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Upgrade, new build or wait?

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November 27, 2012 1:07:35 PM

Mostly gaming, programming and wife surfing internet... Budget is, I'm not filthy rich but I'm not begging for change either. I'm willing to spend 1.5 - 2k (on new build that will last 2-5 years with minor upgrades along the way) if it's not spending money just because it's within my budget. I would need to justify the price to performance gains. Thanks in advance.

Current system

Intel Core i7-920
ASUS P6T Deluxe V2
2 x ASUS EAH4870 DK/HTDI/1GD5 CrossFire
6 x OCZ Gold 2GB DDR3 1600
OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE120G
2 x Western Digital WD Black WD5001AALS Raid 0
CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V
COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP
COOLER MASTER V8

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a b B Homebuilt system
November 27, 2012 7:25:18 PM

Wait til it dies.
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November 27, 2012 7:30:57 PM

I say build a new computer, convince your wife to play computer games with you and pass that computer down to her :)  Always fun playing computer games with my wife anyway... Some experiences might vary lol.
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November 28, 2012 11:31:53 AM

o1di: Why wait until it dies? My sister in law is still using my p4 that I built in 2002 (ish..) and that is still not dead...

derza10: The wife likes Mario, that's it. I have tried for years to get her to play games with me...
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 28, 2012 11:37:11 AM

start saving up for a new computer, oh and is this one working well for you? what games do you play or wish to play MAXED :p 

but yeah that computer is just slowly dieing(kind of not literally) what you need to do is just get a new system and then use that until you cant stand the lag :p  which will take like 5 years
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 28, 2012 11:54:26 AM

Case- HAF 922[99.99]
Motherboard- Asrock z77 Extreme6[159.99]
Cpu- I5-3570K[219.99]
Ram- G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)[39.99]
Psu- Corsair 750w modular [112]
dvd drive- Lite-On LightScribe 24X[44.99]
Graphics card(s)- Gtx 670 MSI power edition[389.99]
HDD- 1Tb Caviar Black[87.99]
SSD- Samsung Electronics Samsung 840[179.99]

Total
1334.99(for just the guts the monitor,keyboard,mouse, and os are not included... we can also add another 670 if you want)
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November 28, 2012 1:40:26 PM

Thanks for the build recommendation. That MB actually comes with that ram free (right now at least) I like the idea of blue-tooth being built into the mb but this one does not have that (not a big deal though). There was an asus one with bt built in that I was looking at recently for socket 2011 and about twice the price

Why i5 1155 over i7 2011? Also, I kind of expected a few "wait for Haswell". My current system isn't killing me with lag or anything. I just got "the itch"...

I should add that I like to rip and encode my movies. I might replace that dvd with a blue ray so I can finally have a way to stream them all over the house. Any recommendations for that?
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 28, 2012 7:22:22 PM

ok cool! here are a few parts that will work with you(oh by the way the i5 has a LGA 1155 so you have to get that mobo, or some otherone with 1155... 2011 socket cpus are like twice the price)
Blueray player
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-12XReadable-DVD-Writable-...
this is extremely nice and will play/WRITE! bluerays so it should meet all your needs(i recommend also getting the other one just so you can play regular disks)
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November 28, 2012 7:37:47 PM

PanicMaster85 said:
ok cool! here are a few parts that will work with you(oh by the way the i5 has a LGA 1155 so you have to get that mobo, or some otherone with 1155... 2011 socket cpus are like twice the price)
Blueray player
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-12XReadable-DVD-Writable-...
this is extremely nice and will play/WRITE! bluerays so it should meet all your needs(i recommend also getting the other one just so you can play regular disks)


Just thought i would point this out because you mentioned it... in the description of that blue-ray player it says "Reads Blu-Ray 12X but only writes regular DVDs"
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 28, 2012 8:08:57 PM

oh really :/  sorry i did not read that very well then, sorry about that
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