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post #21 of 31
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i honestly cant justify spending 200 for a new case when the one i have i really like plus isnt even broken
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post #22 of 31
It's not 200, it's 169.99. You can keep the case if you like it. In your price range, (and if you absolutely MUST upgrade something) I would ditch the 6950, sell it on eBay, get a 7950, and try to upgrade your PSU, RAM, keyboard, case, and/or cooler with the remaining money plus your $300 upgrade budget.
post #23 of 31
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I wanna upgrade my ram. Was thinking about adding 16gb (2x8gb) sticks. Any good ones u suggest? My timing on the ones i have are 9-9-9-24
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post #24 of 31
Get Samsung RAM. You can go up to 2133mHz with no overvoltage on 9-9-9-24. The max size is 4GB per DIMM, but you'll love 4*4 too.
post #25 of 31
Of everything that was mentioned, you opt for more ram in a gaming rig? I know I have 16gb, but it's because it was a gift, and its so cheap why not. I use half of it in a ram disk setup. But otherwise, is 12gb not enough?

In my mind, wouldn't a new PSU be a better investment in case you wanted to go sli in the future? You could actually probably upgrade both and stay under $300.
    
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post #26 of 31
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Of everything that was mentioned, you opt for more ram in a gaming rig? I know I have 16gb, but it's because it was a gift, and its so cheap why not. I use half of it in a ram disk setup. But otherwise, is 12gb not enough?

In my mind, wouldn't a new PSU be a better investment in case you wanted to go sli in the future? You could actually probably upgrade both and stay under $300.

Exactly. In the end, the decision is that of the OP. It's his cash. We're just here to offer our opinions and knowledge and experience to help him make a decision or to sway him in the direction of products we think he would like and that would fit his needs well.
post #27 of 31
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After reading all of ur guys imput i think im just gunna bank the 300 and wait till i got around 1,000 saved up n do a whole new rig n sell off my old parts. With that being said thanks everyone for ur advice n look forward to talk to u guys again when i saved up some more cash
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A respectable choice thumb.gif
    
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post #29 of 31
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After reading all of ur guys imput i think im just gunna bank the 300 and wait till i got around 1,000 saved up n do a whole new rig n sell off my old parts. With that being said thanks everyone for ur advice n look forward to talk to u guys again when i saved up some more cash

Exactly what I would do. Especially with IB-E and Haswell only a few miles up the road.
post #30 of 31
i friggin love my switch 810...gotta say though i won one of the ducky keyboards and the thing is terrible for typing....its ggod for fps games thats all...im going back to my $20 logitech wireless board for typing i will just have them both hooked.... switch and psu for the op...
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