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The best performance upgrade pick for 400

Poll Results: The best upgrade ?

 
  • 16% (1)
    512 ssd or raid 0 Samsung 256
  • 50% (3)
    ASUS 670
  • 0% (0)
    2x 3.0 TB Hardrrives
  • 0% (0)
    Sound Card
  • 33% (2)
    Other ??? O_o
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post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
So i just recently RMA my 3rd 670 in my computer, and i noticed that 2 way sli is still plenty of fast, but no to say i didn't love the power, that its making it a hard choice to throw out. Newegg refunded me 420 bucks to spend. So should i get:

Another SSD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148527
-or-
x2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147164

The same GPU that i love
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121637

Sound Card maybe (just got new speakers)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132019

x2 (i dont need the extra space, but i will take advantage of it!)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148844



I just want to best possible upgrade for my rig while the time is good! If you have any other ideas to share, please do tell! biggrin.gif
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post #2 of 7
moar monitors?
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post #3 of 7
Clearly some sort of monitor upgrade, whether it be a 27" 2560x1440, a 24" 120hz, or two meh whatever 23" Asus to finish the surround gaming setup.

Of course a surround gaming setup might choke the paltry 2gb of VRAM on the 670s you have.

Which monitor setup you'd prefer, I dunno. But it's clearly the biggest upgrade you could get.
    
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post #4 of 7
Better monitor or a surround setup. thumb.gif
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post #5 of 7
I 3rd the monitor upgrade.

replace those 23" with something like a U3011 30" and take advantage of that horsepower
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post #6 of 7
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Originally Posted by edalbkrad View Post

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replace those 23" with something like a U3011 30" and take advantage of that horsepower

This is the right way to go. I'd did and it is awesome. BF3, Crysis2 Witcher 2, Skyrim - everything on Ultra and ultra smooth gameplay. I should admit though, I'm not a fan of multimonitor setups (don't like the bezels cutting into the image).

While you have high end on board sound, it probably can't compare to a good soundcard. Cheers
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post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
i got new monitors, thanks guys for the help!
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Windows 7 Ultimate 21 Inch ASUS  50 inch LED LCD logitech G110 
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