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I've made some money and am looking to upgrade my sig rig. Budget is virtually non-existent but I would rather not spend $1,000 on something that is useless.

Things I won't upgrade:

Processor
Monitor
Cooling System (I have an expensive WC loop)
Hard Drives (I have an SSD and 1TB drive)
Another VC - one 5970 is enough

Other then that, I'm open to anything. Suggestions?
    
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audio, you can easily spend a K on audio equipment, why is this in ot?
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audio, you can easily spend a K on audio equipment, why is this in ot?
Last time I asked something similar to this it got moved here.
    
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Last time I asked something similar to this it got moved here.
okay, please be aware there will be trolls though cause it's ot. I would head over to the audio section to find out exactly what you should get.
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Do you have WC going to your GPU??
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Do you have WC going to your GPU??
Yup, I just haven't updated my sig. I'll do that.
    
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post #7 of 18
What Monitor do you have?

What about Mouse and Keyboard?

If I where you, I'll redo my PC room into a HT-Room.
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SSD!!! Definitly get an SSD...or get a different case. I would suggest a dell u2711...but you don't want one so
Edited by Sean Webster - 6/12/11 at 5:12pm
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Originally Posted by age_ruler1 View Post
What Monitor do you have?

What about Mouse and Keyboard?

If I where you, I'll redo my PC room into a HT-Room.
I have an Asus 23" monitor as well as a smaller 21" monitor.

I have a Razer naga mouse and steel series keyboard. I'm good on those ends.

A HT room is interesting, but I don't have quite enough money to do that right now.
    
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post #10 of 18
Try arch linux for fun?

Another vote for an SSD- Or if you dont want to spend as much, another WD black and raid 0 them?

A good soundcard (not creative- I am biased and their drivers are HUGE for no reason) and good headphones?

A new mousepad? Maybe one of the super nice expensive ones? (but I am in love with the basic blue mousepads ever since a seller here threw one in with other stuff I was buying.)

Other than that, I have nothing. Some new games? Perhaps some cheap but different indie games?

New quieter fans for your xc loop or case? Quiet is nice. (Cut out any built in fangrills on your case and replace with wire fangrills? Better airflow there means a bit less noise, and the wire grills are close to $1)
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