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post #1 of 44
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I have some extra cash from selling my netbook/bday (about $250) and looking to spend it on my addiction (my rig) .

So if you where me, what would you get ?
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post #2 of 44
Folding and gaming - another gtx 470
All around OS performance - SSD 3rd gen, I will never go back to a hard drive after having an ssd on my OS.
Monitor - Cuz big monitors are cool.
Full water loop
post #3 of 44
Either another gtx 470 to SLI or a SSD...
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post #4 of 44
Your rig seems pretty bulletproof, the only improvement I think you could do with $250 is another gtx 470 for sli.
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post #5 of 44
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Originally Posted by UsedPaperclip View Post
Folding and gaming - another gtx 470
All around OS performance - SSD 3rd gen, I will never go back to a hard drive after having an ssd on my OS.
Monitor - Cuz big monitors are cool.
Full water loop
All great ideas cept the full WC loop, had one, hated the monthly maintenance.
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post #6 of 44
Better water cooling would be my choice

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post #7 of 44
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All great ideas cept the full WC loop, had one, hated the monthly maintenance.
Oh man that is so true. Having a loop takes up so much more time.
post #8 of 44
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Originally Posted by UsedPaperclip View Post
Oh man that is so true. Having a loop takes up so much more time.
Hardly... if done properly it can last a year before proper cleaning is required. @ OP, possibly an ssd or a larger monitor.
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post #9 of 44
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Originally Posted by Dar_T View Post
Hardly... if done properly it can last a year before proper cleaning is required. @ OP, possibly an ssd or a larger monitor.
Well I only clean mine every 6 months or if I make changes to the loop. Either way, its a lot more work than a closed loop or air.
post #10 of 44
SSD and a sound card, or another gtx470 and a sound card. 470's have been pretty cheap used ~120-150 on ebay lately.
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