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Old September 11, 2010, 11:17 PM
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As dangtx brought up earlier, I would also suggest getting more power/performance in the gpu department area as well. I know if I was doing such a major upgrade then this is one area I wouldn't be cutting corners on. I would go for 2 GTX480's now and get a 3rd and/or 4th one later on. You could keep the GTX280 in the current machine or sell it so you can put the funds towards the new machine.

Also I would drop the Intel SSD and go for the OCZ Vertex 2 Extended SSD instead. I know I'm still learning when it comes to these drives, but from the research I've done so far, these drives show themselves as been the best performers of the bunch!

Good luck with your build
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Old September 12, 2010, 09:12 AM
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The Intel G2's are a great price and great drive.(I have 2 of em and a Vertex)...stick to it..
You won't be disappointed at all picking up 2nd 280 (should be able to find one for around $130 - $150)....2 x 280's is equitable to a single 480 as far as raw HP goes...minus DX11...
3 x or 4x 480's simply isn't necessary as the improvements over 2 x 480's is minor, the only folks going for Tri / Quad 480's are Vantage Benchmark junkies (like me). ;)

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