It's time to upgrade but should I take the green pill or the red?

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  1. Redawgc187

    Redawgc187 Master Guru

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    Welll here is the situation I will be getting an Intel I7 920 an X58 3 PCIE motherboard not sure which one yet an Antec True Power Quattro 1200 watt and OCZ DDR3 6 GB not sure of speed yet depends on the motherboard. Here is the thing at first I was just gonna keep the two 4850's in crossfire and buy an Nvidia card pretty much for physx. But i might actually have around 450 to spend and well i might as well upgrade would it be better to just sell the 4850's and buy a GTX 470 or 480 I don't want to get the card and realize my 4850's in crossfire would have been faster. I am trying to stay under $1,200 $1,300 at the very most. The I7 920 is a must have and a 3 slot X58 motherboard. Beyond that I am open to any to achieve the best bang for my buck.
     
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  2. IPlayNaked

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    If you've got 450, that puts you right smack in 5870 territory.

    500, you're at 480.

    350, you're at 470.

    300 you're at 5850.

    Which you choose is really down to how much you want to spend, they all fit nicely into their pricepoints.
     
  3. Peter Buxu

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    It also depends if you like physx and cude or not:D
     
  4. Sutura

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    As I watch your current setup....I would just go for Radeon 5850 and be happy. 1366 is a dying socket. When the Next-28nm-Gen comes next year, you will be stuck with it. It only supports coreI7 and nothing else. Play with 5850 for a year or two and then build a new machine from ground up. That's what I think.
     

  5. Solfaur

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    Sutura, funny you are saying that as if i7s are ****, hell there aren't even apllications who take full advantage of the speed yet (Ok, I'm talking games wise here). Sure the socket is getting old but since there is not really any desperate demand for more performance right now, I doubt they will bring the new generation out too fast.

    Don't worry Redawgc187 building a i7 rig now will keep you safe for the next 2 years. As for the videocard, I'd try and get a 480 if I were you.
     
  6. Neo Cyrus

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    Advertising CUDA is just a sad attempt by nVidia to advertise something when there is nothing to advertise. They named their architecture something which they advertise a lot ZOMG I BETTER CREAM MY PANTS NOW!! They advertise it as if it's some sort of special feature, what nonsense.

    ATI should name their next architecture Giant Balls and advertise it a lot. "COMES WITH EYEFINITY AND GIANT BALLS!!"

    Actually, XFX had the best advertising going with 99% of their website being perverted innuendos. Sadly they removed that ad campaign a long time ago and I can't find any of it to show you.
     
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  7. Sutura

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    I DIDN't say s.1366 is ***** up. I'm not talking about the software support- I do agree with you. What I mean is: take for example s775 or some other socket and scroll down the list of compatible CPU's. You see: Pentium D, Celeron, Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Quad etc....you have a hundred options. Now look at s1156/1366 and you have only a few. If the person has enough extra cash or he can find the parts cheap enough- I would vote for anything he builds. :D
     
  8. nhlkoho

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    There are only a few 1156/1366 cpu options because they haven't been around for that long. Socket 775 has been around for years so of course there is going to be more options to choose from.
     
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  10. RS-X

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    Take the red pill
     

  11. kapu

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    HD5870 is way to go for you.

    Or if you want to spend less HD5850.
     
  12. Nuke_Meltdown

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    If i were you i would go GTX480...
     
  13. Renegade8100

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    If you are not worried about dx11, keep the cf 4850, thats 1600 shaders with slower mem, so like between 5830 and 5870 speeds depending on how well the app is scaling. I'd upgrade your cpu to the 1055t, get a new sound card, and a decent heatsink. Save whats left for a gpu upgrade for revisions or upcoming builds =). Later you can get an am3 board and some ddr3. Seriously upgrade your cpu at least, your phenom 1 is a huge bottleneck
     
  14. TruMutton_200Hz

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    This, and then upgrade to SLI when the time comes. Oh and, as far as socket 1366 goes there's no reason to panic about getting 'stuck' soon either (as a matter of fact I wish I was stuck on it right now... like, with an i7 980X lol).
     
  15. Nuke_Meltdown

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    Quite sarcastic buddy....;)
     

  16. Mega_Death

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    Funny sh3t!
     
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    Cuda, Physx, Hybrid SLI, Aegia, GeForce boost, dude don't even get me started....
     
  18. ---TK---

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    eat the brown acid
     
  19. Redawgc187

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    Oops already did a long time ago lol. How does the Thuban sound to any of you from what I understand the 920 has more raw performance and is a hell of an overclocker. But the thuban has six cores which might be taken advantage of in the future. I really want to upgrade but there is just so much out now that looks interesting much like the 5800 series now. But now even physx is really finally gaining ground I want that feature to. So many wants and not enough money.
     
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    that cpu have an original phenom? if so I would update your cpu before gpu, cf 4850 is still decent enough
     

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