Hi Guys, been here before and you were a great help.
My system is now a bit dated and I've been looking for a New setup what I mainly do is 3D Work / Maya / UDK / 3Ds Max as well as quite a big gamer.
I mainly just want to replace the core of my system / Mboard/CPU/Ram - I think my PSU can handle new stuff and I've also got another HDD. I wanna spend around £500 but don't mind pushing it a bit more, although I'm not sure whether to buy now or wait a lil longer for some new stuff...
I also think my current graphics card should be fine as well as I not long ago bought it as recommended from someone on the forum
Ah cool thanks mate.
Yeah im not to worried about anything other than Mboard /Ram / CPU as i'll probably just keep my radeon HD untill I need to upgrade it as I think it's quite capable of playing games on full just the rest of my setup that is letting me down.
You have a good CPU, you can get just the cooler and thermal paste and overclock it to 3GHz or more and wait for the new sockets from AMD and Intel. Your video card is not very strong so it won't be held back by the CPU. By moving to Sandy Bridge you won't notice a big difference, for gaming the video card matters much more than the CPU.
Hmm, so basically you'd recommend just waiting a few months. I agree my system is fine atm for what I do, fried one stick of ram with lifetime warranty but they're making it a massive hassle to get a new stick so I could just buy another 4gb for current setup and just wait 3/4 months for new hardware release =/