I don't think you will see enough performance improvement for the cost. Better to wait a few months for Ivy Bridge and Bulldozer and pick whichever of those 2 performs better.

I noticed you said you do graphics work. Might I suggest an IPS monitor? Dell, Asus, and HP have excellent 1920x1200 24" IPS monitors for between $400-500. Or you could save a bit more and spring for a 2560x1440 Dell 27" for about $750-800 on sale.
post #10 of 26
Save it personally, The Wacom Clintiq 12 was delicious when I got to play on it for a bit. Imagine the 21UX Intous will have to suffice for now
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