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Old 04-15-11, 10:33 AM   #1
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Alrighty, I have not upgraded my PC in quite awhile (did not have the need). Time to start from scratch and build a new system. I have been out of the new hardware loop for awhile, I am really just looking to see what you all think is the best of the best out right now! Intel, AMD? nVidia, ATi? Are SSD Hard Drives finally worth the $$$? Best memory these days for OC'ing? So many questions! I feel like im starting all over on PC knowledge again... lol. Help an old school PC gamer out!
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Old 04-15-11, 12:34 PM   #2
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Intel on processor is not only untouchable, but doing so at reasonable prices: their new core processors are great If you plan to overclock, take a 'K' proc (equivalent to AMD black, with unlock multipliers) as bus overclock is *VERY* limited. A 2500K or 2600K (adds HT) should be the heart of your system.
Chipset is not yet great though. Get the one allowing OC (but no integrated video): P67 or wait for the shortly coming (Q2) Z68.

Video Card: nice time to jump in. Both AMD and NV have great products out. AMD is a bit better in price/perf ratio, but NV has add-on like CUDA and 3D. Your call. Hard to go wrong with either of AMD 69XX or NV560/570. Exact card will depend on budget.

SSD: still expensive, offer even greater benefits. Look at the reviews on Anandtech and choose your poison depending on budget and space/perfs wanted.

As for the rest, like always, trade offs between price and perfs.
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Old 04-15-11, 01:10 PM   #3
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Intel 2011 Ivy\ wait for it\ you win.
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Old 04-15-11, 06:20 PM   #4
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ARE YOU HAVING PROBLEMS WITH YOUR COMPUTER HAVING NEW SYSTEM TIME!?! REPLACE MOTHERBOARD BATTERIES! NEVER LOSE TIME AGAIN! NEVER NEW SYSTEM TIME!
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Old 04-16-11, 11:22 PM   #5
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Check out nvnews AngelGraves13 future setup he got some good components.. just don't spend money on a killer nic and include a SSD if you can for the OS.

OCZ vertex 3 120GB is beating all the benchmarks out there.

and Asus has a very solid P67 board. ASUS P8P67 DELUXE (REV 3.0) with Intel NIC (This is only if you don't want to wait for X79)
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Intel on processor is not only untouchable, but doing so at reasonable prices: their new core processors are great If you plan to overclock, take a 'K' proc (equivalent to AMD black, with unlock multipliers) as bus overclock is *VERY* limited. A 2500K or 2600K (adds HT) should be the heart of your system.
Chipset is not yet great though. Get the one allowing OC (but no integrated video): P67 or wait for the shortly coming (Q2) Z68.

Video Card: nice time to jump in. Both AMD and NV have great products out. AMD is a bit better in price/perf ratio, but NV has add-on like CUDA and 3D. Your call. Hard to go wrong with either of AMD 69XX or NV560/570. Exact card will depend on budget.

SSD: still expensive, offer even greater benefits. Look at the reviews on Anandtech and choose your poison depending on budget and space/perfs wanted.

As for the rest, like always, trade offs between price and perfs.
So OC'ing these intel CPU's is not as stable as it has been in the past? I used to get some whicked OC's with the FSB. I would like stability with my OC (and believe me I will be OC'ing it!), so should Intel really be my choice? Do you think waiting for Ivy is worth it?

I'll take a look at his specs for a starting point of what is out these days. I don't waste money on NIC's either... lol. I have found the gigabit speeds on motherboards these days plenty fast for what I do. I am not running a NAS box at the moment.

As for motherboards, I will probably try and stick with ASUS again. The current ASUS board I am using is by far the best motherboard I have ever owned. Time and time again I always come back to ASUS and find stability and reliability.
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some specs.

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Intel X68 is a part of Intel's new Patsburg platform where the LGA 2011 socket will be used to hold Sandy Bridge E processors, which in turn houses a quad-channel DDR3 memory controller but no graphics. The processors supports 40 PCIe 3.0 lanes and is geared toward enthusiasts and workstations with demands for maximal performance.
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I noticed your name is sniperman, I assume you like to snipe. Well, if you do the killer nic improves your sniping k/d. Ask roadhog


No but in all reality, you could purchase things like sound cards, ssd's, and graphics cards even. But I would wait until Bulldozer/Ivy Bridge.
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It seems like a lot of you are telling me to wait... lol. I mean, I am still gaming good on my current system for now. How long until all the new "goodies" even come out?
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What's your budget? There's no sense waiting for newer stuff to come out -- get something awesome now!
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It seems like a lot of you are telling me to wait... lol. I mean, I am still gaming good on my current system for now. How long until all the new "goodies" even come out?
That Q6600 still has some leg room left I'd say. I mean, if you *had* to upgrade I'd dump a GTX580 in your rig. Maybe an SSD as well if you don't already have one. Otherwise I'd hold onto what you have untill the LGA1366 successor is available sometime towards the end of this year. THAT will be a proper upgrade. For the CPU at least. However, you'll still want to replace that video card, and if you can afford it get an SSD as well. Combined, prepare to have yur hed esplode from awe-sum-ness.
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Honestly, I'd say that if you went with an i7 970 + 8GB DDR3 + a nice LGA 1366 board + a GTX 580, you would be a very happy camper. Jus' sayin'.
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