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New Rebuild.Is this a decent upgrade

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August 15, 2010 11:10:54 PM

After weeks of of not knowing which way to go I finally bought a new mobo,cpu,memory,and a cpu cooler.

Current setup:
Gigabyte P35-DS4
E8400 wolfdale
2 gigs 667mhz PNY memory
XFX Radeon HD 4890
Xfi fatality pro
Win XP

On te way:
MSI P55-GD65 LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i7-870 Lynnfield 2.93GHz
Patriot Viper II Sector 5 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Thermaltake Silent 1156 CLP0552 92mm CPU Cooler For Intel Socket LGA1156 .

As you can see im not upgrading the Vid card yet.Im going to wait for the price to come down on the 5870s. :o 

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August 16, 2010 1:21:36 AM

Should definitely be good.

Eh your vidcard is fine for 1920 and below.
a b B Homebuilt system
a b à CPUs
August 16, 2010 5:09:00 AM

A few things u should know about SATA/USB 3.0 tech and mobos as shown by our very own forums here
USB 3.0, SATA 6Gb/s, Motherboards, And Overcoming Bottlenecks,25...
Also note that LGA 1156 shall be usurped by LGA 1155 as soon as end of this year/possible Q1 next year if u intending to sink a wee bit on chip + board FYI...
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August 16, 2010 10:28:20 PM

Hmmm.I should have went with an X58 LGA1333 setup.Damn.
August 16, 2010 10:42:27 PM

August 16, 2010 10:46:23 PM

it's a good upgrade. But you really need to get windows 7, it's way better.

And you did good by waiting for the price of the 5870's to come down, since a new series is coming out so that must mean the prices are going to go down.
August 21, 2010 2:54:01 PM

Rebuild done.
Not really happy with the performance Im getting.Can anyone advise me what changes I should make in the bios to get better performance.I have it pretty much at default except I did have to setup up the viper II memory to run at 1600.
Thank you for any suggestions to get this build running right.
Mobo>>MSI P55-GD65