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Hello all. Ok, built my new system, and while its friggin amazing (mainly compared to my previous rig) i still feel like theres more i can do to just make it that much better. Dont get me wrong, shes fast already, but like most of you (im assuming) i like to flex that tech muscle as much as possible. Now i've already OCd my CPU to 4.8GHz, god bless Sandy Bridge for making it so easy. Don't really want to take that much higher, though im sure i could, but at $300 for a 1x1 piece of metal, im not really looking to stress it to death. Looking at the setup, what else could i do to speed this rig up? obviously OCing the RAM and what not, but what else? and does anyone have any good guides to do it (including RAM?) Aside from the CPU i've always kind of shy'd away from that stuff for fear of melting things, but i wanna really see what this thing can do. Thanks in advance.
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Oh, also, $$ isn't necessarily an issue, so if you think there are components that would be better suited towards this build, please let me know, anything that gets replaced will most likely end up on a test bench, yardsale, or new pc for the gf.
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Another GTX 460 for SLI or a new video card like the GTX 580. That's about the only upgrade to make here that would give you a significant performance bump in my eyes.
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what ^ said,i would go for another 460 tho as they beat if not perfom extremely close to a 580 and cheaper too,good luck bud!
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You haven't said what it is exactly you want to do.
Does it play all your games fine? All programs and tasks are dealt with nothing but rapidness?

If you answered 'Yes!'to both questions then just sit back and enjoy the computer, don't worry about spending more money into it.

If you really want speed then get a few more SSDs and chuck them in RAID0 for some quick boots, get 4 GTX580s, and also some LN when you OC to 6Ghz....seriously, you have a monster there
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