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Well I was thinking on upgrading/ buying some new stuff and even though I got quite a bit of money saved I just can't decide what to buy. I also might not have thought of some cool things to buy so just looking for ideas.

Currently I have a laptop as well as my sig rig. The laptop is pretty decent but I was thinking of getting an SSD for it. The other thing I thought about purchasing was a Black Magic Intensity Pro capture card as Brink is coming out soon as well as some other stuff and I thought about doing some videos.

Any ideas/Thoughts? I am kind of stumped on what to buy/upgrade right now.

Cheers.

-Does not have to be related to my sig rig or directly to a computer.
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Personally, if you can't even decide what to buy then just wait it out. Something will come up that you really want and you'll have the funds.

Spending money just to spend it is foolish.
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Personally, if you can't even decide what to buy then just wait it out. Something will come up that you really want and you'll have the funds.

Spending money just to spend it is foolish.
Normally I would agree with you but I tend to always have these troubles with buying things. I end up having a list of things I really want but can never decide. I have been saving since before christmas and have plenty I just can't decide what i should actually buy.

I was looking at what I added to my sig and possibly a sound card as well as a tablet when I narrow down the options.
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maybe you can buy another 6870 for another 70% increase in gaming performance..unless you're not into Dual GPU setups..
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I was actually looking into Dual 6870 but was trying to decide whether it would be better to wait till june/july for a slight price change.

I think I might grab a sound card as well, I listen to music 90% of the time that I am awake so I figure I should invest in some good quality sound gear to have the true benefit of all my music in FLAC format.
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Go for a nice audio set up! If you listen to music as much as you say you do it will be the best and most noticeable upgrade you will make with your current set up.
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Go for a nice audio set up! If you listen to music as much as you say you do it will be the best and most noticeable upgrade you will make with your current set up.
Yeah. I was going to do it a long time ago but had no money and just forgot about it as I have always used so so speakers/headphones but I think it is time to invest.
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What do you use to listen to your music? Speakers? Headset?

Perhaps look into buying some high quality speakers/headset in that case. That's usually where you'll notice the most change in audio quality. Onboard sound is actually pretty damn good these days.

Or if you really have the cash, do both!
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Normally I would say onboard is fine for most people but it can't come any where near close to an actual soundcard or DAC. Mainly speakers unless it is late in the night.

Already have a high end head set / set of headphones. ...and no their not a crappy pair of bose ...
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I was actually looking into Dual 6870 but was trying to decide whether it would be better to wait till june/july for a slight price change.

I think I might grab a sound card as well, I listen to music 90% of the time that I am awake so I figure I should invest in some good quality sound gear to have the true benefit of all my music in FLAC format.
well thats one good idea..if you can bear the wait and IMHO a single 6870 would still game Fine..depends on the resolution tho..
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