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as title says what should i upgrade on my sig rig. im thinking sdd + what else?

help me out please.
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You've got a nice rig there good CPU, loads of memory, good cooling and GPU. If you're after a speedy drive with the money you have, what about an OCZ Revo drive? Loads faster than SSD!
Unless you went for watercooling I can't see what would need upgrade aside from going SLI.

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SSD, sound card, and some real speakers.
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post #4 of 9
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
SSD, sound card, and some real speakers.
now thats a good idea, i didnt think of that. what speaker/souncard would you suggest.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by illum View Post
now thats a good idea, i didnt think of that. what speaker/souncard would you suggest.
No clue about sound card.... but.....

Dayton DTA-100a 50w x2 mini amp - $100 (Partsexpress)
Polk Audio TSi100 Bookshelfs - $200 (newegg)
Dayton SUB120 subwoofer - $160 (Partsexpess)
12-14 awg speaker wire (however much you need, found at PE)
3.5mm to RCA wire - $like 2 (partsexpress)

Sound card, maybe an Asus Xonar for music / movies? I've read that's whats recommended for that purpose. Gaming, I hear the XFi is good, but I forget the proper model.

If that's stretching budget too tight, just add the sound card later, get the SSD first over the sound card.
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post #6 of 9
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what do you all think about a second 570 and a ssd?. i might as well try 2d surround.
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post #7 of 9
I'd say SSD and a 2nd GTX 570, then see how much of your budget you have left over. If any, maybe pick up a sound card? Or buy more red bull with a mini gamer fridge :>
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post #8 of 9
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hmmm mini fridge, an interesting idea. i was looking at some of those suggest any? i am gonna grab one as im heading off to college in a year so itll come in handy. (its not included in this price, im just gonna grab it out of need for college.)
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post #9 of 9
You could go for a better CPU cooler, another mechanical hard drive (RAID 0) or 3 (RAID 0 + 1). You could get another 2 monitors and another GTX 570 (although I think that will be a squeeze with $600.
 
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