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Old 04-20-11, 07:46 AM   #13
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Default Re: New System Time!

Why wait? There is always something better around the corner. If it were a month or two off, then sure, but if I'm not mistaken we're talking about Q4.

I've done two upgrades since my Q6600. First was the Q9550 and now it's the 2600K. Both times I've noticed a significant increase in performance so I'm sure you'll be happy going directly from a 6600 to a 2600K. Now granted I think using a SSD for my OS has contributed the most to the snappier feel this time around.

Anyway, I always refer to this as the social upgrading cycle. Upgrading via a community such as Nvnews will always give you an added boost to satisfaction when your pimping your specs out to fellow members and then you suffer from unnecessary inadequacy and buyers remorse when the next generation hardware comes out. Just upgrade when you feel it's necessary (or for me, when I have the money) and enjoy your new system.
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Old 04-23-11, 11:24 AM   #14
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Trust me, I know there is always something around the corner! I like to buy the best of the best at the start of something new. The only reason I am thinking of waiting now is it sounds like there is a ton of new things coming out around the 2nd half of this year. I don't feel I NEED and upgrade, but I do have the money and want to keep up with the technology.

To hold me over untill a new socket comes out for the Intel CPU's, would a new video card hold me over on my current setup? Or do you think it would be held back because of my CPU, memory and chipset?
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Old 04-25-11, 11:13 PM   #15
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If you're going to play the waiting game, it'll be mighty frustrating because new stuff comes out all the time. I say just buy a 2600K now and get the motherboard you want like Maximus 4 extreme, some G.Skill 4x2 DDR3 1600 rams and a Noctua NH-D14 then splurge on a gtx 580 you'll be set for 2 years.
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Old 04-26-11, 02:31 AM   #16
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If you're going to play the waiting game, it'll be mighty frustrating because new stuff comes out all the time. I say just buy a 2600K now and get the motherboard you want like Maximus 4 extreme, some G.Skill 4x2 DDR3 1600 rams and a Noctua NH-D14 then splurge on a gtx 580 you'll be set for 2 years.
Damn sounds like somebody has specific system on his mind.
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Old 04-26-11, 07:20 AM   #17
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Damn sounds like somebody has specific system on his mind.
I like yours. No homo
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Old 04-26-11, 08:31 AM   #18
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If I were to get a system right now it would be this.
ASUS P8P67 DELUXE (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67
Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz
G.SKILL Ripjaws X + Turbulence II Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2200
OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-240G 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
ASUS ENGTX580 DCII/2DIS/1536MD5 GeForce GTX 580
PC Power & Cooling Silencer PPCS910 910W

Total = $1,934.94
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Old 04-26-11, 08:58 AM   #19
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^Good choices. I'd get the Asrock P67 Extreme 6 which costs $20 less and is a great overclocking board.
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Old 04-26-11, 09:20 AM   #20
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I wouldn't buy a asrock usb thumb drive.
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Old 04-26-11, 09:28 AM   #21
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I wouldn't buy a asrock usb thumb drive.
Now that's just plain wrong.
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Old 04-26-11, 03:46 PM   #22
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Asrock used to really make some shifty crap. One of my first custom-builds was with an Asrock board. Had a cool "CPU UPGRADE" feature where you could literally put in a daughter-board card that would accept a different socket and memory combination.

Unstable POS, though.

I've heard they've come a long ways since then. That was probably around 2004.
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Old 04-26-11, 03:58 PM   #23
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quite a few companies that does boards with daugther board.

And isn't asrock just a cheaper asus. Asrock is owned by Asus.
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Old 04-26-11, 07:01 PM   #24
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Swap out the Deluxe for a Sabertooth, and I'd call it perfect.
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