New Rebuild.Is this a decent upgrade

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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  1. Should definitely be good.

    Eh your vidcard is fine for 1920 and below.
  2. 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
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/usb-3.0-sata-6gb,2583.html
    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...
    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpus/2010/04/21/intel-sandy-bridge-details-of-the-next-gen/
  3. i heard that ATI's releasing a new series of GPUs Q4 this year or Q1 2011 but they're sticking with 40 nm fabrication but the series after will go to 28 nm

    http://www.neoseeker.com/news/14596-ati-6000-series-to-hit-market-in-november/
  4. Hmmm.I should have went with an X58 LGA1333 setup.Damn.
  5. 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.
  6. 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
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