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Old 08-31-11, 10:37 PM Thread Starter   #1

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Would love to upgrade my rig! Need help please!

Today I got a nice rise at work. So I now have some extra cash to spend. Now I'm looking at my rig and wondering if I should upgrade it or not. SB is so damn nice and I would like to jump in but not sure it's really worth it. Ivy bridge is coming soon though. This is confusing!

So I need suggestions. Budget is $600 this time around. What does one do? CPU, mobo and DDR3 memory. Possibly a new GPU too.

CPU: Core i7 3770K @ 4.7 GHz
Mobo: Gigabyte z77x-UDH5
GPU: HIS IceQ X 7970
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB DDR3 2133
PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III Series 750W
Cooling: NZXT Havik 140
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 W/Window Arctic White
SDD: Crucial M4 128 GB
HDD:WD Caviar Black 1TB (Storage)
OS: Windows 7 Professional
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Old 08-31-11, 10:43 PM   #2
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A 2500K, GA-Z68X-UD3H, and maybe a second 6870 to Crossfire?

i7-920 3.8 Ghz | Venomous-X w/ Panaflo HS | Sapphire Vapor-X 4890
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Old 08-31-11, 11:38 PM   #3

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Bulldozer is just weeks away from being released. At least wait until then, compare against SB and decide for yourself.
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