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upgrading 2009 build PC

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May 17, 2014 5:35:39 AM

Hello folks, i have recently bought a EVGA 780 SC for my 2009 PC.
i work with 3d application for modelling and sculpting and while the graphic card makes everything slik and fast in viewport i fee that the CPU is slowing it all down.

here is my rig:

CPU: Intel Core i7 920 D0 BOX, Quad Core, 2.66 GHz, ...
CU: Noctua CPU-Cooler NH-U12P SE2 - Sockel 1366/1156
MOBO: AsRock X58 Extreme, Intel X58, LGA1366, SLI, CFX
RAM: GeIL EVO ONE 6x2GB Kit, DDR3-1600, CL7-7-7-24@1...
SSD: OCZ SSD Vertex 2 Extended Cap. 120GB, SATA-II, ...
HDD: WD VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS, 10'000rpm, 16MB, 30...
HDD: Samsung HD103SJ, F3, 7200rpm, 32MB, 1TB, SATA-II
DVD: LG GH22NS, 22x DVD±R Brenner, SATA, schwarz
PSU: Corsair CMPSU-850HX, 850W, SLI/CF, ATX2.2/EPS
Case: Cooler Master RC-690-KKN1-GP, inkl. Mesh-Gitter...
GPU: MSI GTX-275 Lightning (GT200b) 1792MB GDDR3, 55...
GPU: EVGA GTX780 SC

Now id like to ask if this is a good time to upgrade CPU/MOBO/RAM or is there something that will be a big improvement coming out anytime soon? ideas?

thanks a lot, cheers!

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May 17, 2014 5:39:33 AM

There is nothing major looming. Broadwell will be a few % faster than Haswel, and that is months away.
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May 17, 2014 5:44:13 AM

Budget?

Try i7 4770k with Asus Z97 A mobo and 16gb 1866 ram and Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO cpu cooler. Nice psu - keep it. Velociraptor -> SSD?

Case update? OS update? BD drive?
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May 17, 2014 5:50:39 AM

ok i see what you mean...of course your cpu bottleneck like a hell the gpu.
but if you want to upgrade it it will cost you an eye...
if you can put a budget, maybe i can help you more?
but i think is better to discard your mobo and cpu ..and buy a lga 1150 kit
try to sell the mobo + cpu you have
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May 17, 2014 5:59:26 AM

Hi guys and thanks for all the answers!
Budget isnt really there yet, i dont have a real urgency to upgrade, so im kind of waiting for the sweet spot/moment on the price/performance curve.
What i plan to do with the old parts is to assemble a cheap gaming pc for home :) 
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May 17, 2014 8:35:03 AM

hello?
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May 17, 2014 9:08:32 AM

if you put the EVGA 780 SC in , of course you will have a lot of improvement
just keep everything like that and wait until the budget will be enough for a real upgrade
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May 17, 2014 9:22:17 AM

hey there thanks for the answer, i have put the sc in and it improves a lot, but cpu slows me down at work, so whats why i want to upgrade
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May 17, 2014 9:26:44 AM


It's pretty much a waste for you to go s1155. A 'new' 6/12 Xeon 12MB could like be found for $500-$600 ... used CPUs for half that.

If anything, I'd suggest returning the 780 and snagging a FirePro/Quadro pro card that works best with your current software.

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May 17, 2014 9:41:14 AM

no i think the graphic card is not the issue, what bottlenecks me if the slow with which my cpu calculates the alterations, viewport performance is perfect
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May 17, 2014 9:47:39 AM


Your CPU should not be doing the 'math'

The advanced logic and 'geometric' functions of the GPU hardware (on a pro card) should be doing that.

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May 17, 2014 10:24:12 AM

I am afraid i can not return the card... ill investigate.. anyway a quadro costs 450 more$ than the 780 (considering a K4000) so im not really sure id do the investment... Also apparently the titan black would be a good choice because of floating points (citing third parties). also i think it really depends on the application, and i think that mudbox always uses the cpu for brush sculpting triangulations. couldn t find proof of that tho
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