Overclock.net › Forums › General Hardware › General Processor Discussions › Upgrade my rig $500 budget
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Upgrade my rig $500 budget

post #1 of 41
Thread Starter 
I know that there is always room for improvement when it comes to computers so any and all suggestion of what to do with $500 is welcome. Feel free to have fun with this one OCN wink.gif. I count monitor(s) as part of my rig.
Edited by 0CALEFACTION0 - 1/16/13 at 7:09pm
Ivy(saur)
(17 items)
 
Brother's Build
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 2500k ASRock P67 Extreme4 EVGA GeForce GTX 460 SE G.SKILL Sniper (2x4gb) 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB LG CD/DVD Burner Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Home Premium-64bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell S2309W 23in 1080P Antec EarthWatts 650W Cooler Master HAF 912 
  hide details  
Reply
Ivy(saur)
(17 items)
 
Brother's Build
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 2500k ASRock P67 Extreme4 EVGA GeForce GTX 460 SE G.SKILL Sniper (2x4gb) 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB LG CD/DVD Burner Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Home Premium-64bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell S2309W 23in 1080P Antec EarthWatts 650W Cooler Master HAF 912 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 41
Why not buy another GTX670 and SLI. tongue.gif
Tier IV
(21 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core-i5 2500k ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 ASUS R9 280X DCUII TOP G.SKILL Sniper 8GB - 2 X 4 GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 EVO Samsung Spinpoint F4 Seagate Barracuda Seagate Barracuda 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Barracuda Pioneer DVR-2910 Corsair H50 Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Acer 23" H223H LG 27MP36HQ-B 27" Acer 23" A231H Rosewill RK9000-BLUE 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX750 CM Storm Stryker Logitech G500 SteelSeries 4HD 
Audio
Logitech X-540 
  hide details  
Reply
Tier IV
(21 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core-i5 2500k ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 ASUS R9 280X DCUII TOP G.SKILL Sniper 8GB - 2 X 4 GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 EVO Samsung Spinpoint F4 Seagate Barracuda Seagate Barracuda 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Barracuda Pioneer DVR-2910 Corsair H50 Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Acer 23" H223H LG 27MP36HQ-B 27" Acer 23" A231H Rosewill RK9000-BLUE 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX750 CM Storm Stryker Logitech G500 SteelSeries 4HD 
Audio
Logitech X-540 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 41
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by NightHawK360 View Post

Why not buy another GTX670 and SLI. tongue.gif

I'm thinking but I am also looking at the 7970's.
Ivy(saur)
(17 items)
 
Brother's Build
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 2500k ASRock P67 Extreme4 EVGA GeForce GTX 460 SE G.SKILL Sniper (2x4gb) 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB LG CD/DVD Burner Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Home Premium-64bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell S2309W 23in 1080P Antec EarthWatts 650W Cooler Master HAF 912 
  hide details  
Reply
Ivy(saur)
(17 items)
 
Brother's Build
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 2500k ASRock P67 Extreme4 EVGA GeForce GTX 460 SE G.SKILL Sniper (2x4gb) 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB LG CD/DVD Burner Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Home Premium-64bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell S2309W 23in 1080P Antec EarthWatts 650W Cooler Master HAF 912 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 41
Umm, you really don't need anything.... Can't say another 670 really, cause you game @1080. You have a slew of SSD's, you have enough power to power the beast..

Get a better motherboard? Maybe a MVF or a GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP5
 
"MSI GT70"
(15 items)
 
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i7 4700MQ NVIDIA Geforce GTX 780M 32GB 1600MHz 128GB SSD Triple Raid 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
128GB SSD 128GB SSD 1TB  Blueray 
OSMonitor
Windows 8 Professional  17: 1920x1080 
  hide details  
Reply
 
"MSI GT70"
(15 items)
 
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i7 4700MQ NVIDIA Geforce GTX 780M 32GB 1600MHz 128GB SSD Triple Raid 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
128GB SSD 128GB SSD 1TB  Blueray 
OSMonitor
Windows 8 Professional  17: 1920x1080 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 41
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by PatrickCrowely View Post

Umm, you really don't need anything.... Can't say another 670 really, cause you game @1080. You have a slew of SSD's, you have enough power to power the beast..

Get a better motherboard? Maybe a MVF or a GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP5

What would be the benefit of a better mobo?
Ivy(saur)
(17 items)
 
Brother's Build
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 2500k ASRock P67 Extreme4 EVGA GeForce GTX 460 SE G.SKILL Sniper (2x4gb) 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB LG CD/DVD Burner Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Home Premium-64bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell S2309W 23in 1080P Antec EarthWatts 650W Cooler Master HAF 912 
  hide details  
Reply
Ivy(saur)
(17 items)
 
Brother's Build
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 2500k ASRock P67 Extreme4 EVGA GeForce GTX 460 SE G.SKILL Sniper (2x4gb) 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB LG CD/DVD Burner Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Home Premium-64bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell S2309W 23in 1080P Antec EarthWatts 650W Cooler Master HAF 912 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by 0CALEFACTION0 View Post

What would be the benefit of a better mobo?

Options.......
 
"MSI GT70"
(15 items)
 
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i7 4700MQ NVIDIA Geforce GTX 780M 32GB 1600MHz 128GB SSD Triple Raid 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
128GB SSD 128GB SSD 1TB  Blueray 
OSMonitor
Windows 8 Professional  17: 1920x1080 
  hide details  
Reply
 
"MSI GT70"
(15 items)
 
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i7 4700MQ NVIDIA Geforce GTX 780M 32GB 1600MHz 128GB SSD Triple Raid 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
128GB SSD 128GB SSD 1TB  Blueray 
OSMonitor
Windows 8 Professional  17: 1920x1080 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 41
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by PatrickCrowely View Post

Options.......

You have a PB278Q? How do you like 1440?
Ivy(saur)
(17 items)
 
Brother's Build
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 2500k ASRock P67 Extreme4 EVGA GeForce GTX 460 SE G.SKILL Sniper (2x4gb) 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB LG CD/DVD Burner Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Home Premium-64bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell S2309W 23in 1080P Antec EarthWatts 650W Cooler Master HAF 912 
  hide details  
Reply
Ivy(saur)
(17 items)
 
Brother's Build
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 2500k ASRock P67 Extreme4 EVGA GeForce GTX 460 SE G.SKILL Sniper (2x4gb) 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB LG CD/DVD Burner Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Home Premium-64bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell S2309W 23in 1080P Antec EarthWatts 650W Cooler Master HAF 912 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 41
Watercool it..? or a 1440 monitor. Not really too much else you could do. Unless you have some performance issue somewhere.
Bessy
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7-950  Gigabyte x58a-ud3r Asus Strix RX480 Kingston Hyper X Fury Black 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Western Digital Caviar Black Sandisk Extreme SSD DVD-RW Fractal Celsius S36 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
W10 LG 29UM59 Logitech G15 Corsair HX-1000 
Case
Corsair Air 540 
  hide details  
Reply
Bessy
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7-950  Gigabyte x58a-ud3r Asus Strix RX480 Kingston Hyper X Fury Black 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Western Digital Caviar Black Sandisk Extreme SSD DVD-RW Fractal Celsius S36 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
W10 LG 29UM59 Logitech G15 Corsair HX-1000 
Case
Corsair Air 540 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 41
New Monitor or could be time to get your feet wet
Home
(13 items)
 
Server
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
r7 1700 Asrock Fatal1ty X370 Gaming-ITX/ac Evga 1080ti SC Black Edition 16GB G.SKILL TridentZ Series  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
256gb Samsung p951 Noctua U9s Windows 10 Pro Sony XBR43X830C 43" 4K 
MonitorKeyboardPowerMouse
Monoprice 28" 4k Logitech g810 Pro Corsair SF600 Logitech G900 Chaos 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries QCK 
CPUCPUMotherboardRAM
Intel L5640 Intel L5640  Supermicro - X8DT3 24Gb ECC 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOS
4x 128gb ssd's raid 0 - Cache Wd Red 3tb Seagate 8tb smr - parity Unriad 6.2 
PowerCaseOtherOther
ThermalTake 700 watt  Norco 4220 HP sas expander Lsi 9211-8i 
  hide details  
Reply
Home
(13 items)
 
Server
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
r7 1700 Asrock Fatal1ty X370 Gaming-ITX/ac Evga 1080ti SC Black Edition 16GB G.SKILL TridentZ Series  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
256gb Samsung p951 Noctua U9s Windows 10 Pro Sony XBR43X830C 43" 4K 
MonitorKeyboardPowerMouse
Monoprice 28" 4k Logitech g810 Pro Corsair SF600 Logitech G900 Chaos 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries QCK 
CPUCPUMotherboardRAM
Intel L5640 Intel L5640  Supermicro - X8DT3 24Gb ECC 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOS
4x 128gb ssd's raid 0 - Cache Wd Red 3tb Seagate 8tb smr - parity Unriad 6.2 
PowerCaseOtherOther
ThermalTake 700 watt  Norco 4220 HP sas expander Lsi 9211-8i 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 41
Water cooling...

You're welcome for your new drug addiction...
 
Play Server
(10 items)
 
NAS
(14 items)
 
CPUCPUMotherboardRAM
Intel Xeon L5640 Intel Xeon L5640 Dell R710 Mobo Hynix 144GB DDR3 ECC PC3L-10600R 
Hard DrivePowerCaseOther
Intel X25-M G2 80GB Redundant 840W PSU Dell 710 2.5" - Google Search Appliance Dell Perc H700 Raid Controller 
OtherOther
Dell iDRAC6 Enterprise Mellanox Connectx-2 10Gb SFP+ NIC 
CPUCPUMotherboardRAM
Intel Xeon E5-2670 v1 Intel Xeon E5-2670 v1 SuperMicro X9DRL-iF 64GB Kingston ECC (kvr16r11d4/16HA) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
12x 4TB HGST 5K4000 SanDisk SSD 960GB (cache) 6x 8TB WD Red Scythe AP-29 
CoolingOSPowerCase
2x Noctua U9DXi4 FreeNAS Corsair AX750 Norco RPC-4224 
OtherOther
3x LSI 9211-8i (HBA) Mellanox Connectx-2 10Gb NIC 
  hide details  
Reply
 
Play Server
(10 items)
 
NAS
(14 items)
 
CPUCPUMotherboardRAM
Intel Xeon L5640 Intel Xeon L5640 Dell R710 Mobo Hynix 144GB DDR3 ECC PC3L-10600R 
Hard DrivePowerCaseOther
Intel X25-M G2 80GB Redundant 840W PSU Dell 710 2.5" - Google Search Appliance Dell Perc H700 Raid Controller 
OtherOther
Dell iDRAC6 Enterprise Mellanox Connectx-2 10Gb SFP+ NIC 
CPUCPUMotherboardRAM
Intel Xeon E5-2670 v1 Intel Xeon E5-2670 v1 SuperMicro X9DRL-iF 64GB Kingston ECC (kvr16r11d4/16HA) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
12x 4TB HGST 5K4000 SanDisk SSD 960GB (cache) 6x 8TB WD Red Scythe AP-29 
CoolingOSPowerCase
2x Noctua U9DXi4 FreeNAS Corsair AX750 Norco RPC-4224 
OtherOther
3x LSI 9211-8i (HBA) Mellanox Connectx-2 10Gb NIC 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: General Processor Discussions
Overclock.net › Forums › General Hardware › General Processor Discussions › Upgrade my rig $500 budget