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just got $200 for some work i did and need advice on where to spend it. is there anything in my rig that is sub par or bottlenecking?

i found some Q15's on the ground at the airport the other day so im all set with headphones. the main thing i do is game, BF3. and im thinking about folding here soon.

EDIT: maybe a couple hardrives for a RAID?
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I dunno, your rig looks pretty smexy.

Maybe a 120hz monitor?
    
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You could get a soundcard (I was skeptical at first, but it makes all the difference). The Xifi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro is about $150 and works great. I got it when I started playing BFBC2 and the combat sounds *amazing.* Pair it with a good pair of headphones/speakers and your gaming experience will change. You could also get a slightly bigger/better monitor if you wanted to. Other than that, your rig is really solid.
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Keep saving, wait till BF3 comes and out and see how demanding the game is.If the graphics are really demanding pick up another 580 for SLI insanity
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Save the money.
But if you really want to spend it, go AD700s + Asus Xonar DG (or better)
    
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post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by McAlberts View Post
just got $200 for some work i did and need advice on where to spend it. is there anything in my rig that is sub par or bottlenecking?

i found some Q15's on the ground at the airport the other day so im all set with headphones. the main thing i do is game, BF3. and im thinking about folding here soon.

EDIT: maybe a couple hardrives for a RAID?
Wow....nice rig!

Not much you can upgrade.....but I guess like someone else said, a stand-a-lone sound card is a good upgrade for music / gaming.

Also, do you have a mechanical keyboard?
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You could get a soundcard (I was skeptical at first, but it makes all the difference). The Xifi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro is about $150 and works great. I got it when I started playing BFBC2 and the combat sounds *amazing.* Pair it with a good pair of headphones/speakers and your gaming experience will change. You could also get a slightly bigger/better monitor if you wanted to. Other than that, your rig is really solid.
Don't go for Fatal1ty products... expensive as hell.

OP get the X-Fi Titanium (or even Titanium HD) if you want to buy a soundcard and go Creative.
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Don't go for Fatal1ty products... expensive as hell.

OP get the X-Fi Titanium (or even Titanium HD) if you want to buy a soundcard and go Creative.
Fatal1ty products are definitely expensive, but they do perform well. I got mine on a Newegg shellshocker for like 60% off or somewhere around there
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A new case. Lian Li/Silverstone
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A new case. Lian Li/Silverstone
^this the ONLY thing I would add is a case.
    
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