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Originally Posted by srsparky32 View Post
ive got some upgrade itches. i can either platform upgrade to a i7 920 or 930, or wait for bulldozer and either buy sandy bridge on the cheap or get bulldozer.

now im asking do i actually NEED it as of now? because i'd like to get an ssd and a second gpu for SLI.
Screw the i7 for now. Get the SSD and another 470. Then wait and see what bulldozer has to offer before jumping ship. And look at it this way, the longer you wait for a platform change, the cheaper the i7 will get.
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Originally Posted by BlackOmega View Post
Screw the i7 for now. Get the SSD and another 470. Then wait and see what bulldozer has to offer before jumping ship. And look at it this way, the longer you wait for a platform change, the cheaper the i7 will get.
true that

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post #13 of 66
The longer he waits for anything the cheaper it will get. Especially SSDs. Those things have dropped price very fast in the past year or so.
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post #14 of 66
if you're playing fine or you can do all teh stuff you need just the way you like it..its just fine waiting for either BD or IB..your PC has still JUICE in it..seeing its running a GTX 470 and that seems more tham enough to drive it..
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post #15 of 66
I think even my E3200 is hanging in there pretty well. did a little bit of crysis 2 and i didn't recognize a single hiccup. Only game i have had really... any issues with, is of course GTA IV.
post #16 of 66
get the ssd. I can't believe believe with nice rigs still use mechanical hdds. makes me want to cry.

its like buying a ferrari but putting a civic engine in it.
post #17 of 66
Op, I don't think you should be looking at a CPU upgrade first.
A GPU upgrade is in order.

Here's a tease.
I lifted her skirt.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-564-_-Product

That or SLi that GF-100.
May god have mercy on your PSU.
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post #18 of 66
Ya, your CPU is still good to go. Wait for the next generation.

If you absolutely HAVE to upgrade, get an SSD or a second GPU....or both.
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Originally Posted by sexybastard View Post
get the ssd. I can't believe believe with nice rigs still use mechanical hdds. makes me want to cry.

its like buying a ferrari but putting a civic engine in it.
you have a mechanical hdd. are you crying for yourself?
 
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post #20 of 66
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If he bought the right SSD he could still see a very big performance boost. HDD in raid 0 <<<<<<<<<<<<<< quality SSD.
performance boost in what? boot time? is that worth the amount of money it cost to buy an ssd?

a good pair of hdd will give some ssd's a run for there money. There is no doubt that ssd's are incredibly fast, but most people will not notice any difference in games and everyday tasks, except for boot time; versus 2x quality hdd in raid0.

all im saying is that in this point and time i cant see the price of ssd's being justified, especially if you already own 2x fast hdd in raid0.
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