Should i do this upgrade for $700...?
My current build basically
Q6600 clocked at 3.6Ghz
2 HD4870x2's running in Quadfire
Corsair Dominators 106MHz 4Gb DDR2 Memory
Asus P5E Deluxe (Rampage Formula)
Now i have calculated, i could upgrade to the following for $700 more if i sell the stuff i have now
Core i7 920
Asus P6T or EVGA X58
2 GTX 295's
6G 1333mhz Memory DDR3
is that worth it...?
how much performance gain am i going to have out of the upgrade??
i dont get why you'd upgrade your system anyways, not like it will have problems running ANYTHING on it for a long time to come.
upgrade when prices drop some more, your system is already beastly enough as it is.
Hey Hoh....if you got the coin...go for it!!!
LOL @ RjBarker dude I swear who've gone mad :bleh:
Likely I am just as mad as him if you want it and and can afford go for it because I would do the same if I had the coin.
Get atleast DDR3 1600 though, I'd keep your quadfire setup also and your PSU
Performance that depends man gaming not much likely the overall system performance would be far superior as long with your memory.
The i7 is a crunching machine if you fold or use a lot of multithreaded apps than its the machine for you. Oh and there's also braggin rights and having the latest hardware.
so the quad fire would be better than 2 GTX 295's??
does anybody know if the oct core i7's does come out in the future, do we need to have another mobo or does the X58's satisfy?
I don't know if quadfire is better than 2 GTX 295s I don't really follow SLI/Crossfire much, if I had 2 x4870x2s I wouldn't be getting rid of them so quickly for the 295s, thats a pretty powerful setup to begin with. Unless you're bent on having the most recent technology I don't see any reasonable justification to trade them up. The GTX295 is likely a simliar situation to the 9800GX2 which was discontinued(EOL) a mere 6 months after it went into production it wouldn't surprise me if nVidia did the same.
As far as I know Intel will release the i5 and i3 series under the Socket 1160, it will be their midrange and low end series cpus for the Core series.
If you really really want to spend, there is 6 core Xeon available right now ! There is even a quad socket mobo to go with it !
now, 48 thread at the same time, who could beat that !
What ? each xeon cost 3000 $ ?!?!?!?!? :censored:
Without joking, no need ofr changing the GPU, and resale value for 4870X2 got down a bit but they are still really good. I would keep them, but I would go for i7, that thing is fun and overclocks well. If you dont have watercooling, go for it, the i7 runs hot !
Don't get rid of the 4870x2's for 295's.....that would be a foolish move imo. Anyone holding 280's , 4870 x2's or even 260 216 Cores is better off to hang onto them until both the ATI 58xx Series and the GTX 3xxx Series are out later this year.
Oh well.....hopefully by next week.
Keep the QuadFire 4870X2's for now, and then upgrade the GPU's when the next generation(GTX 3xx, 58xx, etc) is out.
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