I can't decide what to do with the new Core i7 Gaming rig I just built

wick001

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So I just built this core i7 gaming rig...

Intel Core i7 920 OC 3885MHz
Coolermaster V8 CPU Cooler
Gigabyte UD5 MOBO
6 Gigs G.Skill DDR3 Ram 1333 OC to 1480MHz
ATI Sapphire Dual 4870x2's CrossfireX
640 Gig Caviar Black 32MB Cache Hard Drive
1000 Watt Silverstone PSU
Sony DVD/RW
Apevia X-Cruiser Case w/Upgraded Fans

And I don't know if I should keep it, sell it and build a LGA 775 system for a few hundred dollars cheaper with the Nvidia GTX 295... I just don't know what to do.

This was my first build, and I think I rushed it or something, and could've built it better and cheaper.

Any ideas?
 

Brockavich

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Good lord, that must've cost a pretty penny
 

wick001

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Honestly, I think that I spent to much money on a computer and I think it's overkill for video games.

I mean the joy of a $2000+ PC just to play Crysis at full details, has wore off pretty quickly, and I find myself looking at my old HP Pavilion Media Center Pentium D 820, that did everything else I need it to do perfectly fine, which i spent $500 on 3 years ago.

So it's like, I want to be able to play Crysis and all other games for the next few years at full settings, but I don't want to spend anywhere near $2000, or $1500.
 

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I myself just made a similar upgrade, from a Pentium D rig to a build much like your own, only running a PII 940 rather than the i7. Keep it. If you've already got buyer's remorse on the new rig, I guarantee you'll have seller's remorse the second you part it out.
 

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I actually love my rig, however, the only thing that really gets me mad is the fact that I spent a lot of money on a fairly high end rig, then boom... the GTX 295 comes out being faster in Crysis & 3D-Vantage.

I know it's silly, but I wanted the best for longer than a month.
 
Honestly, it won't be worth it now. Looks like a great build too - the main area you went overboard on was the graphics - unless you're running 2560x1600, a single 4870x2 is more than enough. Even at 1920x1200, my 4870x2 runs Crysis and Crysis Warhed cranked except for AA plenty smoothly. Aside from that though, your build looks fine, and there's no reason now to sell it and build a different setup.
 


LOL, I know the feeling. I spent $651 on a BFG 8800GTX OC2 way back in 2007, when it was the best card ever. 6 months later it wasn't even in the top 10 any more. It always happens. Learn to live with it because there is no solution. Sorry...