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so i just bought a sapphire 6950 2gb reference model, and i am going to unlock it to a 6970 fully (i will try to i dont no how to yet)

AND i wanted to know what i could also possibly upgrade other than just my gpu?

any ideas?
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Xtreme OVERCLOCKING FTW!!!11!!! Also, unlock Stream Processing Units
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Originally Posted by rawrjaay View Post
so i just bought a sapphire 6950 2gb reference model, and i am going to unlock it to a 6970 fully (i will try to i dont no how to yet)

AND i wanted to know what i could also possibly upgrade other than just my gpu?

any ideas?
It really depends on what you're looking to spend. By far the largest "noticeable" performance gain would be from adding an ssd. GL

EDIT: BTW, unlocking that card won't be hard at all, have fun.
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upgrade your psu?
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ASUS 23" 1080p + ViewSonic 23" 1080p BlackWidow Ultimate 2013 Thermaltake Toughpower XT 775w Zalman Z11+ 
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post #5 of 21
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Xtreme OVERCLOCKING FTW!!!11!!! Also, unlock Stream Processing Units
im not to sure what u mean about that lol sorry.

can u please explain further?
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post #6 of 21
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upgrade your psu?
what would u suggest?
because i was told my psu was fine
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Seagate 750gb Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Acer AL1716W 17" LSP ULTRA 750watt ATX 
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post #7 of 21
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Originally Posted by rawrjaay View Post
so i just bought a sapphire 6950 2gb reference model, and i am going to unlock it to a 6970 fully (i will try to i dont no how to yet)

AND i wanted to know what i could also possibly upgrade other than just my gpu?

any ideas?
System: My System

CPU
Phenom II x4 965 3.40ghz stock
Motherboard Asus m4a785-m

Memory
Corsair XMS2 4gb DDR2 Cheap upgrade to 6 gigs or 8 gigs, will see better frames in general from this, 6 should be fine

Graphics Card
Ati Radeon 5770 Can always do aftermarket cooling for a quieter GPU

Hard Drive
Seagate 750gb Drop 1tb caviar black for like 60 bucks, or 2 in RAID 0. Otherwise run a small SSD for your boot drive and most frequently used programs

Sound Card
Diamond Xtreme Sound 5.1

Power Supply
LSP ULTRA 750watt ATX

Case
Ultra X-Blaster Black ATX Mid-Tower Can always get a fancier cooler case ;p

CPU cooling
AMD OS Water cooling, Corsair H-50/70? Quieter/cooler

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

Monitor
Acer AL1716W 17" <------ Definitely upgrade your monitor! Look at mine HP 24" ZR24w. its a beautiful IPS and less money than the others, I highly recommend after doing a ton of research on this. You will see the biggest difference from this
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post #8 of 21
Depends on how much money you want to spend.

Good upgrade options: SSD or screen.
    
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post #9 of 21
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Originally Posted by rawrjaay View Post
what would u suggest?
because i was told my psu was fine
45A on 12volts or a 540 watt supply. not even close to a true 750watt supply.But yeah your system would be fine with it but if i were you, i will get a better psu. maybe corsair series like tx650
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Samsung 840 evo 120GB + Crucial M4 60GB 2TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 Professional x64 
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ASUS 23" 1080p + ViewSonic 23" 1080p BlackWidow Ultimate 2013 Thermaltake Toughpower XT 775w Zalman Z11+ 
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i5 4670k 4.5 GHz @ 1.385V Gigabyte G1 Sniper Z87 XFX 6950 unlocked 920/1400 8GB Vengeance Pro 2400Mhz  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 evo 120GB + Crucial M4 60GB 2TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 Professional x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS 23" 1080p + ViewSonic 23" 1080p BlackWidow Ultimate 2013 Thermaltake Toughpower XT 775w Zalman Z11+ 
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post #10 of 21
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Originally Posted by lotdash0t View Post
45A on 12volts or a 540 watt supply. not even close to a true 750watt supply.But yeah your system would be fine with it but if i were you, i will get a better psu. maybe corsair series like tx650
Tx is underpowered and overpriced, XFX 650w would be better.
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