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Ok, so I've got some loot to burn because I want to upgrade my CPU, video card, hard drives, and possibly motherboard, so what do you guys think I should do? Any recommendations?
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Save half, wait for ivy or bulldozer.
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Crossfire 5870, get a sound card, SSD, and yes, wait for Ivy Bridge

Also maybe get another monitor for 3x Eyefinity goodness?
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With a 3000 budget, you'll have to get an SSD. xDD

Give us more info. Are you overclocking? You want to go underwater?

At the moment, I'd go for P67 1155 CPU and Motherboard.

But remember new stuff is going to come out in a little while so If you buy now, you'll be kicking yourself when the next best thing comes.
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post #5 of 42
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Originally Posted by bfeng91 View Post
Crossfire 5870, get a sound card, SSD, and yes, wait for Ivy Bridge

Also maybe get another monitor for 3x Eyefinity goodness?

What is Ivy? With my current video card, can I do 3x eyefinity?
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post #6 of 42
SSD!
Upgrade to 6870 or 580s.
Soundcard
IPS display

Save the rest for next generation.
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post #7 of 42
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With a 3000 budget, you'll have to get an SSD. xDD

Give us more info. Are you overclocking? You want to go underwater?

At the moment, I'd go for P67 1155 CPU and Motherboard.

But remember new stuff is going to come out in a little while so If you buy now, you'll be kicking yourself when the next best thing comes.
I am currently OC'ed to 4.0GHz from stock 2.66Ghz. I wan to go with 8 cores, hyper thread to 16 cores, is that possible?
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post #8 of 42
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SSD!
Upgrade to 6870 or 580s.
Soundcard
IPS display

Save the rest for next generation.
I don't have room in my case to accommodate a sound card; I am more interested in video upgrades
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post #9 of 42
Why do you want more than 8 threads?
Do you plan on Folding or doing heavy Encoding?

Cause its a waste to spend so much money if you do not have a reason for upgrading your CPU.


edit - read that wrong...
Edited by LiLChris - 3/26/11 at 9:44pm
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post #10 of 42
crossfire your 5870,
get monitors for eyefinity

wait for ivy at least, at which point 7000 series will be out (at least)

then do the real ups then, ssds will be cheaper then too

your 920 should be fine to handle the crossfired 5870's for now
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