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post #11 of 39
You could get either an entire new big or a massive upgrade with that cash;
take some inspiration from:
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x6 1090T + Xigmatek GAIA cooler - $218
ASUS M4A79XTD EVO + ASUS GTX 460 1GB + Just Cause 2 - $321 shipped, $281 AR
2x G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2GB 1600 CL7-8-7 - $50 each after promo
Rosewill Green 700W + Rosewill Destroyer - $110 shipped all
Samsung F3 1TB - $51 after promo [see link]
HANNS-G 21.5" 1080p monitor - $130 shipped
OCZ Vertex 2 50GB SSD - $90, $75 AR
LITE-ON 24X DVD - $18
1090T promotional gift card - $10 off

Fully overclocking ready and with all the parts I mentioned earlier for grand total of $978 shipped
After rebates: $933

If you'd like to capitalize on some other good deals:
Samsung F4 2TB - $75 after promo code ($24 extra)
Antec TP-650+ LANCOOL PC-K58W - $135 shipped all ($25 extra)
I highly recommend you wait for the AM3+ platform mobos to be out before buying a mobo though, that'll be within the month I'm sure. AMD FX series (Bulldozer) CPUs will actually be out in late June.
post #12 of 39
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Basically, I'll be using it for gaming (Steam, DAII, Bulletstorm, Emulators and such) and some light video converting. That's pretty much it.

I'm contemplating Sandy Bridge, but I'd hate to get a SB rig and not be able get a BD system...
You really have more performance than you need right now...You should be able to max out everything you want to max out with your specs. If you want to hold off for bulldozer, I would say get a nice solid state drive, and save the rest of your money for an overhaul in fall when bulldozer will probably be out.
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you can buy my 2500k and my 6950 which already has a waterblock on it...a new waterblock lol.
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Dont forget, he would need a new motherboard as well.
I included that in the price.
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I'd say up grade your GPU, SSD, and PSU.
Edited by f16-r1 - 3/13/11 at 1:55pm
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post #16 of 39
I also say just wait for Bulldozer and see what you'd like to do.
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post #17 of 39
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Originally Posted by MooCwzRck View Post
You really have more performance than you need right now...You should be able to max out everything you want to max out with your specs. If you want to hold off for bulldozer, I would say get a nice solid state drive, and save the rest of your money for an overhaul in fall when bulldozer will probably be out.
Yeah I don't really have too much trouble playing games, but I think it's time to upgrade from my trusty 4770 and get a current gen card.

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You could get either an entire new big or a massive upgrade with that cash;
take some inspiration from:


I highly recommend you wait for the AM3+ platform mobos to be out before buying a mobo though, that'll be within the month I'm sure. AMD FX series (Bulldozer) CPUs will actually be out in late June.
That's reassuring, I was beginning to get confused about whether or not BD would work on a AM3 platform...

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I'd say up grade your GPU, SSD, and PSU.
I've got a Corsair TX850 sitting in the box waiting to be used again so that would cover the PSU part, but I may just go ahead and upgrade my GPU and invest in a SSD. But now comes in that part where I choose what card to upgrade to.
post #18 of 39
Ok then I would recommend a HD 6990 or a GTX 580 and a SSD I prefer the Crucial C300.

The OCZ Revo x2's are nice, but is it compatible with your board.
Edited by f16-r1 - 3/13/11 at 2:08pm
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post #19 of 39
BD is veeeery prone to blow the hell out of older Phenoms, i7 9XXs and probably match/beat Sandy Bridge, according to AMD's performance reveals.


I'd wait for BD man
   
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post #20 of 39
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Tax returns coming soon so I'm looking to upgrade or possibly build a new rig. Any suggestions?
A 6970, a used Thuban if your board will take it, and a small SSD. Selling your old cpu and video card and adding that to your $1k should leave you with a lot leftover to use down the road when BD and IB show a better upgrade path. With a Thuban and new video card, there's nothing a more expensive computer could offer in terms of actual return on investment. My 955 and GTX480 have never limited me in anything I've done, so why upgrade yet?
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