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Old 08-07-2017, 12:25 PM   #1
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Comparing a top end system from years ago to PCs today

Several years ago I built a high end PC and believe I spent in the region of 2500.

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 950 @ 3.07GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.1GHz
Memory: 12288MB RAM
Card name: 2 x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570
Sound Card: Soundblaster x-fi Champion fatality
Hard drives - 1 x solid state 1 x 10000rpm raptor
Motherboard - Rampage 2
Power 1000w

Back in the day it was a beast and I can't say I haven't had good use out of it.

I spent a while not really gaming on my PC but have recently started again. The performance is still decent however it is starting to feel the heat. I'm guessing that with the improvement in technology I could spend a lot less and get a lot more performance.

Any insights on what level of system would provide a genuine upgrade would be really appreciated.

I've been out of the PC building world for a long time and am a bit lost

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Applelover

Additional Comment:

Just checked my old posts from this forum. The above rig was built around 2009

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Old 08-07-2017, 04:31 PM   #2
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I'm in the same boat, frankly there isn't a huge need unless you just really want to or if you're bottle necked with your use case.
Graphics are about the only thing you would see a solid jump in performance (assuming you're doing standard gaming and playing semi-new releases).
Even upgrading to a single GTX 970 would probably double your overall graphics capability, much less a 1070/80 and it would halve your power consumption at the same time.

The only other replacement contender would be the SSD, what size/type is it?

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Old 08-08-2017, 03:15 AM   #3
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If you are feeling the itch to build, Thread Ripper, may be a worth while option.
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Old 08-09-2017, 07:53 AM   #4
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Your rig is plenty fast, but newer rigs will consume significantly less power to do the same amount of work. They will likely be faster, and cheaper. Socket 1366 boards still hold a pretty good value on Ebay.
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Old 08-10-2017, 01:07 PM   #5
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Many thanks for the input guys
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