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Seeing my sig rig there are some things that need an upgrade.

Please don't tell me to wait for the Bulldozer. I'll be getting that for xmas

Motherboard
Graphics Card
Headphones
(Maybe case)

I was given 400 from my parents for my birthday to spend on whatever I want. And I'm thinking some upgrades would be nice

So if you could find the best quality items for that price that would be nice Graphics card does not have to be ATI.

(I am also purchasing a Silver Arrow with money I had before this 400.)
Edited by Sauce Boss - 8/3/11 at 5:06pm
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post #2 of 29
Hmmmmm, I say upgrade the CPU now to Sandy Bridge since it doesn't seem like any games are going to be needing more powerful CPUs than that for a few years. Then when the next generation of GPUs comes out buy the best mid-range one to replace your 5770.

These should do nicely:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103065
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138317

Then spend the remaining cash on a game or two, there's Steam sales every day!
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post #3 of 29
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Hmmmmm, I say upgrade the CPU now to Sandy Bridge since it doesn't seem like any games are going to be needing more powerful CPUs than that for a few years. Then when the next generation of GPUs comes out buy the best mid-range one to upgrade your 5770.

These should do nicely:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103065
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138317

Then spend the remaining cash on a game or two, there's Steam sales every day!
If you read correctly I said Mobo graphics card and Headphones O_O.

Thanks for the advice though!
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post #4 of 29
That silver arrow you are craving.

Edit: you are getting it, another monitor?
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post #5 of 29
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That silver arrow you are craving.

Edit: you are getting it, another monitor?
I know O_O'

I cant wait for it.
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post #6 of 29
I would go for a video card upgrade. I've seen open box GTX 580 go for less than $400 at newegg.
post #7 of 29
Silver arrow RULES! anyways if it was my money, 2500k and mobo, then big ole GPU at xmas.
http://imageshack.us/f/829/dscf3418t.jpg/
^teaser pic words can not describe how huge this thing is.
Edited by adzsask - 8/3/11 at 5:21pm
    
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post #8 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sauce Boss View Post
If you read correctly I said Mobo graphics card and Headphones O_O.

Thanks for the advice though!
Ah I see, well in that case as far as a GPU is concerned I'd recommend going with a GTX 560 Ti or 6950. I actually saw a 6950 earlier for $170 so that's a deal you may want to jump on if it pops up on Newegg again. As for the motherboard I personally would probably go for this here although I haven't looked into AM3+ boards much.

As for headphones my friend swears by but if you're purely interested in gaming there are much cheaper sets with built-in mics that will suffice.
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post #9 of 29
Check today's shell shocker on Newegg. Not really sure about quality, but they seem cheap enough, just thought I would mention. If you want to upgrade graphics, either think about crossfire 5770's (not sure if your psu is up for it though) or constantly browse ocn "for sale - video" section for some sweet deals. There are a couple GTX 470's and 480's up for sale, as well as 2x 5870's. If you really want a new case, the antec lanboy cases look pretty awesome, as well as the cooler master HAF 932, Thermaltake level 10 GT, or the NZXT Phantom. All really awesome cases which I wish I had enough money to buy.
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post #10 of 29
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Originally Posted by adzsask View Post
Silver arrow RULES! anyways if it was my money, 2500k and mobo, then big ole GPU at xmas.
http://imageshack.us/f/829/dscf3418t.jpg/
^teaser pic words can not describe how huge this thing is.
Thanks BUT I will be getting the Bulldoza~ at christmas

I want a new mobo that will support AM3+ and is good for overclocking. (Sabertooth?)

I also don't think a NVIDIA card would go well with my AMD CPU and I don't want to change my CPU.
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