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Modus August 22, 2010 10:30 PM

Worth the upgrade?
 
Current specs:

E8400 OC'd to 4.2Ghz
P5Q PRO
2x2GB DDR2-1000
MSI Cyclone GTX 460 1GB OC'd 900/1050/1800


Possible upgrade:

X3440( seems like a cheap i7-860)
MSI GD-80
2x2GB Dominators(Or if I have the cash the blue 2GBx4 dominators would nicely)
another GTX 460 for Sli


You guys reckon this would be a smart upgrade instead of waiting for Sandy Bridge? everyone keeps telling me to wait but there always seems to something better coming out next. If I do upgrade I plan on sticking with it for 4-5 years.

_dangtx_ August 22, 2010 11:32 PM

depends what you do with it.

try an sli hack first, see if it works ;)

the 3440 is a nice chippie.if you need ht.

LarkStarr August 23, 2010 06:27 AM

for modern games, you would probably see a tangible boost as they would use more of the cores, and the speedier ram would be of assistance.

for the cost? mmm, tough to say. I think it would be worth it to wait for sandy bridge too, and just invest heavily in that. especially if you want it to last 4 - 5 years (but good luck with that) you can at least grab another 460 now if you want though, of course.


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