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Upgrade bug bit me. What else to do?

post #1 of 9
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Ok, I am yet to change everything in my sig rig, but I picked up a HX1050, 8gb of Vengence ram, and a 90gb Force series 3 SSD and a NZXT sleeved lighting kit. My bro was building a new rig, so I figured my PSU and ram were only a couple months old and I wanted to upgrade anyways, so I gave him my X750 and my 4gb of Hyper X. Now I am just wondering what I want to do next as always lol.



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post #2 of 9
Looking at your gear there's a couple of things I'd suggest:

1) Watercool
2) Grab another monitor
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Well I see no reason to water cool with the temps I currently get. I want to get another monitor, not sure what tho.
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post #4 of 9
Quality sound card & nice set of cans.
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post #5 of 9
Maybe get 2 more Samsungs of the same kind and go 3-way? Hehe
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post #6 of 9
You're not going to get any more performance from that AMD build. Best think you could do would be to switch to a 2500/2600.
post #7 of 9
Sleeve all your cables or if your video cards are getting hot you could get some nice after market coolers for them.
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post #8 of 9
If I were you, my priority would be this,

1) Extra monitor. Once you go 2 monitors, you can never go back. 2233rz for gaming, IPS panel for Skype/MSN, Youtube, temps gauge, movies, etc. Awesome.

2) Sound card w/ Speakers+cans. Creative Titanium w/ AD700 for gaming.

3) Go 2500k/2600k. Not necessary at this point, if you are happy with your current performance.
    
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post #9 of 9
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I am happy with the current performance for the price of what it would cost to upgrade, especially with all that new Intel stuff around the corner, I have no problem waiting. This monitor does not do 1080P, So I want to upgrade. Sound card is a definite. I picked up some Steel Series H7's yesterday because they said they were 7.1, but I hate the "USB soundcard" dongle, and They don't sound any better than me just plugging in my 360's X31's.

Also, my bro is looking to get a new TV, but he wants to use it for gaming. He currently has a 40 inch Samsung LCD, and it looks like crap when he hooks it up to his pc via hdmi.
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AMD Phenom II X6 1090T BE @4GHz Asus Sabertooth 990FX SLI EVGA GeForce GTX 570 Corsair Vengence (2x4gb) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair Force 3 90gb, WD Caviar Black 1tb Windows 7 Home Premium X64 Samsung SM 2233RZ Microsoft Wireless Entertainment Keyboard 7000 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair HX1050W Modular PSU HAF 932 Razer Naga 
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AMD Phenom II X6 1090T BE @4GHz Asus Sabertooth 990FX SLI EVGA GeForce GTX 570 Corsair Vengence (2x4gb) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair Force 3 90gb, WD Caviar Black 1tb Windows 7 Home Premium X64 Samsung SM 2233RZ Microsoft Wireless Entertainment Keyboard 7000 
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