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post #11 of 21
i appreciate the nice replys just love them. you might as well have just trolled me
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post #12 of 21
I agree with everyone stating a SSD would be the prime choice for an upgrade. In fact, why not get two, and send one to me ! Lol, but foreal get a 128GB or 256GB Crucial M4, all depends on how many programs and games you have. In my case I'd snag a 256GB but I lack the funds.
post #13 of 21
Yeah, SSD would help you a lot. Also, with $600, then you could probably grab a 120gb ssd like the m4, then also get another 470 and run tri-sli on your mobo in x16/x8/x8, which wont really bottleneck them. You should also probably back up your data, due to stories of green's failing, so you could get another green to put in RAID 1. You will probably be ok, but that might help you sleep easier at night knowing your data is safe. But your system could probably last another 2-3 years, with occasional upgrades.
GTX 470: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814133318
Crucial m4: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148442
Caviar Green: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136514
Total Price of upgrade: $520

[EDIT]: Although, tri-sli 470's will probably not be neccesary for 1080p for a while, and if you do tri-sli, then you may want to have them all match.
Edited by feteru - 8/6/11 at 7:06pm
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post #14 of 21
6gb ram, 470 SLI, I7 950 @4ghz, you shouldn't have any problems for a few years with games.
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post #15 of 21
Yeah save your money. SSD would be the most noticeable difference I would think.
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post #16 of 21
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I agree with everyone stating a SSD would be the prime choice for an upgrade. In fact, why not get two, and send one to me ! Lol, but foreal get a 128GB or 256GB Crucial M4, all depends on how many programs and games you have. In my case I'd snag a 256GB but I lack the funds.
What exactly would an SSD help him in besides booting windows faster and load times?
    
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post #17 of 21
go for a ssd, 6gb of ram is fine, maybe add 2more gb, ram is cheap right now, and i'd hold off on a new gpu too, until next gen is out. but hell that rug as we speak will last 4 a while.
post #18 of 21
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i appreciate the nice replys just love them. you might as well have just trolled me
I think people didn't understand why you told him to get more RAM... Cause he clearly doesn't need it. And What do you mean by you might as well have just trolled me??? I don't even know how to respond to that
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post #19 of 21
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I think people didn't understand why you told him to get more RAM... Cause he clearly doesn't need it. And What do you mean by you might as well have just trolled me??? I don't even know how to respond to that
I think you just did respond to it.

Anyway, the only thing I can think of for upgrades would be an SSD, and really if you're okay with your boot times then wait till you upgrade everything.

I do like james_ant's idea though: keyboard, mouse or mouse pad. Possibly more monitors or a bigger one? Mechanical keyboards and overkill nVidia Surround and AMD Eyefinity setups seem to be the cool thing here.

I guess I should really say overkill is standard, though. +
 
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post #20 of 21
8gb is optimal for gaming, plus like I said ram is cheap right now
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