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Sell and prepare for socket 2011 or keep current?

I was wondering if it would be wise to sell my current system and prepare for socket 2011 or keep the current and do small upgrades if needed. System is mostly used for Gaming and watching movies. My resolution is 1600x900(Samsung EX2020)

Current Specs...

GA X58A-UD3R
i7-930@ 4.1MHZ
Corsair HX850
Corsair Dominator TR3X6G1600C8D
Corsair Force 2 80GB SSD (Boot Drive)
SLI MSI GTX 460 Cyclone
MSI GTS 450 Cyclone - PhysX (I know its overkill for PhysX but I went for the looks)
CoolerMaster Haf-X
XSPC RX360 Rasa Kit
NZXT Sentry LX
2x WD 2T Caviar Green

Opinions and insights would be greatly appreciated.
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    I don't think you need much of an upgrade.

    1) Your cpu @4.1 is plenty for gaming. If you wanted to, a 2500K can be overclocked higher, and will perform better, but not by enough to warrant the change. The socket 2011 will bring some higher core counts to the cpu, but gaming really does not need more than 2 or three cores, so I don't see much of an advantage there. Socket 2011 will allow 4 way gpu, but that seems crazy to me for normal users.

    2) 6gb of ram is plenty.

    3) A GTX460 for gaming might be a bit weak for gaming. If you think you want more fps or consistency, then perhaps a graphics upgrade might be in order. Add another GTX460 in sli, or go to a GTX570/GTX580.
  2. Thanks for the input. I already got SLI GTX 460 cyclone. They work wonders. Just curious on when will I need to replace them for soon to be release games.
  3. chitzkoy said:
    Thanks for the input. I already got SLI GTX 460 cyclone. They work wonders. Just curious on when will I need to replace them for soon to be release games.


    "Do not do today what you can put off until tommorow, for tomorrow you might regret your premature action":)

    No need to act now. When the games come out, see how you do. Over time graphics cards get better and cheaper. Put off that decision as long as you can.
  4. Thanks I will keep that in mind..
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  6. chitzkoy said:
    I was wondering if it would be wise to sell my current system "and prepare for socket 2011 or keep the current and do small upgrades if needed. System is mostly used for Gaming and watching movies. My resolution is 1600x900(Samsung EX2020)

    Current Specs...

    GA X58A-UD3R
    i7-930@ 4.1MHZ
    Corsair HX850
    Corsair Dominator TR3X6G1600C8D
    Corsair Force 2 80GB SSD (Boot Drive)
    SLI MSI GTX 460 Cyclone
    MSI GTS 450 Cyclone - PhysX (I know its overkill for PhysX but I went for the looks)
    CoolerMaster Haf-X
    XSPC RX360 Rasa Kit
    NZXT Sentry LX
    2x WD 2T Caviar Green

    Opinions and insights would be greatly appreciated.


    4.1 mhz? Wow that sucks...
  7. chitzkoy said:
    Thanks for the input. I already got SLI GTX 460 cyclone. They work wonders. Just curious on when will I need to replace them for soon to e release games.

    Get two gtx 600 series cards.
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