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Old 03-27-2011, 03:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello again. Since a drive (2nd seagate now, stay clear) in my raid0 just crashed (thank goodness for backups), figured I might as well do some upgrading since my system is rather dated. Below is what I currently have and what I want to upgrade to.

Any thoughts on it would be nice, thanks.

Current Components
- EVGA E758-A1 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
- Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601920
- CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
- OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1600LV6GK
- EVGA 01G-P3-1285-AR GeForce GTX 285 SC Edition 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
- Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive (done with segate!!!)

Upgrade Components
I do plan on overclocking, so...

For the motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131701

For the CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-070-_-Product

I plan on keeping the power supply I already have, unless I need more power?

Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231445

Video Card: Newegg.com - EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card (possibly sli later)

HD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148357

OS: vista 64 ult. to w7 64 ult.

For sound I have (Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Pro 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card). Would using the on-board sound of the selected MB be better than this card or should I continue using it?

Thanks
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Old 03-27-2011, 08:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Use the new Sandy Bridge Processors..probably 2700k. Faster, and better for overclocking. That's 1155 socket (p67..not h67 chipset)
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Thanks. Original post updated.
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Since you mentioned overclocking, why not just get the regular 580 and overclock it instead of getting a factory overclocked one?

Memory, I'd suggest Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-8GBXH ; it's higher performance memory.

For overclocking the cpu, you'll want a third party cooler. Something like this: Newegg.com - CORSAIR CAFA50 120mm CPU Cooler

I'm not really good with these so you might want to get someone else's advice; this is just the first one I could find with decent reviews.
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Thanks. Must have missed that ram. As for the HS, I already have XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler. Will this fit/work?
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1156 socket coolers will work with 1155 socket, but I'm not sure about 775 socket. I'd think they weren't compatible, but someone else will have to answer that.
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To be perfectly honest, I think you should keep your cpu, mobo and memory. Upgrading to a i7 2600K will only amount to a very small performance boost over your present components.

I think you'll see a big increase in performance by buying two (2) of these.

Newegg.com - EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

and a big power supply.

Newegg.com - CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-950TX 950W ATX12V v2.3/EPS12V v2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

or maybe this one

Newegg.com - SILVERSTONE ST1000-P 1000W ATX 12V v2.3 & EPS 12V 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
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To be perfectly honest, I think you should keep your cpu, mobo and memory. Upgrading to a i7 2600K will only amount to a very small performance boost over your present components.
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I was gonna say too bad the 590 is out of stock, he could get one of those, but then I looked at reviews since you didn't say anything about that, and SLI 570's are actually better. I'm surprised.

definitely
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Does anyone know when newegg will have (Newegg.com - ASUS P8P67 DELUXE (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard) back in stock?
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