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October 14, 2011 12:03:57 AM

Well,

Since Bulldozer got stuck in the mud. I am going with an Intel upgrade (should have did it awhile ago).

Check out my System info to see what I have. I am just changing out the Motherboard, CPU, CPU cooler and RAM. Keeping the rest.

I am picking the ASUS Maximus IV Z68:
ASUS Maximus IV GENE-Z Z68 LGA1155 mATX 2PCI-E16 1PCI-E4 SLI CrossFire HDMI USB3.0 SATA3 Motherboard - DirectCanada

Intel i5 2500K:
Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB - DirectCanada

I already have the G.Skill RIPJAWS 2 x 4 gig DDR3-1600 ram kit.

Cooler is the Coolmaster V6GT:
Coolermaster V6GT CPU Heatsink Cooler LGA1155 LGA1156 LGA1366 AM3 2x 120MM PWM Fans 800-2200RPM - DirectCanada

What do you guys think. I am going to upgrade the card hopefully to the new AMD 7950 next year. And might add a SSD at a later date!!! :bounce: 

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October 14, 2011 12:15:30 AM

depends what you have already, and what you are using it for
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October 14, 2011 12:24:31 AM

the 5850 isnt a bad card but there is definatly better out there.

as outlander said, what do you use it for?
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October 14, 2011 12:44:02 AM

Here is what I have now:

Motherboard: ASUS P5K-E
Processor: Intel E8400 @ 3.6 GHZ
Memory: G. Skill 4 gig ddr2@800 mhz
Video: Sapphire AMD HD 5850
HDD: 500 Gig
PSU: PC Power & Cooling 610 Silencer
Case: ANTEC Gamer 900 tower
Sound: Creative Labs X-FI gamer
Optical: 2xdvd rw combo
Monitor: Acer 22" @ 1650 x 1050 res
OS: Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit

I use it for gaming. If you didn't see what I wrote at the bottom of my OP. I am keeping the 5850 till the 7950 comes out. I am changing out the CPU, Motherboard, and ram. Using everything else
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October 14, 2011 12:48:50 AM

good upgrade......id avoid that v6 tho........loudest hsf i ever owned
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October 14, 2011 1:06:33 AM

ern88 said:
Here is what I have now:

Motherboard: ASUS P5K-E
Processor: Intel E8400 @ 3.6 GHZ
Memory: G. Skill 4 gig ddr2@800 mhz
Video: Sapphire AMD HD 5850
HDD: 500 Gig
PSU: PC Power & Cooling 610 Silencer
Case: ANTEC Gamer 900 tower
Sound: Creative Labs X-FI gamer
Optical: 2xdvd rw combo
Monitor: Acer 22" @ 1650 x 1050 res
OS: Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit

I use it for gaming. If you didn't see what I wrote at the bottom of my OP. I am keeping the 5850 till the 7950 comes out. I am changing out the CPU, Motherboard, and ram. Using everything else



A lot of games will show a very marginal improvement when you go from an e8400 to a 2500K , and you definitely dont need a 2500K to run games at that resolution .

IMO your smartest upgrade is to buy
1/ a bigger 1080p monitor
2/ the graphics card

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October 14, 2011 1:09:14 AM

Outlander_04 said:
A lot of games will show a very marginal improvement when you go from an e8400 to a 2500K , and you definitely dont need a 2500K to run games at that resolution .

IMO your smartest upgrade is to buy
1/ a bigger 1080p monitor
2/ the graphics card

+1
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October 14, 2011 1:38:05 AM

Outlander_04 said:
A lot of games will show a very marginal improvement when you go from an e8400 to a 2500K , and you definitely dont need a 2500K to run games at that resolution .

IMO your smartest upgrade is to buy
1/ a bigger 1080p monitor
2/ the graphics card


Thats the plan. But I want the main stuff. Will get a better monitor later. And I am NOT upgrading the video card. Not till the next generation comes out. My 5850 is almost as good as the 6950. Its just a few FPS below. So any upgrade would be almost parallel in regards to the video card. But since a lot of games are recommending a quad core. I think its time to go that route!!! I qill upgrade the monitor as well in a few months.
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October 14, 2011 1:57:40 AM

Oh ya. I currently have the Zalman CNPS10X Quiet cooler. Would this be ok for O/C'ing?
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October 14, 2011 2:35:23 AM

I think a CPU upgrade would be awesome.
Changed my old E8500 for a 2600k.. My pc is blowing my mind (HUGE difference, in loading windows, starting applications in windows boot).

Today is faster to iniciate my windows with steam, origin, asus ai suite 2, bluetooth, marvell lan, msi afterburner, virtu graphics, antivirus in autostart, than my old system only with antivirus and msi afterburner
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October 14, 2011 2:36:52 AM

Thanks vitornob,

I think it will be a huge improvement as well!!!!
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October 14, 2011 2:37:18 AM

System responsiveness <- that's the word! is greatily upgraded going from ur cpu to a sandy bridge.
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October 14, 2011 3:17:03 AM

i've decided to change my mind and support an i5 upgrade, cause the 5850 is still only 1 generation old, not 2 yet.
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October 21, 2011 2:00:58 AM

Best answer selected by ern88.
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