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Do you play games? @ 2560 x 1440 HD 6870 will not play the latest games. You can do much with $150. Stuff you can get is Mech Keyboard, New Case, New SSD, Better CPU Cooler.
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SanDisk Ultra II 960GB Toshiba X300 5TB Corsair H100i GTX eVGA Hybrid Water Cooler  
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4x GentleTyphoon AP-15 Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit LG OLED55C7P  Razer BlackWidow Chroma  
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OCZ Agility 3 60GB WD Caviar Green 1.5TB 2 x Seagate Barracuda 2TB XSPC Raystorm 
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Intel Core i7 3770K @ 4.6GHz ASRock Z77E-ITX eVGA GTX 1080 Ti Hybrid AVEXIR Blitz 1.1 16GB DDR3-2400MHz CL10 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB Toshiba X300 5TB Corsair H100i GTX eVGA Hybrid Water Cooler  
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
4x GentleTyphoon AP-15 Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit LG OLED55C7P  Razer BlackWidow Chroma  
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
eVGA SuperNOVA 750 G3 Define Nano S Logitech G502 Proteus Core PECHAM Gaming Mouse Pad XX-Large 
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Audioengine D1 DAC Mackie CR Series CR3 Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Sennheiser HD 598 
Audio
Sony XB950BT 
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AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 4.2GHz ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB @ 1200/1500 2x 4GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
OCZ Agility 3 60GB WD Caviar Green 1.5TB 2 x Seagate Barracuda 2TB XSPC Raystorm 
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I could also get some open air headphones
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post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by nathanak21 View Post

I don't really feel like I need any performance bumps in the gpu dept. right now

ssd is ssd, you wont see much difference or warrant the price to pay for a 'nicer' one. unless you are benchmarking or really heavy into video rendering/photoshop, but even then an ssd is an ssd.

as for performance bump, unfortunately the 6870 is challenged with a lot of newer games, unless you don't mind playing mid-high settings on the new games then its fine. also its heavily depends on the resolution of your monitor. if its a low res monitor then its fine, but i assume its a 1080p one, so yes the 6870 will be challenged to max out games. i have friends don't care about graphics... so you might be one of those people, which is totally fine. if that the case save your $150 and save up more for better upgrades.
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