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Looking for some advice. I've got some money to play with, but I'm not 100% sure on what I should do.

If I were to keep building onto my current computer, I'd probably drop this motherboard, go with an SLI or crossfire setup. Maybe a bigger SSD. And definitely keep building onto my loop. =) But the way it sits right now, I'm pretty sure it's going to play anything that comes out for a while.

My other option, is to buy a gaming laptop. Sager and Asus have some pretty nice stuff.

What would you do? If you had my current build, how would you spend 2k?
post #2 of 47
Save money and wait to next year! X79, AMD HD7000, windows 8... it's worth the wait.
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There's always going to be better coming out within the next year. Patience is not my strong point.
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120Hz monitor; after that I'd say hold off.
    
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Well, I would wait too. But if your impatient, Sager makes a nice laptop at a very good price. Depends on how much you'll use it though, if you go to lans and whatnot, its probably worth it. If not, pretty pointless to sink that much money into something to take with you into the next room. Per your sig rig, I'd imagine the next stop is Crossfire.
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Sandybridge, Crossfire mobo, GPU block and nothing else at this time. That may cost you 500. If you arent getting the performance you want out of the card you have, maybe wait til 7000 series comes out, sell your 6970 at that point, and get a new card.

If you are impatient, get the same things as I said above, but get a 2nd 6970, a 2nd waterblock, and a good 750W PSU.
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If videophile and really want to spend money, yes. If couldn't care less about IQ and doesn't really want to spend so much money, no.
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I'm running a 32" Sony LED that I might take back and shell out the extra cash for the dell monitor. But I'd really like to venture into 3d if I were to dump more money into this setup.
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Sandybridge, Crossfire mobo, GPU block and nothing else at this time. That may cost you 500. If you arent getting the performance you want out of the card you have, maybe wait til 7000 series comes out, sell your 6970 at that point, and get a new card.

If you are impatient, get the same things as I said above, but get a 2nd 6970, a 2nd waterblock, and a good 750W PSU.
I agree on this. I would get a i5-2500k unless you are doing more than gaming (image/movie editing), then get a i7-2600k.


Also, does your loop include waterblocks for your mobo? you could always add that in too!


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Maybe a bigger SSD.
How much of your SSD are you using? Are you using it just for big/common programs and the OS? If it is big enough, just get a regular HDD and use it for storage for files/media.
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