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I have this setup in an Alienware Area 51 case, Asus P6T Deluxe V2 i7 920 with 24 gig ram. It's been nice to play around with, and I probably would get a little more performance out of it with the X5680, I have been watching some of the X5680's on eBay. The X58 machine still doesn't perform like my i5 4690 PC with 16 gig ddr3, and I paid $100.00 US for my i5machine. I guess the question is, do I keep spending money on the X58 PC and hope for a little better performance, or just build a new Ryzen or Intel, and get a board that upgradable for some future component's. I'm really in no hurry, but the big question is, where should I put my next available dollars? I'm sure I could get locally on OfferUp a few hundred dollars for my X58 machine, the case is in almost new condition, this would help me expedite my next build. :D
 
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Pretty much set on 3900x ,waiting on price drop , gpu remains to be seen..
 
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I need a new rig. I've got the case, storage and the PSU, just need all the rest.

What I want is:
The new Ryzen 7 or 9 with a decent B550 mATX motherboard and an AIO watercooler,
32 GB RAM - at least 3200 MHz,
Either a GeForce 3070 Ti/Super with 16 GB VRAM, or AMD's new flagship - preferably AIO watercooled as well.
The GeForce 30 series benchmarks didn't impress me as much as I expected, but I still have to see what AMD's cooking before I decide.

My only dilemma is my PSU. It's a Seasonic Prime Ultra Platinum 550 W unit, which is the best PSU I've ever had, but I'm not sure if it's enough for all this stuff. Theoretically it should be: 100-120 W for the CPU, 300 W for the GPU, 20-30 W for the rest of the system, that's still only about 450 W. I guess it's another thing I'll have to see first hand.
 
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I have this setup in an Alienware Area 51 case, Asus P6T Deluxe V2 i7 920 with 24 gig ram. It's been nice to play around with, and I probably would get a little more performance out of it with the X5680, I have been watching some of the X5680's on eBay. The X58 machine still doesn't perform like my i5 4690 PC with 16 gig ddr3, and I paid $100.00 US for my i5machine. I guess the question is, do I keep spending money on the X58 PC and hope for a little better performance, or just build a new Ryzen or Intel, and get a board that upgradable for some future component's. I'm really in no hurry, but the big question is, where should I put my next available dollars? I'm sure I could get locally on OfferUp a few hundred dollars for my X58 machine, the case is in almost new condition, this would help me expedite my next build. :D
If you aim for retro gaming PC then its worth to upgrade that X58 machine. If you looking for modern OS and modern games/apps you better off with modern platform too. Just my 2 cent worth opinion :)
 
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Video Card(s) RX 6750 XT (RTX 2060)
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AMD Ryzen 9 3900X.

and a RTX3060Ti not sure how it will pan out here in Dutchland..
New faster M.2 Ssd, brand.. i don't really care :p
not sure on a new mobo yet...
 
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Storage SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2
Display(s) SAMSUNG UE57 Series 28-Inch 4K UHD
Case Alienware Area 51 Black Tower Case
Audio Device(s) Realtek On Board
Power Supply EVGA 850 watt
Mouse Microsoft Wireless
Keyboard HyperX - Alloy Elite 2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard.
Software Windows 10 Pro & LTSB & LTSC Windows 11 Pro
If you aim for retro gaming PC then its worth to upgrade that X58 machine. If you looking for modern OS and modern games/apps you better off with modern platform too. Just my 2 cent worth opinion :)
@69, the only game I play is, the one called "Trying To Stay Alive". :D
 
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Video Card(s) Colorful RTX 2060 SUPER 8GB
Storage 250GB WD BLACK SN750 M.2 + 4TB WD Red Plus + 4TB WD Purple
Display(s) AOpen 27HC5R 27" 1080p 165Hz
Case COUGAR MX440 Mesh RGB
Audio Device(s) Creative X-Fi Titanium HD + Kurtzweil KS-40A bookshelf
Power Supply Corsair CX750M
Mouse Razer Deathadder Essential
Keyboard Cougar Attack2 Cherry MX Black
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New case. Gotta have more airflow.
 
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Benchmark Scores Corona 1.3: 3120620 r/s Cinebench R20: 3355 FireStrike: 12490 TimeSpy: 4624
Now adding to that old wishlist an extra hard drive. Eyeing Seagate's IronWolfs at 6 or 8 TB.
Well, if all goes well, I'll be the happy owner of a 10 TB Seagate IronWolf drive by tomorrow's afternoon.
It has arrived!
 
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