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October 23, 2011 8:17:14 PM

Hello Guys,

This is my current build.





Looking for advice on what I need to upgrade.

Approximate Purchase Date: 1-2 weeks

Budget Range: no budget, just looking for mid to best parts

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Video Editing, Adobe Master Collection(Photoshop, After Effects, Illustrator), Sony Vegas, Heavy gaming (mainly WoW/Rift)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg or anything in U.S.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

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a b B Homebuilt system
October 23, 2011 8:24:04 PM

I'd switch over to a 1155 socket board and get an i7 with 8GB of RAM. Leave the GPU as it is for now and get a 7000 series one when they are released.
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October 24, 2011 1:52:50 AM

what would you guys recommend amd or intel processor for my needs?
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October 24, 2011 2:37:05 AM

well intel processor are currently better than amd in the high end range, even the bulldozer still can't compete with the i7-2600k, however, for your video editing needs, the fx-8150 might offer a better performance in multi-threaded applications, since you listed heavy gaming the last, i assume your video editing needs are more important. then go with fx-8150
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October 24, 2011 4:46:34 AM

JKatwyopc said:
I noticed that you listed a Sapphire Radeon HD5870 card for graphics at $415 after rebates. Did you know that you can get a Radeon HD6970 for $330 - $387 before rebates that will outperform the 5870. See here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...


oh this was last year :D , just showing my setup.
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 24, 2011 6:08:26 AM

Oh, Thought you were buying the whole thing. Well then the only thing that's really going to make an improvement in performance probably would be more cores in your CPU for Video Editing depending on exactly what you do and more memory would probably be a good idea. If you move to Bulldozer to get the additional cores that requires a new MOBO as well. Could cost over $400 goin that way. Personally, I'd upgrade the memory to an 8GB kit (2X4GB) and then maybe get a Phenom II X6 1100T and then overclock the CPU to 4Ghz or higher. That would be pretty close to getting an FX-8150+motherboard in performance and end up costing a lot less money.
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October 24, 2011 6:18:11 PM

should I wait for an ivy bridge? planning to just upgrade my mobo and use an i7 2600k.
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October 24, 2011 6:26:04 PM

Waiting for Ivy Bridge is probably a great idea, considering how powerful they just might be when released. There's nothing worse than just upgrading your build only to see new tech hit the market days/weeks later.
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 24, 2011 8:52:42 PM

Yeah that happened to me, I bought my CPU days before Sandy Bridge >_>. Part of me is glad though because of all the mobo problems.

I really would go for an i7-2600k though to be honest, Ivy Bridge isn't out for a while.
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a c 92 B Homebuilt system
October 24, 2011 11:13:23 PM

I'd add a blu-ray burner, maybe get a second 5870 for Crossfire mode. Definitely increase the RAM to at least 8GB, maybe max it out. That's about it.
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October 24, 2011 11:32:15 PM

jmsellars1 said:
Yeah that happened to me, I bought my CPU days before Sandy Bridge >_>. Part of me is glad though because of all the mobo problems.

I really would go for an i7-2600k though to be honest, Ivy Bridge isn't out for a while.


whats the ETA on the ivy bridge?
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 25, 2011 9:07:33 PM

At least another 5-6 months I think.
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