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I know I've had a few of these topics the last few days, but bear with me.

1) I can get a MSI P7N SLI Platinum motherboard from craigslist for $50. I can get a GTX 260 from craigslist for $90. $140 buys be SLI GTX 260's. Risk: Mobo or card have problems. Have to drive around to pick the parts up.

2) Sell my GTX 260 for $70-$80 and buy a $200 ATI 5870. They appear to have about equal power to SLI GTX 260's. That would put me $120-$130 out of pocket. Risk: None

3) Be happy with what I have until BullDozer comes out. Then decide on a SB or BD build for $800-$850 and sell old rig to help offset the price. Cost is between $400 - $600 but huge performance increase over other two options. Risk: Price of LGA 775 computers is plummeting. In 6 months - a year I won't be able to get much for it (I can only get about $400-$500 for this rig right now).
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Originally Posted by seabiscuit68;12769750 
I know I've had a few of these topics the last few days, but bear with me.

1) I can get a MSI P7N SLI Platinum motherboard from craigslist for $50. I can get a GTX 260 from craigslist for $90. $140 buys be SLI GTX 260's. Risk: Mobo or card have problems. Have to drive around to pick the parts up.

2) Sell my GTX 260 for $70-$80 and buy a $200 ATI 5870. They appear to have about equal power to SLI GTX 260's. That would put me $120-$130 out of pocket. Risk: None

3) Be happy with what I have until BullDozer comes out. Then decide on a SB or BD build for $800-$850 and sell old rig to help offset the price. Cost is between $400 - $600 but huge performance increase over other two options. Risk: Price of LGA 775 computers is plummeting. In 6 months - a year I won't be able to get much for it (I can only get about $400-$500 for this rig right now).

Stay away from MSI mobos. They are garbidge. Istead, buy a GTX 570. Your Q6600@3.2GHz will be just fine for the time being in most games with a GTX 570.
    
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Originally Posted by turrican9;12769793 
Stay away from MSI mobos. They are garbidge. Istead, buy a GTX 570. Your Q6600@3.2GHz will be just fine for the time being in most games with a GTX 570.

Thanks for the advice. A GTX 570 is $300 right now though and that is a bit more than I want to spend...I was hoping to spend < $200 (if you minus the GTX 260 sale price).
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480GB Sandisk Extreme Pro 2TB WD Black 7200RPM Blu-Ray Reader/Burner NZXT Kraken x61 Watercooler 
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Window 10 Dell S2716DGR + Qnix 1440p @ 96Hz + Asus 27" 1080p Logitech G910 Orion Spark Mechanical EVGA GQ 850 watt 
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480GB Sandisk Extreme Pro 2TB WD Black 7200RPM Blu-Ray Reader/Burner NZXT Kraken x61 Watercooler 
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Window 10 Dell S2716DGR + Qnix 1440p @ 96Hz + Asus 27" 1080p Logitech G910 Orion Spark Mechanical EVGA GQ 850 watt 
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Corsair Carbide 500R Anker 8200DPI SteelSeries QcK Gaming  Logitech Z623 
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