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My wife gave me $300.00 for Xmas and I am wondering if there is anything to my Rig I should do. I find my 7970 for my single 1920x1080 TV perfect and I have zero problems with it. Is there anything I SHOULD BUY. Possibly change my CPU or is my 2400 good enough. Would changing my CPU benefit me alot over my 2400

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Board is good with x8/x8...

3570k and a good cooler to put on it? Would get you some power savings and a small performance boost at stock, but lets you OC at get much more.
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What about if you buy a real Monitor and stop using a TV? as far as i know... TV have input lag and they dont respond to fast to fast pace games.
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What about if you buy a real Monitor and stop using a TV? as far as i know... TV have input lag and they dont respond to fast to fast pace games.

 

I have zero problems with my 32 inch for input lag. I have yet to see my TV mess me up at all even with fast paced games. Even running fast paced blurays my Set has not lagged or stuttered any. I refuse to go from a 32 inch to a smaller monitor especially a 23 inch. I also have a Sharp 120hz 55 inch that I used to run but it gives me a head ache cause im sitting ti close.

 

As for my CPU do you think a 3570K would benefit my GPU better? Right now I dont see any real issues with FPS or anything. I am running a thermaltake FRIO so Im sure it can handle the 3570Ks heat

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post #5 of 25
You should get a 5.1 surround sound system, everything else looks great... except, do you have a storage drive?
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post #6 of 25
A 3570K would give you a few more FPS on your 7970, but not enough to where I would go to the trouble of upgrading if I were you. These days, the GPU does most of the work on its own. A lot of people are running i3's, G530's or AMD processors with high-end video cards and get good performance.
     
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Maybe get something nice for your wife because you did yourself a solid by choosing some seriously excellent parts the first time around wink.gif
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R u near a microcenter?
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post #9 of 25
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You should get a 5.1 surround sound system, everything else looks great... except, do you have a storage drive?

 

I dont use a HDD because I dont store anything on my PC. I dont listen to any music. I basically play games which once im done with the single player I usually just delete the game cause I dont reply games & I watch a ton of blurays.

 

How do I afford a good 5.1 with $300.00 Most $300.00 setups are HTIB. There is an ONKYO S3500 for $280.00 @ egg

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882120200&name=Home-Theater-in-a-Box

 

no MC near me at all.

 

 


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Maybe get something nice for your wife because you did yourself a solid by choosing some seriously excellent parts the first time around wink.gif
 
She has a birthday and christmas in the same month :). I already got her some expensive things :)
 
 
So Im down to a 5.1 setup or a 3570k. I am ordering a sound card tomorrow for my Rig. I hate choices

Edited by 4LC4PON3 - 10/18/12 at 3:41pm
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post #10 of 25
You have 300, I will help you with advice for long long time.
You will sell first your CPU motherboard and powersupply.
Than you will buy some Z77 motherboard + 3570k + little AX650 or Seasonic X650.
Than you will have full upgrade rig and Haswell does not make anything so important for you. You will have Intel USB 3.0 not third party,
SSD will work faster on Intel controller. You can get better memory. Or you can leave PSU for later and sell only your CPU and motherboard and buy 3700k for 300$ and some not so exspensive but good Z77 motherboard ...but good enough for OC and everything. 7970 OC on GHz Edition will fly on 3770k like nothing. But fo full right thing, IB is most powerfull on Z77 motherboards. Than you have base and for next graphic card same class like 7970 when 7970 become weaker. 3770k for 3 years will drive every single graphic like nothing. That is smart movement. Forget on PSU now, but you need better than GS class, sell CPU, motherboard=buy z77 motherboard, 300$ for Intel Ivy Bridge, you have cooler for 3770k, you have everything.
You can buy some Maximus 5 Gene, ASrock Extreme 4, EVGA Z77 FTW, MSI Power... I don't know all names ...what you want.
Edited by Vlada011 - 10/18/12 at 3:47pm
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