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April 24, 2011 3:59:05 PM

I am debating putting a new computer together. Here is my current computer specs.

CURRENT
CPU: Intel i7 920 @ 3.2
GPU: ATI 5870 1GB
POWER: CORSAIR 850W
MB: ASRock X58 Extreme
RAM: Crucial Ballistix Tracer 6GB DDR3 1600
COOLER: XIGMATEK Dark Knight
CASE: Antec Three Hundred
HD: 2 Western Digital VelociRaptor 300gb in raid 0

And here is what I am looking at.

NEXT
CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K @ 4.8 hopefully
GPU: 2 AMD 6970 2GB in CrossFire
POWER: CORSAIR 850W
MB: ASUS P8P67 WS REVOLUTION
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB DDR3 1600
COOLER: Scythe SCMG-2100
CASE: Antec Three Hundred or Antec Nine Hundred
OS HD: 2 Crucial RealSSD C300 128GB in raid 0
HD: 2 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3R 1TB in raid 0

How much performance would I gain and would I need a bigger power supply?

Any critiques to my build would be much appreciated too.

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April 24, 2011 6:10:21 PM

You wouldn't gain much at all CPU-wise.

You'd gain a lot more power in your GPU's however it'd be smarter to get 6950 2GB's and flash them to a 6970.

You don't need this motherboard, your better off going with the Asrock Extreme4 P67 and saving $100. That money is better spent on the GPU or better SSDs. They'll perform the same running CF @ 8x/8x so there wouldn't be any difference between the WS Revolution and the Asrock Extreme4 P67.

Your SSD speeds would be your greatest advantage but if you want even faster, you should get this with the money saved from the motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Way faster reads and writes.

Are you just gaming with this computer, if you are you should be getting the 2500K instead. It'll save you money and gives you the same performance and overclocks. The 2600K is mostly for HT which doesn't help at all in gaming.
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