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post #1 of 31
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Hello,

I recently have built this rig, I didn't look at OCN when building this computer. I was wondering what you guys would change/add on this.

I am getting an 6970 so factor that in.
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post #2 of 31
I'd upgrade the graphics card for sure. As you already said you were doing.

Also is your monitor able to run 1080p? If you plan on upgrading the graphics card, I'd make sure it runs 1080p.

This isn't something to buy but, I would try and maybe overclock that i7 to 4.8GHz. But make sure HT is off if and when you do.
    
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post #3 of 31
Erm, Probably the OS, Maybe take it to the Windows 7 Ultimate (sorry your machine is pretty much the king, no upgrades needed).

You could crossfire that 6970 with another 6970 for an over powerful machine.
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post #4 of 31
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Yes, my monitor is 1080p of course.

I'm still playing with the OC, I think I may be able to get 4.8 stable at 3.55 or 3.6. I was doing tests and I was failing a couple hours later on prime at 3.5.

I will probably upgrade to Win8 after its been out for a while and maybe do an upgrade to professional (I don't see a need for ultimate personally). I am considering doing SLI 6970's when the prices drop.

Also brand recommendations (not that I would buy an equivalent brand for the same performance) but I like to know what brands people like.
Edited by B-rock - 10/29/11 at 8:03am
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post #5 of 31
I'd add a sound card after the video card
post #6 of 31
Get another GTS 450 for SLI.
post #7 of 31
Yeah, I would definitely crossfire 6970's since nothing else needs to be upgraded. And as Danker16 said, Throw in a sound card. You will love it for gaming. Much better then onboard.

Also, I wouldn't change the OS unless he plans on using more than 16GB. Which should be enough for sure.
    
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post #8 of 31
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Haha, love them GTS 450's . I have considered a sound card but 90% of the time I use headphones. I don't think there is a difference in sound quality?(Correct me if I'm wrong)
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post #10 of 31
Ditch that 450
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