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Best upgrade(s) for $500?

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by paulm, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. lilkiduno

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    I havn't quite upgraded to the i7 yet, but i hear good things about the eVGA board, plus it's the mobo thats included on the fastest 3Dmark vantage benchmarks.

    Plus i hear good things about nearly all the DFI boards
     
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    plus thats a GTX 260 (core 216, 65mn die) with new drivers and the die srink i believe the 260 will still be slightly faster then the 4870... now correct me if im wrong because i do not know for sure
     
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    ASUS P6T, I've heard only bad things... Gigabyte, I've heard very good thing (well with ud3 ud4p ud5 and extreme at least... don't know if theres others) but the BIOS is extremely confusing... I heard good things with the DFI 250$ and 300$ one... EVGA has some good boards, others not so much... but the classified is bringing alot of hype

    IMO, this is a great bang/buck

    the RAM... get the crucials...

    for the GPU, gtx 285 is a great card even for the buck... but if your willing to take the risk, 4850x2 is the best bang/buck around... you could also go gtx 260

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    how I suggest you buy your things

    1. 4850x2 (~225$) or another GPU at wtv price
    2. good case + case cooling etc. (100~200$)
    3. i7 + mobo+ ddr3RAM + PSU together (700$~800$) OC to 3.3 or so max then
    4. WC setup... best quality possible for 300$ OC to 4hz :)
     
  4. lilkiduno

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    dosn't he just want to wait for the i7's to drop in price more? and the $500 is for upgrades for his current system. and all of it has to be compatible with a furture i7 upgrade
     

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