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So this is what I have so far for my new upgrade.. I don't really see replacing much cause I get good performance out of my rig atm.. The only thing I can honestly see upgrading is

A. Get a SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148441

B. Get better RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226179

C. Sound Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132010
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post #2 of 13
everything fine except for the RAM you are overspending on it buy one of these SAMSUNG 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 48$ the looks of the RAM might not impress you but performance will surely impress you when those RAM overclock to 2000+mhz with low timings thumb.gif here click here and see what it can do
what cooling are you currently using ??? try getting a Corsair A70 for 30$
Hope that helped thumb.gif
post #3 of 13
100% with out a doubt an SSD will be an incredible upgrade. You will never go back to a HDD. Check newegg for the Crucial M4 SSD. They occasionally go on sale for under $80. In fact I saw it that way just a few hours ago. SSD will change the way you look at upgrades.

EDIT: obviously from your link you already know that! Good choice!thumb.gif
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Oh and about sound cards.... Probably also one of the best upgrades I've ever done before as well. Check out this thread.
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post #5 of 13
I will say the ssd will be a must, I added one at the beginning of the year and it kills me to have to boot up a non ssd system now. Nice ram in mind though I am old school with ddr2 to this day tongue.gif I can't say one way or the other about the samsung recommended, then finally thats a rather....pricey sound card? I mean its all in what you want to do and what is in your budget it looks nice and fits pci x, I just keep stock sound cause Im cheap nice choices over all though.
    
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post #6 of 13
and on ssd I when ssd last year a sata II I just got done with a new build 2 weeks ago and I will say that a big diffrence in a sata III over a sata II
post #7 of 13
oo something to look at is a 90 gig ssd and a faster one for the same price as what your looking at


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233204
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If your looking for under 100 bucks heres a good one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233223
 
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I want an SSD that is big enough to use as a primary. I might actually get 2 of the 90GB Corsair FS3s and raid them. I hate HDDs frown.gif Except I will keep my 1TB external, cause I use it to store information that I don't obviously need on my main drive... like pictures, music, photoshop files, etc... main drive has windows, games, and programs period.....
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post #10 of 13
I would say that is a solid upgrade to your existing system. I have started using SSDrives and they are awesome. That said, I remain leery of them and almost always trust my mechanical drives more.

Also, if you haven't read it already, read this guide on doing a win7 install on a SSD

I'm not 100% behind the Asus sound card, but I would select that over anything by Creative Labs at this point. I personally like the HT Omega eClaro card (I bought it through amazon), but that falls into the realm of personal preference and I haven't heard anything notably bad about that ASUS board either. So yeah, get that.

My opinion. smile.gif

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