Pc upgrade!

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TheGoldenPeanut
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Hi everybody
I think it's time for an upgrade maybe closer to BF3 release or Red orchesta Heros of stalingrad (comming august :D ) I haven't checked the marked for 2½ years so i have no idea how it's looks ATM:

i know my graphic card is too old! I have been looking at:

HIS HD 6970 IceQ Turbo 2GB GDDR5 Video Card When is the 7000 series coming out ?

NZXT HAVIK 140 Heatsink cooler to overclock

SSD OC 128 GB?
dunno about the ram, and if someone got an idea for a new 24 inc monitor with better spec you are welcome to reply

I am a richkid so money isen't a problem

this is my rig as it is right now:
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Processor: Intel Core i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.7GHz

Memory: Corsair XMS3 DHX - 4 GB ( 2 x 2 GB )

Hard Drive: WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb /s 3.5

PSU: Thermaltake Toughpower 750W

Video Card: Club 3D HD4870 Overclocked Edition 1gb

Monitor: SyncMaster 2493HM

Sound Card: Realtek High Definition Audio

Operating System: Windows 7 64 bit

Motherboard: Intel SO 58x

Computer Case: Antech Performance 182

BF3 requirements
This Slovakia gaming site said, this is official HW Requirements. Is it possible that they are out?

Minimum:
OS: Windows Vista, Windows 7
Processor: Core 2 Duo @ 2.0GHz
RAM: 2GB
GPU: DirectX 10 or 11 with 512 MB
HDD: 15GB DVD, 10GB digital

Recomended:
OS: Windows 7 64-bit
Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU
RAM: 4GB
GPU: DirectX 11 , GeForce GTX 460 or Radeon HD 6850, 1 GB
HDD: 15GB DVD, 10GB digital

Main point here is the DX11 and that the recommended is GTX 460. That would make a GTX 570/580/590 a rather safe bet. Unless you want to go ATI and get ...uummm..I dunno something on the similar lines :)

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Well what kind of budget are you looking at. I know you said money isn't a problem, but how much do you want to spend? Because I could put the best computer in the world together for you, but it sounds like you don't want to go that crazy with it.

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Vortex2012 wrote:Well what kind of budget are you looking at. I know you said money isn't a problem, but how much do you want to spend? Because I could put the best computer in the world together for you, but it sounds like you don't want to go that crazy with it.

I was thinking of a budget around 875 $ but i could use up to 2000 $... but it depends on how much i need to change...

I was hoping to keep my, psu. motherboard, cpu, harddisk, IF NOT i could sell my parts for 1/3 of the price that i brought I would make around 1000 $ if it's going good

I want to be able to play on HIGH-Very High in BF3 when it's coming on a 1900x1200 resolution, that's my benchmark

PS. I live in a country with high taxes: ex:

ASUS NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 3 GB GDDR5 Video Card ENGTX590/3DIS/3GD5 costs on amazon 700 $
here
ASUS NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 3 GB GDDR5 Video Card ENGTX590/3DIS/3GD5 costs 928,6 $

but if i can get my parts from other countries it will get cheaper :D

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Oh well in that case it sounds like you could just get more ram, a new graphics card, maybe a sound card, and a new case.

I'd say just get another 4GB of ram if you want to (same make and model for stability's sake), the best graphics card that you can afford, a nice sound card, and a case that fits your liking.

If you can afford it, I'd recommend a Radeon HD 6990 and maybe something like a HAF X or HAF 932 Advanced. If you want a mid tower then the Cooler Master 690 II is never a bad choice.

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Vortex2012 wrote:Oh well in that case it sounds like you could just get more ram, a new graphics card, maybe a sound card, and a new case.

I'd say just get another 4GB of ram if you want to (same make and model for stability's sake), the best graphics card that you can afford, a nice sound card, and a case that fits your liking.

If you can afford it, I'd recommend a Radeon HD 6990 and maybe something like a HAF X or HAF 932 Advanced. If you want a mid tower then the Cooler Master 690 II is never a bad choice.

Thanks for your reply.

Would try to get another 2 GB or 4 gb of ram same same make and model!

Get a ATI HD6970 i fell that a 6990 would be Overkill for 1 monitor, if it went with a 6990 I would go with eyefinity.

Buy a CPU cooler OC it a bit to like 3,2 :)

might get a soundcard; Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty

And wait for the computer to get more outdated fells like it still got Juice yet

I wouldn't change the case as it costed 200 $ and it does it's job really good the best case i ever had it's nice, got dust filters, drops noise from the pc, and excellent airflow.

So over all I am saving a bit until the next REAL Upgrade/new PC

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WHY? are you going with that CPU when you can get something like the i7 2600(k) or i5 2500(k) now or wait a little longer and get the Socket 2011 or AMD Bulldozer?

If money is not an issue then why not get something better than an old school server CPU such as the i7 920?

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You could also go for a ATI HD6950 it's basicly the same as the 6970 just with lower clocks and locked shaders. Now there's a way to unlock the shaders (google it :)) and if you go with a card with a custom cooler it should be able to reach the 6970 clock speed.

So if you don't mind doing a little work then there should be a little money you can spend somewhere else on your system.

Other then that more ram sounds like a good idea. SSDs er nice but still kinda pricy imo.

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He already has the i7 920 and considering he had it paired with a 1GB HD4870 i'd say he has had the i7 CPU for a while...

OT: I recently upgraded from a 1GB HD4870 to a 2GB HD6970 and I am very happy with the upgrade. I'm also running a similar CPU to you and I'd say you definitely don't need to upgrade that yet, my i7 930 runs everything flawlessly.

Gaming PC: i7 930@4Ghz, Noctua NH-U12P SE2, ASUS P6X58D-E, 2x Sapphire 2GB HD6970s in Crossfire, 12GB 1600Mhz G.Skill Ripjaws, 160GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD, 3x Samsung 1TB F3, 1x Samsung 2TB F4, Corsair 650D, Corsair AX-850.

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Little BaBy JESUS wrote:He already has the i7 920 and considering he had it paired with a 1GB HD4870 i'd say he has had the i7 CPU for a while...

OT: I recently upgraded from a 1GB HD4870 to a 2GB HD6970 and I am very happy with the upgrade. I'm also running a similar CPU to you and I'd say you definitely don't need to upgrade that yet, my i7 930 runs everything flawlessly.
Little BaBy JESUS wrote:He already has the i7 920 and considering he had it paired with a 1GB HD4870 i'd say he has had the i7 CPU for a while...

OT: I recently upgraded from a 1GB HD4870 to a 2GB HD6970 and I am very happy with the upgrade. I'm also running a similar CPU to you and I'd say you definitely don't need to upgrade that yet, my i7 930 runs everything flawlessly.
Little BaBy JESUS wrote:He already has the i7 920 and considering he had it paired with a 1GB HD4870 i'd say he has had the i7 CPU for a while...

OT: I recently upgraded from a 1GB HD4870 to a 2GB HD6970 and I am very happy with the upgrade. I'm also running a similar CPU to you and I'd say you definitely don't need to upgrade that yet, my i7 930 runs everything flawlessly.
Little BaBy JESUS wrote:He already has the i7 920 and considering he had it paired with a 1GB HD4870 i'd say he has had the i7 CPU for a while...

OT: I recently upgraded from a 1GB HD4870 to a 2GB HD6970 and I am very happy with the upgrade. I'm also running a similar CPU to you and I'd say you definitely don't need to upgrade that yet, my i7 930 runs everything flawlessly.
Little BaBy JESUS wrote:He already has the i7 920 and considering he had it paired with a 1GB HD4870 i'd say he has had the i7 CPU for a while...

OT: I recently upgraded from a 1GB HD4870 to a 2GB HD6970 and I am very happy with the upgrade. I'm also running a similar CPU to you and I'd say you definitely don't need to upgrade that yet, my i7 930 runs everything flawlessly.

good reply! :)

i got my PC 2½ years ago brought the 920 as soon when it came out!

it has only been the last 6 month, there really have been some heavy Graphic games.

i personally fells that the 920 still got some juice can still keep up with new games and even better if i OC a little

I will wait and see what happens at fall when BF3 and ES Skyrim comes out

only thing is if i should upgrade now, wait for august - September (might be a little price drop? )

or see if there is any new on the 7000 Series / new nVidia serie

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Yeah if you can, you should definately wait. There's a ton of new stuff scheduled to come out Q4 this year. Nothing is really set in concrete tho so you never know if the deadlines will hold up. The current dates are only based on roadmaps and rumours.