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So here is what I am thinking, I am going to do a significant upgrade so I do not have to buy any kind of main components until I am done with grad school (3 years). So basically I want to future proof my rig for at least a 3 year life span.

Here is what I have now...
MOBO: EVGA E760 Classy
CPU: 920 DO
RAM: Corsair Dominator GT 3x2gb 7-7-7-20
GPU: 6950 unlocked to 6970
PSU: ST-1000
Windows 7 Home Premium
Case: DF-85 with all stock fans
CPU Cooler: H50
Hard Drives:
500GB Caviar Black SATA II
1.5 TB Green SATA II
1TB Caviar Black SATA III
Speakers: Logitech x540 (loses connection every now and then)
Sound Card: Onboard

Here is what I want to do.....
MOBO: 990FX(When available) or SB
CPU: At the least a Quad BD or a Quad SB
RAM: Low heat sink 8GB
GPU: Dual 560ti's or Dual 580's (price depending)
PSU: 80 Gold prolly a 750w to 850w
CPU Cooling: H70 or something better?
Hard Drive: 40-80GB SSD boot drive
Speakers: Some kind of surround?
Sound card: good quality 7.1 surround sound

So let me know how this looks and what opinions you guys have.. I would obviously sell the part I replaced.
Edited by i7Stealth1366 - 4/8/11 at 11:31am
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My thoughts: a 4GHz 920 and an unlocked 6950 ISN'T enough for you? Gracious. Are you batman?
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My thoughts: a 4GHz 920 and an unlocked 6950 ISN'T enough for you? Gracious. Are you batman?
ikr! LOL. even i dont need to future proof until another year
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My thoughts: a 4GHz 920 and an unlocked 6950 ISN'T enough for you? Gracious. Are you batman?
The only problem I have is that my motherboard is not USB 3.0 and SATA 6GB and if I am upgrading motherboards I may as well get a new processor so I figured I should just upgrade to another platform.
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Edit: didnt see the second half lol
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Quote:
Originally Posted by i7Stealth1366 View Post
So here is what I am thinking, I am going to do a significant upgrade so I do not have to buy any kind of main components until I am done with grad school (3 years). So basically I want to future proof my rig for at least a 3 year life span.

Here is what I have now...
MOBO: EVGA E760 Classy
CPU: 920 DO
RAM: Corsair Dominator GT 3x2gb 7-7-7-20
GPU: 6950 unlocked to 6970
PSU: ST-1000
Windows 7 Home Premium
Case: DF-85 with all stock fans
CPU Cooler: H50
Hard Drives:
500GB Caviar Black SATA II
1.5 TB Green SATA II
1TB Caviar Black SATA III
Speakers: Logitech x540 (loses connection every now and then)
Sound Card: Onboard

Here is what I want to do.....
MOBO: 990FX(When available) or SB
CPU: At the least a Quad BD or a Quad SB
RAM: Low heat sink 8GB
GPU: Dual 560ti's or Dual 580's (price depending)
PSU: 80 Gold prolly a 750w to 850w
CPU Cooling: H70 or something better?
Hard Drive: 40-80GB SSD boot drive
Speakers: Some kind of surround?
Sound card: good quality 7.1 surround sound

So let me know how this looks and what opinions you guys have.. I would obviously sell the part I replaced.

Completely not necessary unless you are going for an eyefinity setup
or something along those lines. Even then I would spare yourself
all those costs and at least wait for Ivy.

920 is a quad core processor btw

if you want to go nuts just buy the h50/70 and OC your 920 further,
whyd o you need a faster cpu?

6950 should max everything for at least the next year on your monitor

SSD Boot is up to you

6 gigs of ram is more than enough for your current setup
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No sandy bridge? i thought you said "future proof"
MOBO: 990FX(When available) or SB
CPU: At the least a Quad BD or a Quad SB
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The only problem I have is that my motherboard is not USB 3.0 and SATA 6GB and if I am upgrading motherboards I may as well get a new processor so I figured I should just upgrade to another platform.
Performance per dollar, I'd say that's a ton of money for marginal improvement. It would be better (in my humble opinion, of course) to spend some money on a real nice SSD. You'll notice immediate improvement in your system, and save a boatload.

Unless you want to run max settings on 3x1080p eyefinity or something, I think your rig is boss and you should keep it.

Edit: Ninja'd.
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Completely not necessary unless you are going for an eyefinity setup
or something along those lines. Even then I would spare yourself
all those costs and at least wait for Ivy.

920 is a quad core processor btw

if you want to go nuts just buy the h50/70 and OC your 920 further,
whyd o you need a faster cpu?

6950 should max everything for at least the next year on your monitor

SSD Boot is up to you

6 gigs of ram is more than enough for your current setup

Do you really think I do not know that my 920 is a quad? HAHAHA come on dude I know the stepping of the CPU why would I not know it is a Quad.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aeschylus View Post
Performance per dollar, I'd say that's a ton of money for marginal improvement. It would be better (in my humble opinion, of course) to spend some money on a real nice SSD. You'll notice immediate improvement in your system, and save a boatload.

Unless you want to run max settings on 3x1080p eyefinity or something, I think your rig is boss and you should keep it.

Edit: Ninja'd.
Not being able to take advantage of SATA III worries me also not having USB 3.0....
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Do you really think I do not know that my 920 is a quad? HAHAHA come on dude I know the stepping of the CPU why would I not know it is a Quad.
because you said you're at least getting a quad SB,
which I dont' know why you'd pay a premium for a marginal
boost in performance over an old i7

though TBH I don't know what you're using this computer for,
assuming its mostly gaming, etc... I think its just burning cash

.. and I like to burn cash.. but not like theeeeesssss :
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