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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?
A new CPU cooler so you can overclock your CPU and CPU-NorthBridge.

A new PSU, for reasons stated above.

A SSD for your OS.

A new case to improve cooling and build quality.

A new monitor. The 6950 is going to be WAY overkill for your resolution.
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A new CPU cooler so you can overclock your CPU and CPU-NorthBridge.

A new PSU, for reasons stated above.

A SSD for your OS.

A new case to improve cooling and build quality.

A new monitor. The 6950 is going to be WAY overkill for your resolution.
when u say is going to be "way overkill for my monitor"

what exactly does that mean?
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what would be the most expensive part to upgrade? the monitor?

and i would change the case, but im not to confident to take out my motherboard and everything else, and install it into a brand new case

im not that experienced yet
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post #14 of 21
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when u say is going to be "way overkill for my monitor"

what exactly does that mean?
He means to run your native resolution takes far
less power from your graphics card than it is capable of producing.

Aka. you could run your native resolution maxed out with a cheaper
graphics card, but since u got a 6950, you may as well upgrade
your monitor to take advantage of all its gpu'ing power
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what would be the most expensive part to upgrade? the monitor?

and i would change the case, but im not to confident to take out my motherboard and everything else, and install it into a brand new case

im not that experienced yet
get a friend to help

monitor is what you should upgrade,
it is only a little more expensive than all the other upgrades
everyone suggested, and a much more drastic improvement
in experience willbe had
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post #16 of 21
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what would be the most expensive part to upgrade? the monitor?

and i would change the case, but im not to confident to take out my motherboard and everything else, and install it into a brand new case

im not that experienced yet


It's realllllly hard...

come on, man up





everyone has to learn somewhere, my first computer I took apart was some crummy dell. I thought the clear cmos jumper was an extra fan port that was covered by some blue protector, plug fan in, nothing (I had started to chew on the jumper (dont ask))... low and behold it wasn't
post #17 of 21
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well what kind of monitor are we talking here?

i mean i like to game
and i cant play on BIG ASS monitors you know?
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post #18 of 21
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well what kind of monitor are we talking here?

i mean i like to game
and i cant play on BIG ASS monitors you know?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236059
($15 off w/ promo code APRPROMO15, ends 5/1)

This is a 23" monitor. Perfect size for home, beginner enthusiasts. The resolution is 1920 x 1080 (1080p). Your 17" monitor likely has a resolution of 1280x1024 or there abouts. A bigger monitor with a higher resolution makes more work for your GPU, but gives you bigger images, more desktop space and usually a more involved and immersive gaming experience.

The power of your old 5770 was more than enough for your 17" monitor. A 6950 deserves a bigger screen, otherwise it is overkill.

And yeah, changing a case is easier than your think. Get a friends help, or watch plenty of videos on the internet.

Price of upgrades (appropriate for your "level"):

CPU cooler $30-$70

PSU $70 - $150

Case $50 - $150

SSD $120 - $250

Monitor $120 - $300

The range varies for items on sale, and obviously for the different choices out there. These are typical newegg numbers I'm thinking of. If you want our help in a specific area then shoot a request for which you're considering.
Edited by willibj - 4/28/11 at 11:05am
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post #19 of 21
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well since i have my old 5770 maybe i can trade it on this website for something i might need?
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You could probably sell you 5770 for about $70 I'd say. That's halfway to a decent monitor right there. Perhaps you could even trade it for one.
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