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post #1 of 22
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Hey guys,

i use mine mostly for gaming and watching movies on a 42" LCD i run all my games in 1920x1080 @60Hz.

I just upgraded my GFX from a 280gtx to a 560gtx

i can play all my games at max settings at that res so im happy with that, my computer is connected to my home stereo system via optical cable

im thinking maybe a sound card with DTS/Dolby etc.. or new RAM or new CPU

Suggestions?

cheers
post #2 of 22
SSD maybe

I wouldnt get a 6 core with that mobo, in case your thinking about that.
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post #3 of 22
Personally, I'd shoot for more RAM. It depends on what will have the greatest effect for you, though. If you have a nice sound setup, then the sound card could be a good investment. Your CPU's probably just fine for any games you're playing.
post #4 of 22
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SSD maybe

I wouldnt get a 6 core with that mobo, in case your thinking about that.
cant get a SSD there not big enough 64 gb will not cover my games, let alone office, win7 etc..

6 Core, not yet no need quad cores are just starting to be used in games, and 3.2ghz is plenty and i can still OC.
post #5 of 22
Sell your GPu and buy gtx 480


ops didnt see that
post #6 of 22
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cant get a SSD there not big enough 64 gb will not cover my games, let alone office, win7 etc..

6 Core, not yet no need quad cores are just starting to be used in games, and 3.2ghz is plenty and i can still OC.
Use it as a boot drive and for 1 or 2 games you play on a daily basis. Put the rest of your apps on another drive
    
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ssd for boot drive not games...Tc duno the point of an ssd?
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post #8 of 22
Stretch to a 120GB SSD. Sound card would be nice also, if you're ready to deal with setting up different sources.

Co-ax or optical audio can't carry full HD audio FYI. You need HDMI for that, which the 560 can do. Win 7 can switch between audio sources, but it will make things more complex. If you're an audiophile you'll like the soundcard, but you'll have to spend $$ for a good one.
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post #9 of 22
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cant get a SSD there not big enough 64 gb will not cover my games, let alone office, win7 etc..
You dont put ALL your games on it..you just put one or two you play mostly and your win7
post #10 of 22
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not really an audiophile, but if im watching HEAT on bluray i really want to feel it

so look toward a SSD or ram is your suggestion?
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