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So the new GTX 590's are out. Guess it's time I upgrade my 2 GTX285's and get ready for Battlefield 3 and other DX11 games.


Here is my current setup, looking for help on parts and what you guys would do to make this the best it can be in the most cost efficient manner.




I7 965 @ Quad @ 3.22 MHZ
6GB crucial 1333MHZ RAM
Rampage II Extreme MB
Antec 1000W power supply
2 EVGA GTX 285's
Windows 7 Pro
2 750GB 10,000 Raptors




I want to replace the GPU with a EVGA GTX590, possibly upgrade RAM (would that help?), and assume I should buy a new MB too? Am I thinking clearly or do you have other suggestions? What would be a good MB under 200 for this setup? The processor should be fine for a long while. Really appreciate any recommendations.
Edited by longboat - 4/7/11 at 5:55pm
post #2 of 22
maybe look at getting two 580s instead.

you'll be more than fine with that motherboard.. upgrade ram to at least 1600 and overclock that 965.

other than that it's a great build
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You do know that system will run BF3 and future games just fine, right? You don't need to upgrade, unless you want to waste money.
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post #4 of 22
You've got one of the best motherboards right there, so I'd keep it. You could also overclock your RAM, and get further with your i7 (What cooler have you got?). I'd also refrain from the GTX590 after hearing about the exploding VRM's. What resolution will you be playing at? If you're at 1920x1200 or lower, just get a GTX580 and be done with it.

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Originally Posted by thefreeduck View Post
You do know that system will run BF3 and future games just fine, right? You don't need to upgrade, unless you want to waste money.
IIRC the gtx 285 is dx9 and bf3 needs a dx10 or dx11 graphic card.
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post #6 of 22
oc that cpu to atleast 4ghz, cant believe u bought an rampage 2 extreme motherboard and not ocing... also oc that ram to atleast 1600 and lowest timing or buy new ram, shouldnt cost you more than 60 dollards.
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post #7 of 22
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Originally Posted by s0d0mg0m0rrah View Post
maybe look at getting two 580s instead.

you'll be more than fine with that motherboard.. upgrade ram to at least 1600 and overclock that 965.

other than that it's a great build

I thought about but the one bad thing about the Rampage 2 extreme is the gpu slots are so close together the GPU but up next to each other. Coolmaster case keeps it ok temp wise, but I don't like it. Like the idea of 1 dual card slot. Are 2 580 really better than one 590?
post #8 of 22
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Originally Posted by thefreeduck View Post
You do know that system will run BF3 and future games just fine, right? You don't need to upgrade, unless you want to waste money.
That the reason for my upgrade no DX11 on the 285's. Otherwise I'd prolly not do anything at this point. Since I'm upgrading the GPU just wondered what the best route in addition is. Sounds like the rest may be OK.
post #9 of 22
+1 for SLI gtx 580,s

Also i would get a SSD
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IIRC the gtx 285 is dx9 and bf3 needs a dx10 or dx11 graphic card.
if thats true then he should get the hd 6990 or 2x 6950 would be equal to the 6990 if he have money of course, also 2 x 6950 can be bought for 200$ cheaper
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