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What should i add to my PC?

post #1 of 24
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Hi Guys,

I Bought my PC a half week ago

Here is the specs:

Motherboard : ASRock Z68 EXTREME3 GEN3
CPU : Intel Core i5-2500K
Ram : Mushkin 16 GB 9-9-9-24 @ 1600MHz
GPU : Waiting for the new series
HDD : WD 1TB Black
PSU : Mushkin Joule 700w
Case: Cooler Master 690 II Advanced
Monitor: Asus VE228H

The question is:What should i add to my pc?
post #2 of 24
RAID 0 config maybe? what do you think or a ssd
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Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB Samsung 840 250GB ASUS DRW-24B3ST Custom Watercooling (Direct die) 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB Samsung 840 250GB ASUS DRW-24B3ST Custom Watercooling (Direct die) 
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Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit ASUS VS247H Logitech G110 OCZ StealthXStream 700W 
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post #3 of 24
An SSD for OS and apps maybe?
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i5 2500k @ 4.8 GHZ 1.33v  ASUS P8P67 PRO 3.0 Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 7950 1000/1575 1.149v 12 GB Kingston DDR3 1600 MHZ 
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Kingston 96GB SSD  Caviar Green 1TB storage  Plextor PX-L890 SA 24x DVD-RW Noctua NH-D14 
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Windows 7 Professional 64 bit IPS Dell Ultrasharp U2412M 24" Logitech G110 Corsair AX1200  
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My Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k @ 4.8 GHZ 1.33v  ASUS P8P67 PRO 3.0 Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 7950 1000/1575 1.149v 12 GB Kingston DDR3 1600 MHZ 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Kingston 96GB SSD  Caviar Green 1TB storage  Plextor PX-L890 SA 24x DVD-RW Noctua NH-D14 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Professional 64 bit IPS Dell Ultrasharp U2412M 24" Logitech G110 Corsair AX1200  
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Cooler Master HAF X Razer Deathadder Razer Goliathus Asus Xonar DG 
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JVC HA-RX900  
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post #4 of 24
SSD? i've added an ssd for my system and its less half of the time it would take to load up/shut down/installing stuff

i highly advice the crucial m4
post #5 of 24
Why waste time waiting for the new series video cards? They're delayed til second Quarter of the year aren't they?
post #6 of 24
What cooling are you using for the cpu?

Also a discrete soundcard is a good idea. Onboard sound is crap.
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Intel 6800K Asus X99-A II Zotac 1080Ti AMP Extreme Edition G. Skill Trident Z - 32GB/ 3200Hz/CL14/Quad  
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Sandisk Extreme Pro 480GB Corsair H100i V2 - w/ML120 Pro Fans Windows 10 Home 64 Bit Acer Z35P 1440P G-Sync 
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Steelseries Merc  EVGA Supernova G2 1000W Corsair 450D Mionix Naos 8200 
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Inwin Batmat Aluminum Sound Blaster Z Logitech Z906 - 5.1 Maxnomic Commander S-III Gaming Chair 
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Intel G3440 Asus B85M-E/CSM EVGA GTX 950 Patriot Viper 3 - 2x8GB 1600hz 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 6800K Asus X99-A II Zotac 1080Ti AMP Extreme Edition G. Skill Trident Z - 32GB/ 3200Hz/CL14/Quad  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Sandisk Extreme Pro 480GB Corsair H100i V2 - w/ML120 Pro Fans Windows 10 Home 64 Bit Acer Z35P 1440P G-Sync 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Steelseries Merc  EVGA Supernova G2 1000W Corsair 450D Mionix Naos 8200 
Mouse PadAudioAudioOther
Inwin Batmat Aluminum Sound Blaster Z Logitech Z906 - 5.1 Maxnomic Commander S-III Gaming Chair 
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Intel G3440 Asus B85M-E/CSM EVGA GTX 950 Patriot Viper 3 - 2x8GB 1600hz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung EVO 850 - 500GB + 4TB/3TB x 2/2TB WD Green LG CH12LS28 Bluray Scythe Big Shuriken 2 w/Corsair SP120 Fan Windows 10 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 75" TV.... GooBang Doo MX3 Corsair CX430 V2 NMEDIAPC HTPC 6000B w/ Pro LCD Module 
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GooBang Doo MX3 
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post #7 of 24
I also noticed you don't have a CPU cooler (?)
What's your budget?
My Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k @ 4.8 GHZ 1.33v  ASUS P8P67 PRO 3.0 Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 7950 1000/1575 1.149v 12 GB Kingston DDR3 1600 MHZ 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Kingston 96GB SSD  Caviar Green 1TB storage  Plextor PX-L890 SA 24x DVD-RW Noctua NH-D14 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Professional 64 bit IPS Dell Ultrasharp U2412M 24" Logitech G110 Corsair AX1200  
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Cooler Master HAF X Razer Deathadder Razer Goliathus Asus Xonar DG 
Audio
JVC HA-RX900  
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My Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k @ 4.8 GHZ 1.33v  ASUS P8P67 PRO 3.0 Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 7950 1000/1575 1.149v 12 GB Kingston DDR3 1600 MHZ 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Kingston 96GB SSD  Caviar Green 1TB storage  Plextor PX-L890 SA 24x DVD-RW Noctua NH-D14 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Professional 64 bit IPS Dell Ultrasharp U2412M 24" Logitech G110 Corsair AX1200  
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Cooler Master HAF X Razer Deathadder Razer Goliathus Asus Xonar DG 
Audio
JVC HA-RX900  
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post #8 of 24
An SSD would be nice. although you could just get another WD black and RAID 0 them. They're fast drives and in RAID 0 they'll have excellent performance rivaling that of an SSD.
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A-Data 128GB SSD Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Pioneer BDR-207DBK Corsair H80 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 7 pro 64 Hannspree 25" 1080p LCD 2ms Razer Lycosa PC Power & Cooling 760w 
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post #9 of 24
1 vote for sound card.
post #10 of 24
cpu cooler so you can OC that or ssd
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Samsung 850 EVO 250GB OS 830 256GB  2xWD Caviar Black 640GB 64MB WD Caviar Green 1TB 64MB 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB OS 830 256GB  2xWD Caviar Black 640GB 64MB WD Caviar Green 1TB 64MB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Intel 600p 256GB LG DVD drive CPU: Noctua NH-D15 GPU: Accelero Xtreme 7970 
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Windows 10 64bit ASUS 27" LED VE278Q  BenQ 22" Logitech 710+ MX Brown 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX850W NZXT Switch 810 White Logitech G500 Steelseries 9HD 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
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