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post #1 of 9
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Hi!

I'm sitting here, with a bit of cash available. As i look at my system(or atleast think about it) I can't for the life of me figure out what to upgrade. So.. why not let you Intel lovers have a go at it

The system as it stands today:
CPU - i7 930 OC'ed to 4.3ghz
Mobo - Intel X58 SLI LE
RAM - Kingston hyperX 2000mhz, 6GB kit
GPU - Ati 6950
SSD - Intel 80GB X25-M
HDD's - 2x2TB drives and 2x1TB drives. All WD green drives, with the 64mb cache.
PSU - Corsair HX1000W
Cooling - Noctua NH-U12P, the rest is stock, plus a few extra fans.
case - Lian Li A70FB
Monitors - 2x Acer V243HQ and 1 V243H + HP 22
Keyboard - Logitech DiNovo Edge
Mouse - Razor Mamba

What do i use my system for:
First off, the basics like internet surfing, playing games, and messing around in flash cs5. The only games i am preparing for this year are AC3(for pc), and L.A Noire

The only thing i do not want, is watercooling. Except that, i take all suggestions
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post #2 of 9
How much is a little bit of cash? 980x cash, or new motherboard cash?
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post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by nckid4u View Post
How much is a little bit of cash? 980x cash, or new motherboard cash?
It is not 980x cash. Frankly, i dont see any reason to go for a 980x at all. But yes, new motherboard cash indeed.

What i see as "a little bit of cash" is very different from how americans see it. computer parts in Norway is expensive.

But i guess i could say how much i've got available, it's around 1000 dollars.
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post #4 of 9
Interesting... i would change for a SB system, or buy a HD6990 4GB.
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post #5 of 9
buy another 6950 for CFX & a PSU. 1200w would be nice.
post #6 of 9
Crossfire it.
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post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 
Yes, crossfire is what i'd like to get!
I dont know about the 1200W suggestion though. Theese 1000w will problably be good for a while. Dont you think?

@ vsmith - What is an SB system?
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x25-m 80gb + 2x2TB+ 2x1TB random Windows 7 - 64bit Yamakasi Catleap 27" 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
x25-m 80gb + 2x2TB+ 2x1TB random Windows 7 - 64bit Yamakasi Catleap 27" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Mac corsair 1000W Lian li A70FB Razer Mamba 
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post #8 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by The viking View Post
Yes, crossfire is what i'd like to get!
I dont know about the 1200W suggestion though. Theese 1000w will problably be good for a while. Dont you think?

@ vsmith - What is an SB system?
Sandy Bridge. A 1000W supply should be plenty.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
64 GB Crucial C300 SSD + 1TB Samsung F3 ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner Windows 7 64bit Spectre 24" LED TV 
PowerCase
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
64 GB Crucial C300 SSD + 1TB Samsung F3 ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner Windows 7 64bit Spectre 24" LED TV 
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post #9 of 9
not really worth it for him to upgrade to SB just yet. it's only a 10-20% increase. I would hold for IB, tho the first IB chips have been said will be 1155, the high end ones will be a new socket.
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