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Upgrade Dilemma I7 vs new MB

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August 14, 2012 3:12:44 PM

I need opinions on upgrade cost considerations vs future proofing etc, on my i7 920

Here are the specs:
Thermaltake Armor VA8003BWS (Modded)| EVGA X58 Classified sli 760 | Intel I7 920 (non-overclocked)| Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme cpu cooler | Crucial Balistix 6gb DDR3 1600| Intel X-25M SSD 80gb | WDC WD6401AALS 640 gb | Sapphire Vapor-X 5870 HD Gpu | Antec TPQ-850 850W Quattro PSU | Claro Halo XT Sound Card |Klipsch Pro Media 5.1 Audio | Dell 2405 FPW Monitor | Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1.

Im thinking if the 990x comes down to below $500 i should upgrade and squeeze a few more years as opposed to all new everything, this setup was built in Dec 2009 i think. i could upgrade ram and gpu much cheaper than new mb, cooler, ram, etc.

I might add the system is still pretty strong, but i'm noticing some slow downs in games etc, and think its getting slower in its old age, i know nothing about overclocking, so thats not a good option for me...Thanks for your comments.

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August 14, 2012 4:22:07 PM

You know what? dont waist your money! learn how to overclock, and do it! it aint too hard, plus if you need guides, etc, then simply drop a post in the OCing category.
August 14, 2012 4:43:08 PM

Theres that word again...future proofing...thanks for killing another pixie.
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August 14, 2012 4:50:04 PM

Just overclock, you even have an aftermarket cooler :lol: 

Buy a new GPU if you need to buy something.
August 14, 2012 5:20:31 PM

yeah GPU if you're ready to drop ~$500. GTX 670