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So if some of you have noticed me asking alot of questions recently about sli and water cooling, its because my father won a 5k lotto ticket given to him as a joke gift. needless to say the joke was on my friend but i digress...

hes given each family member 1k and i fully intend to squander this on computer parts and i have no clue what to do...

factors that are important to me are i want an SLI setup with watercooling pref but doesnt need to have it

i need a monitor to go with my current one so thats gota stay within the budget and its gotta be 22" +


im going to sell my current GPU and mobo. PSU will prob also need to go (CPU if you think i should)

factor the potential costs of these into the decision as well

need some advice
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post #2 of 45
to be honest you dont need to really do anything. maybe sell the 560ti and get two 570's?

maybe a 2600k and a nice mobo?


dont really need to watercool i mean if you reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally want to go for it, but not necessary. get a new case FOR SURE


haf 932 or te corsair 600T SE maybe?


newegg has a sweet deal on a 24" acer rightg now for 160 shipped, or you could get a nice LED ASUS monitor (1080p)

or get a nice little audio setup for a few bucks.


to be honest i'd spend 500 and save 500, you never know when youre going to need it
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post #3 of 45
honestly your sig rig looks pretty good already my suggestion:
upgrade to 2600k, new mobo (ga-p67-ud7), spend the rest on a wc system if you have desire to or spend it on getting a new monitor and graphics

you can probably pull an extra 300 if you sell you current mobo, cpu, gpu
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post #4 of 45
I suggest watercooling or Case labs case. Or both
    
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post #5 of 45
I just wanna say, grats on the lotto LOL.
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post #6 of 45
Agreed with other PC looks good if anything upgrade the Monitor as you have listed as Cheap Cheapo thing or depending in your needs the Graphics card if gaming. Should be able to sell yours and just pay a bit of difference for an upgraded one. Replace the Mobo.
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post #7 of 45
Why not sell your current card, and pick up two more and a nice monitor.

Then save the rest for future upgrades, or do something else with it!
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post #8 of 45
If it were up to me, my priorities would be:
1. Case. Lasts forever (CaseLabs? )
2. Monitor...I think? Your monitor can't be that bad...
3. Water-cool!!
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post #9 of 45
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LocKDowN2222* View Post
I just wanna say, grats on the lotto LOL.
we were freaking out and i threw the quarter pound hotdog we had on the ground... money couldnt buy me a new one as that was the last 1
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post #10 of 45
I recommend putting the money into an RRSP.
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