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Question: Should I wait to upgrade? th

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November 16, 2010 8:06:14 AM

Granted, I am fully aware the holidays are among us. Black Friday and other sales will be taking place. I read this months MaximumPC of Future Tech coming in 2011. Looks as if 1365 boards are right around the corner with new processors in tow. This current crop of video card seem to be able to hold there own for the next 2 years so I don't think I will be rushing the bleeding edge card just yet. However, since I am running the following setup for gaming:

Motherboard: EVGA 122-CK-NF63-TR LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 Conroe 2.13GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor BX80557E6420
RAM: SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL4D-4GBPI-B
Graphic Card: EVGA 640-P2-N821-AR GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
PSU: PC Power and Cooling S75QB 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7 [/size]
CASE: LIAN LI PC-7B plus II Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Should I upgrade now or wait? I was thinking of upgrading just my Graphic Card and waiting until March 2011 for CPU,MB and RAM upgrade. But I would hate to pass up a good sales this year!

Any recommendations as to which path to consider?

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November 16, 2010 8:20:43 AM

^ IMO a graphic card upgrade with a CPU overclock would suffice ATM...
And the 1365 you are referring to is called as LGA 2011, but I doubt for gaming again you would need those as the next-gen Sandybridge CPUs look very promising and actually offer as good or better performance than the current gen-i7s...
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November 16, 2010 6:56:44 PM

Depends on the games you want to play. You should definitely overclock your CPU though. While a single 8800GTS can certainly feel dated you could try grabbing another 8800 GTS 640 off eBay to run in SLI. That should hold you off for a bit
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