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post #1 of 6
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I can either get these two upgrades, which one do you think is better? Keep in mind I mostly game so meh.

Upgrade 1:
2600k
EVGA p8p67
6950 ref

Upgrade 2:
i7-920 D0
EVGA x58 or ASUS sabertooth.
Two 6950s.

Which one should I get? I can possibly get a second 6950 for the 2600k but that'd be down the road.
    
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post #2 of 6
I'd go with option 1 and a second gpu later on if you need it. The 920 is ancient now.

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I'd go with option 1 and a second gpu later on if you need it. The 920 is ancient now.

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Isn't it still good for gaming? I'll be pushing my budget either way,but still.
    
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post #4 of 6
Its fine for gaming. Why cant you get a 2500k to save yourself some cash.

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post #5 of 6
What resolution are you gaming at? If 1080p or less, option one.

If you're planning on multiple monitors, or pushing 2560x1600, option 2.
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post #6 of 6
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Its fine for gaming. Why cant you get a 2500k to save yourself some cash.

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I'd like my CPU to last abit longer, which I know the threads could help with, right?

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What resolution are you gaming at? If 1080p or less, option one.

If you're planning on multiple monitors, or pushing 2560x1600, option 2.
I game at 1080p, but I like to max everything out and I'm looking at maxing out BF3, STALKER, and Skyrim.
    
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