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Old August 11, 2009, 01:55 AM
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Default Core 2 Quad Upgrade planned for 6 months to 1 year down the road...

The parts I'd be using from my current pc would be the Motherboard ,Ram and Hard drive.

Motherboard - Asus P5E
Ram - A-DATA 2x2gb 800MHz
Hard Drive - Western Digital 500GB

The parts in the Upgrade list are as follows...

Case - Antec Twelve Hundred Mid Tower Gamer Case
PSU - Corsair HX1000W Power Supply
CPU - Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
CPU Heatsink - OCZ Vendetta 2
Graphics Card - EVGA E-GEFORCE GTX 260 Core 216 SC
Optical Drive - LG GH22NS50 Black 22X SATA DVD Writer

P.S. I'd also be using the Arctic Silver 5 HIGH-DENSITY Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound. Any commets and suggestions would be greatly appreciated
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Old August 11, 2009, 04:56 AM
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Unless you plan on adding more to your build that PSU is way overkill. A good quality 600W would still be overkill, I believe.
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Old August 11, 2009, 05:59 AM
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I'll 2nd the powersupply call. Save yourself a hundred bucks and step down to a corsair 650w or some such. If you're seriously considering expanding down the way, then get a 750w. IMO, the days of needing 1200w PS's are on the downfall. Hardware manufacturers are finally waking up and realizing they can get more performance out of products without using up massive watts.

Also; Regarding your GFX card choice, I would look into a 4870 or 4890. Better bank for your buck then the core 216, unless you fold
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Old August 11, 2009, 06:33 AM
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Agree with what the others said. Go for a Corsair HX620 and call it a day.

Your topic title states that you're going to upgrade 6 months to 1 year down the road. What do you currently have? If you're going to wait so long to upgrade, wait for like a year, then get Core i5 or Core i7, depending on your budget of course.
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Old August 11, 2009, 11:12 AM
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Response to Geokilla's post.

My Current PC set-up is as follows...

Case - Thremaltake Armor w/ 25cm side fan
PSU - Thermaltake 700W or 750W
Mobo - Asus P5E w/ SUPREMEFXII audio dotter card
Cpu - Pentium D 930 @3.0Ghz
Cpu Heatsink - Stock
Ram - A-DATA 2 x 2gb 800MHz
Hard drive - WD 500GB
Graphics card - BFG 9800GT OC w/ 512MB Memory
Optical Drive - 1 DVD burner and 1 CD-Rom both IDE
OS - Windows XP 32-bit w/ Service pack 3

P.S. The reason I picked such a big PSU was to future proof the PC.
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Old August 11, 2009, 11:19 AM
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Just so you know, all of these parts will be old news in 6 months. Once you have enough cash I'd set it up then and figure out what you want / need. I guarantee you in 6 months better parts (and cheaper) will be available.
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Just so you know, all of these parts will be old news in 6 months. Once you have enough cash I'd set it up then and figure out what you want / need. I guarantee you in 6 months better parts (and cheaper) will be available.
So you are saying in 6 month's to a year. I could go for a Complete Core I7 Build for around $1200.
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Speculating today to build a rig 6 months+ from now isnt worth it. Who knows what nVidia/Intel/AMD release at what prices.

Any choices today will 100% not make sense in 6 months+.
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I think that a 650w power supply really should handle just about anything today. Again, I am with Sagath about over speculation. About the only sound thing is cash, as more of it will always guarantee better choices.

LGA775 will be really old news soon though, and keep in mind that the first of USB 3.0 boards are bound to be released. I wouldn't be surprised if total new build would be a more attractive option by that point in time.

(Looks at my GTX 260 and wonders how much life she's got)
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So you are saying in 6 month's to a year. I could go for a Complete Core I7 Build for around $1200.
My guess is in 1 year you could build the best i7 rig currently available for ~$1200 (if not less)
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