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Check my upgrade.... to i5 from E6850 Duo

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November 29, 2010 9:18:13 PM

For day to day use and lots of gaming - Before I pull the trigger I wanted to hear some fellas
Im out of the loop 3 years since my last build and my guru is MIA LOL
do these new parts mesh up OK?
I like the MSI MOBO with OC Genie since I dont know who too :ange:  has nice reviews
and do I have the memory picked out OK? 1600 or 1333

ON HAND In my current PC:

OCZ700wGXSSLI psu (In action now)
Antek case (in action now)
1-HD 300 GB 7200 (being used as we speak)
1-HD 300 GB 10000 RPM Velocoraptor (BNIB)
Actic Cooling Freezer,CPU cooler........(BNIB)

Looking to buy :

MOBO : MSI P55-GD65 LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel (I cant OC but this one can for me )
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MEM G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL (do I want 1600 or 1333?)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU EVGA 012-P3-1470-AR GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5
PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



a b B Homebuilt system
November 29, 2010 9:26:41 PM

If you can hold off a month or two, Intels coming out with a new CPU "Sandy Bridge" that might be 17% better then the i5 760 for about the same price tag. If not what you posted looks good.
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November 29, 2010 9:33:37 PM

Hold off? Geees Im busting at the seams to tear into this one LOL

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a b B Homebuilt system
November 29, 2010 9:51:36 PM

Agree with niklas_13. Sandy Bridge is actually being released in early January, so it's more like 5-6 weeks at this point. If you can, I would highly recommend waiting. If nothing else, it should drive i5 prices down at least a little bit (since SB is the new mainstream line replacing i5s).
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 29, 2010 10:09:00 PM

excelerater said:
Hold off? Geees Im busting at the seams to tear into this one LOL


@ 3.2 your Quad core is not holding you back atm, if you cant wait pick up the GTX 470 for a quick FPS boost and in 5 to 6 weeks pick up the new SB CPU/MOBO.

Hmm i some how missed something lol what is your CPU ? MOBO ? RAM ? atm.
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November 29, 2010 10:19:15 PM

the current rig,its no a problem machine its just a little laggy
E6850 Core duo
Gigabyte N650SLI
6 Gigs Ram ,some OCZ reaper stuff - all built in 2007.....8800GTS is my current GPU
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 29, 2010 10:42:32 PM

excelerater said:
the current rig,its no a problem machine its just a little laggy
E6850 Core duo
Gigabyte N650SLI
6 Gigs Ram ,some OCZ reaper stuff - all built in 2007.....8800GTS is my current GPU


I would buy the GPU now and hold off for the rest.

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a b B Homebuilt system
November 30, 2010 12:52:16 AM

The GPU is clearly the weakest part of your build.

The 8800 GTS isn't even making benchmarking charts anymore.
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November 30, 2010 8:24:22 AM

coldsleep said:
The GPU is clearly the weakest part of your build.

The 8800 GTS isn't even making benchmarking charts anymore.



Benchmark charts ?

I have no clue what a Benchmark chart is LOL But I assume its some rating system - and u are telling me
my junk is old ! :fou:  :lol: 
I have the recipts for my 2007 build (which I am on now) and that card was 379. bucks back then - and now 3 years later
its worth 3.79

This industry moves the fastest of any industry on the planet,if you dont keep up with it
in 6 months your latest build is obsolete.....So Imm gonna pick up that 470 and wait for this
SandyBridge Jan thing - Id like to see what exactly happens to the CPU market place...
Or U never know Newegg can throw up a sale ,last week the sold out i5 760s for 175 bucks
now they are back up to 205ish.........


Can any of U fella tell me what the difference between these 2 470 GTX's are ?
I see 10 bucks,and I see a some Drams thing which I have no idea what that is
and if it even makes a difference

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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a b B Homebuilt system
November 30, 2010 2:05:04 PM

The 2nd one has a slight overclock. Probably not worth $10.

Here's an example of a benchmark chart:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/GPU/88

It looks like I was wrong, and the 8800 is only showing up on some charts here and there:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/GPU/90
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/GPU/102

But as you can clearly see, it's pretty weak, and it's old enough that it probably isn't going to be included for much longer.
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December 1, 2010 9:08:13 PM

Ordered a EVGA 470GTX today......
gonna see how it does for me,then its save up time for
the rest
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December 4, 2010 8:45:54 AM

i5 seems like a waste.....
i5 and i7's are dropping in price at a rate of about 5-10 bucks a week.....I am watching it pretty close and I see an industry that is constantly slapping its own products in the face with newer ones
I bet in a month or so an i7 will the same price as that i5 760.....

I'll wait LOL
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