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    New Gaming Rig Advice

    Hello Im looking to build a new gaming rig, or should i update my current gaming rig I would love to set up a brand new gaming rig but im having trouble matching a good evga mobo up with a cpu and memory that is compliant with eachother.

    Current Gaming Rig Set-Up:

    Mobo: EVGA 3x Sli
    CPU: i7 920
    GFX (2) EVGA 550ti SuperClocked Versions
    HD: WD 1tb 7200RPM
    Ram: G.Skill 16gb ddr3 1600 (pc12800) ripjaw series
    Sound Card: Sound Blaster Titanium (not entirely sure ive had this card for forever now been swapping it from machine to machine lol)

    i was wondering if i should build a new gaming rig or just update using the current mobo i have? but im not entirely sure on what i can and cant upgrade to i know the memory should be good for the time being, i would like to upgrade my gfx card to either a really good single card or do another sli set up with 2cards. if i can out perform a really good single card i do need a new HD set up that i would love to fix up and cpu i can probably get something better than the 920 not entirely sure though, was looking for some feed back on your opinions i only play Tera and probably will quit World of Warcraft and continue to play Tera and or Guild Wars 2 when it comes out maybe i only play mmorpgs i would love a really good gaming set up...thanks much for your time and concern..

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    The i7 920 is still a good CPU. Maybe upgrading to a newer SLI setup or single card might be all you need.

    For the CPU you're essentially at the end of the path for that socket.

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    ^thank you so much for your fast response, do you think a single really good card would be good to get im using the HAF 932 full tower case so i have plenty of room for a big card if needed or multiple haha.....all i do is play Tera and other random MMORPGs on this machine so that 16gb of ram im definitely not using that to its full potential overkill most likely, however i do need a new HD set up as well, i was thinking of getting the gtx 680 card whenever i can get my hands on one, but then was told a new card is coming out soon and i should wait it out until that comes out and hopefully then the price will drop on the 680 anyways thank you very much for your help i appreciate it a lot

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    A new card is always coming out. From what I've seen of Tera I think a 680 would be more than enough, but then again I would think what you have now would be too. Ask around to others that play the game and see what they use.

    For hard drives I like SSDs. The Crucial M4s look real good for read speeds, and the OCZ Vertex line seems to be very good for write speeds.

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    The m4 is perhaps the best SSD currently available.
    As for GPU's, it depends on the monitor resolution. At 1080p either the 680GTX or 7970 will suffice. I prefer single card solutions, avoiding any driver issues.

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