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So yeah, I just returned from the Euskal Encounter #19 LanParty in Spain and I came back home with 100€ left (And I won a prize of 150€ which I'll be getting later during this year ) so I thought I'd upgrade something on my PC since I have already pre-ordered Battlefield 3 Limited Edition like 2 weeks ago.

So my question is, what should I upgrade?

I thought about getting 8GB of G-Skill Ripjaws X 1600Mhz CL8 (Can't find the black ones with CL7 here in Spain), would I notice "downgrading" from my current 4GB CL7 to 8Gb CL8? Or is it worth the upgrade?

What else could I upgrade? Any suggestions are appreciated!

These are the ones I thought about;

http://www.pccomponentes.com/g_skill...2x4gb_cl8.html
Edited by kcuestag - 7/26/11 at 6:18am
    
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Ignore my blindness. Posting from phone.
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New monitor. Are you really ru ning CF 6970's on 1440*900?
Read it again, then edit the message.

PS: No, I'm running it as secondary monitor, I run Acer H233H 1920x1080, not interested in upgrading that.
    
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New monitor. Are you really ru ning CF 6970's on 1440*900?
Look more closely, he has 2 monitors.

OP, I'd say go with the RAM - 1600CL8 and 1600CL7 often are the same chips, factory set to different latencies
That CL8 kit should also do CL7 IMO.
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I don't know if it's worth going from 4GB to 8GB ram. However, it feels like 8 is starting to become the standard. Going from CL7 to CL8 isn't much of a difference, from my understanding.
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Ahh fixed
Then i suppose 8gb RAM is best option, i even noticed my useage hit 3.8GB last few days whilst gaming with browsers and other stuff open.
Maybe get some 1866/ 2133 sticks.
    
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Ahh fixed
Then i suppose 8gb RAM is best option, i even noticed my useage hit 3.8GB last few days whilst gaming with browsers and other stuff open.
Maybe get some 1866/ 2133 sticks.
Yeah I did notice my RAM usage @ 97% once while playing Bad Company 2, had Firefox and many other programs opened.

Looks like that RAM will be my choice, or maybe some faster RAM below 100€ @ Pccomponentes.com; any suggestions?
    
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You have a really nice rig not much that can be upgraded with only 100€ but I see you have reference cooling on the gpu's so why not get some real nice and quiet gpu coolers.
    
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I'd say get more RAM.
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You have a really nice rig not much that can be upgraded with only 100€ but I see you have reference cooling on the gpu's so why not get some real nice and quiet gpu coolers.
x2 Accelero Xtreme Plus coolers in my Raven RV02B-W case wouldn't work well at all, the top card would basically cook it's self, I have studied doing that for a long time, plus I'm happy with the current noise and temps.

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I'd say get more RAM.
I think that may be my option, more suggestions appreciated, thank you everyone!
    
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