Upgrading.

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aznwarrior
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At the moment, my specs are as follows:

CPU/Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.4GHz
GPU/Graphics Card: XFX Nvidia 8800 GTS 512 (G92)
Hard Drive: 250GB + 500Gb Western Digital Caviar green
RAM/Memory: 4GB DDR 400
Motherboard: Asus P5KR
OS/Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate

I am wanting to build a new Computer. What parts could I salvage from my current build?

I was thinking of getting the following parts:

CPU/Processor: Intel i5 2500k
GPU/Graphics card: (Use my current one and save up for a new one)
Hard Drive: 500GB Western Digital Caviar Black for OS + My current 500GB Caviar Green for storage.
RAM/Memory: 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600MHz
Motherboard: Asus P8Z68 Deluxe LGA 1155 Intel Z68
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium

What do you guys think I should do?

ihatenvidia
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wait for new amd coming out later this year, it might be worth it.

Birac
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Looks like a solid build. I have something similar.

I would also wait I guess. A lot of exciting things is going on atm.

Intel is about to launch their new extreme series cpu and x79 chipset.
AMD is about to launch their bulldozer cpus.

New line of cpus always lower the price of the "old" line. Only new technology they bring tho is PCI-E 3.0 support, afaik. Which I really don't know. If it's anything like PCI-E 1.0->2.0 then it doesn't give much of a boost to performance. I would wait because of the price.

AMDs 7000 series gfxcards have supposedly been delayed to Q1 2012. Nvidia's cards should come out about the same time.

There's always stuff coming out tbh. If you're a gamer then it's not that big a deal. Games so far haven't really pushed the current generation of gfxcards to it's limits yet.

eire1274
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Even if you don't want an AMD system, expect the launch of the Zambezi 8-core chips to shake up Intel's price structure a bit, and you will be able to get a deal.

The Bulldozer desktop core, Zambezi, is not quite as fast as Sandy Core i7's yet PER CORE, but with 8 cores and a redesigned internal bus structure AND AMD's dynamic overclocking system built in, lots of folks looking for horsepower (me!) will be making the move.

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