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post #1 of 15
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Just like the title says...nothing is OCed or anything, just plain old stock. I am just looking for advice..!

+ Rep to keep it on the positive and not dumb feedback.

Thanks
post #2 of 15
first thing I can think of is switching out the ram for ddr3-2000's.

I don't see too much of a point in a custom watercooling loop because you're not OCing(correct me if I am wrong).

The last thing I would change is the power supply. Definitely don't need a 1050watt PSU for that rig! thumb.gif
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Hmm, what exactly are you looking to do? The largest performance gains you would see would be OC'ing your 2700k to 4.5 Ghz+ as you have a pretty damn good looking system already. The only other gain you might see is SLI 580's or an upgrade to a 680 etc. but again depends on what you're looking to do!

Let us know what you're looking to see improve out of these upgrade and we can give some more concrete advice!

Good Luck, Nick
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I am not adverse to OCing, I just dont know how.

I dont want to watercool or change my power supply. I think my RAM is good enough for my current needs..I only play SWTOR and DOTA 2 atm.
post #5 of 15
Perhaps a new monitor?

A IPS panel @ 2560 x 1440?

3 of the same monitor for eyefinity / surround?

SLI 580's?
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post #6 of 15
Well normally I'd suggest an SSD as that would be the most noticeable upgrade for you but you already have an M4. The only option would be Overclocking which is EXTREMELY easy especially with your CPU/MOBO/Cooler combo! You should get an easy 4.5 Ghz OC just by hopping into the bios and changing the Multiplier to x45! Otherwise there's not much you can upgrade that would make a difference with those games. Possibly multiple monitors would be an upgrade unless you're more into a larger single monitor. You're system seems to be overkill for those games as it is! \

Not that there's anything wrong with that thumb.gif, you're pretty much set for a while no matter what you choose to do whether you OC or not.

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are you going to use tax payers' money including mine? forget it!

srly, another f3, then raid?
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buy two more 580s
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overclock..get 2nd ssd for RAID 0 sonic.gif ..and another same videocard biggrin.gif
 
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post #10 of 15
Personally I feel any upgrade you do on that rig right now is going to just be wasted money, you won't notice much of a difference for the games you play right now. That rig is solid all the way around right now.

However, you will notice a difference by overclocking that CPU of yours. It's an easy OC as these processors hit 4.5GHz with little effort. Here's the guide I used when I first started overclocking mine, should help if you don't know where to start.
http://www.overclock.net/t/910467/the-ultimate-sandy-bridge-oc-guide-p67a-ud7-performance-review
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