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Hey guys,


I upgraded my system a few months ago an i feel like i have a solid system but not a "great" system. I've been out of the game for awhile and not sure about whats coming up for releases or anything like that.


i don't game much anymore. i will be playing mass effect 3 when it comes out. and basically i watch movies and just do the internet thing.


what do you guys think of my system, and what do you recommend for upgrades?
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post #2 of 14
eh..either a better motherboard and 960T
..or a 2500K and z68 motherboard
and an ssd
 
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post #3 of 14
1) Motherboard before that one blows up. And it will with a Thuban on it, eventually.
2) You need a SSD. wink.gif
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post #4 of 14
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post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 
i was thinking about buying this motherboard tonight, suggestions?


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128514
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post #6 of 14
If ur gunna change ur MOBO u might as well come to the intel side. They perform better in games and just in general.

Alternatively you can get an SSD and notice a just in responsiveness in ur computer.
(Crucial M4 is the way to go)
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post #7 of 14
Thread Starter 
will you guys give me a suggestion for the best ssd under 150
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post #8 of 14
crucial m4 64GB
that motherboard is OK
the biostar 990fx is good,too.. erm..i feel it's better than that one
then sabertooth..then...ch5
there's also m5a99
 
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MouseMouse PadAudio
cheap! Newegg box panel ibeats with onboard. 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1075T w/2 cores locked @ 4.2+ M4a89GTD-Pro XFX Radeon HD 5870 8gb Samsung ddr3 1600 11-11-11-28@ 8-8-8-24 
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OCZ Agility2 40gb WD Blue 500GB Lite-On RASA waterblock 
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AMD Phenom II X6 1075T w/2 cores locked @ 4.2+ M4a89GTD-Pro XFX Radeon HD 5870 8gb Samsung ddr3 1600 11-11-11-28@ 8-8-8-24 
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post #9 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post

crucial m4 64GB
that motherboard is OK
the biostar 990fx is good,too.. erm..i feel it's better than that one
then sabertooth..then...ch5
there's also m5a99

This. Or you can see if the Corsair Force 3 is still on sale for $150. smile.gif
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial MX100 256GB WD Green 2TB DVDRW Corsair H50 Push / Pull 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
NZXT 120mm fans strapped to stock 7970 cooler Windows 10 Pro Dell 3007WFP Dell 2007FP 
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Dell 2007FP Cheap Toshiba (R.I.P. Ducky) PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKIII 950w Cheap Garbage (free) 
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Logitech G602 Yardsale Special 
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Intel Core i5 3330 Asus H61 MSI GTX 750Ti Low Profile 2x4GB Hynix DDR3-1333 
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60GB Kingston SSD 1TB Seagate Samsung DVDRW CoolerMaster Gemin II 
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Windows 8.1 + Steam Big Picture / Plex HT 50" Insignia LED 1080p Logitech Rosewill Green 530w 
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post #10 of 14
a decent z68 motherboard. I have the gigabyte z68x-ud3r-b3 and love it. grab yourself a 2500k and a decent SSD (corsair, ocz) and you're set.
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