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If I were to upgrade, I would only upgrade the graphics since putting any more money towards socket 775 seems stupid to me.

I do need a bigger HDD though, I will most likely pick that up along with the GTX 470 if I were to get it

I plan on going sandybridge in september/october/nov somewhere around there
The GTX 470 should be fine for most games, especially at that resolution. I would save up and wait for ivy bridge when it comes out after summer. Looking at just 160GB, I would assume that it's an old drive and a new one would certainly improve load times and give you plenty of space.
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Didn't you already have two gtx 470s and you sold one?

I don't think you need SLI. SLI is for people like me who bench a lot and like to force stupid high settings in the control panel just to see their cards cry for mercy.
    
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Didn't you already have two gtx 470s and you sold one?

I don't think you need SLI. SLI is for people like me who bench a lot and like to force stupid high settings in the control panel just to see their cards cry for mercy.
I had two, but sold one since it didn't overclock very well.

I have to admit, I love benching so I wouldn't mind getting better scores.

Also, to the "ivy" comment. I might just wait til ivy, but sandybridge sounds enticing.

And yes the harddrive is in need of an upgrade, badly.

I just want two GTX 470's for when I go sandy/ivy
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Save up and go with a i5-2500k and a 470 and perhaps even an SDD at the same time. One complements the other. The Q6600 is probably going to hold back SLI anyways.

I have two upgrades left before I'm done for a few months, SSD and a few more WC parts to add to expand my loop and include my second 470.
    
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Save up and go with a i5-2500k and a 470 and perhaps even an SDD at the same time. One complements the other. The Q6600 is probably going to hold back SLI anyways.

I have two upgrades left before I'm done for a few months, SSD and a few more WC parts to add to expand my loop and include my second 470.
yeah, I will most likely go SB, i7 2600k, Asus P67 Sabertooth, G-Skill Ripjaws..

I just figure, i'll offset the cost of the GPU by buying it now.

I'm glad I have WC already so that should help immensely
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The i7 isn't really worth it, and $100 is a lot to you.. I mean its basically a weeks pay.
    
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The i7 isn't really worth it, and $100 is a lot to you.. I mean its basically a weeks pay.
you're right. I will weigh out my options.

I also have the opportunity to work with my father whenever I can. So I figure for SB all I have to do is work two weeks and BAM I have SB.
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