Alright, been discussing this with some friends and want to get some opinions here. My current rig handles games quite efficiently and I will get to the specs in bit. My question is this: Is there something on the horizon worth waiting for? My specs: Asus A8N-SLI Premium AMD FX-55 2GB G-Skill DDR400 EVGA 7950gt KO (non-sli) (2) 250gb Seagate Sata2 Would I benefit significantly by upgrading my whole rig, and if so, what? Or should I just toss in another vid card and a couple more gigs of ram and call it a day? I am a bit skeptical of going to Intel (last time I bought Intel, it was the RAMBUS flop and still trying to shake the aftertaste) but not completely against it as my loyalties lie with performance not manufactures. Im just trying to make an informed buying decision here, if there is some groundbreaking technology that would make me regret trashing my rig and rebuilding, could someone tell me what it is. My budget is approx. $6k for upgrading, but if the difference in gaming performance is marginal, I can be patient. Thanks for taking the time to read my long winded request and I look forward to all input.
Nah, I whouldent use any money to uppgrade that. I whould rather save up a good pile of money and in a year or so buy a whole new system...
It would probably be a waste of money to upgrade on a s939 board. Save up a few hundred extra dollars and do a whole system upgrade. If you are an AMD fan, wait until around Q4 of this year. AMD will be releasing socket AM3 which will support DDR3 memory and have comparable L2 cache sizes to Core 2 Duo (putting AMD back on par with Intel if not back on top).
Kwould;3699774It would probably be a waste of money to upgrade on a s939 board. Save up a few hundred extra dollars and do a whole system upgrade. If you are an AMD fan, wait until around Q4 of this year. AMD will be releasing socket AM3 which will support DDR3 memory and have comparable L2 cache sizes to Core 2 Duo (putting AMD back on par with Intel if not back on top).
You have a 7950. That is good enough for now unless you were looking for sli. You could do it if you have the money to burn. If not, wait it out for a little bit and get your cash in order.
~Merrick;3699801You have a 7950. That is good enough for now unless you were looking for sli.
Agreed. The 7950 KO series is a very respectable card. I also forgot to mention that AM3 will be backward compatible with AM2. Meaning you can put a AM3 chip in a AM2 board and use DDR2 memory instead which, by then, will be much cheaper.
I have about 5k to burn on a new rig, I guess my question is should i do a full rebuild now or wait until ddr3, or just jump off the AMD bandwagon and do a core 2 duo system? I am pleased with my system right now, just look at the 8800 series graphics cards and drool. But if ddr3 is releasing soon, I can wait. This is a bit of a P.I.T.A. keeping up with all these new technologies releasing every 3 months. Kinda makes me miss the good old days when SDRAM was the standard for years and upgrading you mobo/cpu wasn't required to stay on top of the game every 6 months. This is starting to become painful to keep up with and painful for my wallet...
Nah, wait at least until the end of the year. It's just not worth it at the moment to build a totally new system.
Cerberus5182;3702505I have about 5k to burn on a new rig
Personally, i would just wait for a good while as your PC you have now is already pretty fast. Only thing i could see for now is upgrading to a high end AMD X2.
Personally i would wait for AM3 and see how that does against the Core 2's before building a new right.
Thanks for the input guys, I am going to wait to see how this AM3 pans out. The only reason I have the 5k to burn is thanks to a semester overpayment in financial aid lol. Thanks again!
Won't they...erm...want that back once they realise?