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Thinking of upgrading need advice
theroc44  posted on Apr 16, 2011 11:42:40 AM - Report post

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Hello, I need some advice about upgrading and i just figured my CH members could help. i've been mulling this over for 3 weeks now and i dont know what to do. Maybe you other members can give some advice to another gamer.

Well currently i have
CPU- Core Duo 8500e Wolfdale 3.16 MHZ FAC, Currently 3.767 OC water cooled
GPU- Dual water cooled 8800 gtx FAC clocks 576 core, 900 Mem Clck, 1350 Shade Clck, OC to 621/1053,1512
OPERSYS-Vista 64
RAM-8 Gigs Corsair Dominator 10000-c5df Sli ready ddr2 4 dual sticks 1250 MHZ FAC, OC to 1333 max of my FSB
PS- PSU 1300 watt Power supply

This system has really been great to me, ive never had a problem playing games at good framerates. I've spent alot of money on my rig, and its been roughly 14 months now that DX11 gpus have been out. I held off the 200 gpu's, the 400 gpu's waiting for at least a triple bump in performance before i upgraded. I've been saving for roughly 2 and a half years now to build another rig. I have two setups im really split between.

1st setup
CPU- I7 990x Extreme
GPU- Dual 580 gtx in sli
MOBO- either 790i or Evga X58 4 way board
Ram- Corsair dominator DDR3 ram
OPS-Win 7 64


2nd setup
CPU- I7 990x EXtreme
GPU- Dual water cooled Classified 590 GTX
MOBO- Asus rampage 3 Black, 790sli, X58 EVGA 4way
RAM-CORSAIR dominator ddr3 ram
OPS-Win 7 64

Ive been saving for years and i havent upgraded anything since i bought that last ram kit for my current rig. Please comment on what you guys and/or girls think is the best setup here. Thanks

toreador  posted on Apr 16, 2011 7:24:53 PM - Report post

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Wait until June when new CPUs will come out.
AdmiralThrawn  posted on Apr 16, 2011 7:30:23 PM - Report post

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Don't get the 590. You won't be able to overclock it and there's a good chance it'll explode in your face.

Also, the 990x won't go in a 790i board. Wrong socket.

TalonKarde  posted on Apr 16, 2011 7:32:02 PM - Report post

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personally i prefer AMD for processors, but then you have to go ATI for video cards.
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