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post #21 of 39

If you want to oc,, then better cooler + whatever else. if your monitor is not 1080 or better, I would upgrade that. Not worth getting a gpu for the games u listed. I would go with a switch 810 over a haf x any day!
post #22 of 39
Gaming is perfectly acceptable right now IMO. Get a better cooler (AIO units for sale are fairly cheap here), and lower-end towers with 80-120m mounts are better then you can expect these days.

HAF is a must, but if you want to save some moolah, I'm sure there are other Mid-Towers with cable grommets.
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Push that 2500k with a RASA kit ;D

Ya, put that baby under water. But a new case with more room would definitely be a good idea as well. If your going with a HAF don't bother with water cooling. Or take a look into some of Corsair's cases since they seem to have some nice ones out now in the mid tower range (I have a 800D and I love it to death, but its definitely for water cooling).

Or look to upgrade your peripherals. Maybe a mechanical keyboard or a nice shiny new mouse?
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post #24 of 39
Raystorm kit. RX preferrably.
post #25 of 39
you really could get a better case for less money, I have the 932 its not that great, and you also probably wont ever need 16gb of ram, if you want a new case for better airflow just buy that and a few fans with a high end cooler so you can OC, probably the cheapest route if you don't want to upgrade gpu.
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post #26 of 39
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146088

That is one sexy case I have to admit. I may just buy that and some white psu sleeving and try my hand at sleeving my psu cables. Then work from there. I do want to go water cooling sooner or later though. And aren't all boards these days 1155 and all? Still gives me room to upgrade to an i7-3770k in the future if I want to.

I think I figured out what I'm going to get finally. Seeing how I love my current card and I really don't see myself needed a 670 right now, as in this month or whatever, I'm going to go with a case and a h100 cooler for my cpu so I can OC it.

NZXT Switch 810
Corsair H100

Gonna put a little extra with it to get these so I should be happy with them. With this cooler, you think I could push the i5 to 4.8ghz stable or higher tongue.gif
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post #27 of 39
4.8Ghz isn't a guarantee, every chip has it's own temper; yours might throw a fit at 4.5, it might be content up to 5Ghz. You'll never know till you give it a try thumb.gif

Look at the Antec Kuhler 920 if you want a single 120mm radiator, it performs very well within it's limitations. But if you have the room, an H100 isn't a bad choice. Closed loop coolers also carry warranties, and you never have to mess with liquid.
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post #28 of 39
I still say speakers, so you can get off Logicrap. It's no fun playing a game that doesn't sound right. You also appear to enjoy Linux, and you're playing games that are EASY to max out, so there's no reason for a GPU upgrade. You've already got a 212+ but it won't fit over your RAM? Easy fix, buy some Samsung WonderRAM, and get rid of your Gskill. You'll end up with better RAM that way and you'll fit your cooler. wink.gif Plus you could afford some good speakers, sub, and a T amp that way too.
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post #29 of 39
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I'm not that into sound quality though. And most of my game sounds are off anyways since I'm listening to Pandora.

Think I'm gonna go ahead and get the 810 and a psu sleeving kit with the h100. Should get a nice cable management going ten to. Then in a few weeks look into getting more RAM and other things.
    
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post #30 of 39
I would just get a rs240 and not the H100. The reasoning is that the rs240 gives you more room to upgrade down the road. Just my 2cents.gif
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