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I feel like getting faster ram like 2000mhz or more ram.. tbh im not sure? am I already ok with what I have.. I multi task alot like have tons of programs open at one time music/ internet etc etc 6gb seems to handle it easy aswell just wanted that extra speed idk.. new cpu will be 980x
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6GB RAM is plenty...
    
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980x is great for memory clocking, the unlocked multi allows you to be able to set pretty much any mem speed you want & the 1.5x uncore frequency allows for high speeds.
If you like playing with mem clocks & benching a good kit is worthwhile, although if you just set it & forget it the higher speed won't be too noticeable outside of benchmarks (performance increase will be there, just isn't as noticeable like a faster cpu or gpu).
    
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Yeah thanks thinking about putting my new asus directcu eah5850 in with it aswell do think I should see an improvement?over my current gpu
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I don't really know AMD gpus, I also fold so usually stick to nvidia.
The 400 & 500 series nvidia are a pretty big jump over the 200 series, AMD 5000 & 6000 should be a similar gain I would think.
    
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I feel like getting faster ram like 2000mhz or more ram.. tbh im not sure? am I already ok with what I have.. I multi task alot like have tons of programs open at one time music/ internet etc etc 6gb seems to handle it easy aswell just wanted that extra speed idk.. new cpu will be 980x
u have a good set of ram,
6gb @1600mhz is very good,
dont get i7 980x,
insted of that get a i7 970 & a better gpu like hd6970/gtx580,
that will be a much better upgrade,
u definitely need a new gpu,
or u can go like this:
keep your i7 920 cuz I dont think u need a 6core & invest the money on 2x hd6970/2x hd6950 2gb (can be unlocked to hd6970)
2x hd6950/6970 will be a huge huge huge improvement over gtx260
Hope u like my suggestion
Edited by Aniket - 4/23/11 at 2:12pm
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Yeah thanks thinking about putting my new asus directcu eah5850 in with it aswell do think I should see an improvement?over my current gpu
somewhat improvement from 260, but currently 6950/70 is hot or you can try CF 6850
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just missed out on real cheap 6950s from ebuyer other day! dam
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also i'd rather get the i7 980x over i7 970 considering I got it for £400 pounds I think I did alright.. I wasn't prepared to pay anymore than that
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Pounds are about 1.5x us dollar still? Good price for a 980x.
    
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