Originally Posted by bigkahuna360
But then theres the cost of the trip. And everybody knows that when you go somewhere you have to bring back souvenirs.
Haha yeah, not to mention my Cosmos S BARELY made it past the maximum dimension rule American Airlines has. My friend tried to do the same, but his Corsair 800D case was too big and so he had to ship it by boat. I want my next computer to be watercooled so I need a big case and the weight will be terrible if I try to bring it with me as a luggage.
Originally Posted by jrl1357
there is no reason to upgrade from any i7. just up the graphics. a 68o if you can find it, 7970 otherwise. OR (and this might be better value) try and find another 5870 (maybe used) and crossfire it
I tried the 5870 Crossfire route. It went very well on every game except for BF3 which had terrible micro-stuttering issues. I even lowered graphics to High (just as I play without CrossFire) and the microstuttering only showed when Crossfire was enabled so I just sold it back. New graphics card seems to be the best choice. I doubt, though, a 680 GTX will last me more than 3 years like my 5870 has (first DirectX 11 card released and still kicking).Edited by Schnitter - 5/2/12 at 1:25pm