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Looking at my Specs, what part should i upgrade? I have 500 to spend and im looking for something that will bring new life to this machine.


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post #2 of 13
With a beast like that, I'd get a 120hz monitor
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post #3 of 13
Agreed with y2kcamaross. You may want to use the 580 to it's full potential with a larger monitor.
post #4 of 13
I'm going to assume you have the Asus 120Hz monitor; therefore, looking at your sig rig (it seems you have a 40gb ssd, although it says sdd). I would say upgrade to the newer gen (and more storage capacity) SSDs
Edited by Zmanster - 10/27/11 at 11:39am
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multiple displays
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Quote:
Originally Posted by arfaad View Post
multiple displays
This or get one large monitor that supports 2560 x 1600. but those cost close to $1500. I wish I won the lottery, one of the first things I would get lol. And then I might pay off my student loans
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post #7 of 13
Get a USB powered DAC/amp and a nice set of headphones. You'll be very happy with how the sound improves everything. I can be addicting though so be aware!
post #8 of 13
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OK guys, i found what im going to get

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820167054

and a second asus 23 inch monitor

I already have a 5.1 surround sound system and g35s, so im good in the sound department, does this look like a good buy? the total is 460 at the moment
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Differently get atleast Dual displays OR atleast a 120Hz monitor.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Birdy1337 View Post
Differently get at least Dual displays OR at least a 120Hz monitor.
Its always fun to multi-task using multiple monitors! makes life easier!
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