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System specs are listed below in my Signature.

Would you guys rate this a decent system? its only used to game on a single 1080p Monitor.

Was thinking of stepping up to the 7970 but not sure if i should, would you guys change or add anything?

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It's a great system. Do not waste your money getting a 7970. It is only about a 10% increase in performance so you're better off spending the money elsewhere. The first thing I would do is to get a better aftermarket cooling solution for your cpu. It will allow you to push your overclock further which will greatly increase performance in games and just day to day browsing. I would recommend this one as it represents the best bang for buck liquid cooling solution:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181031

I would also look at getting an ssd for your OS and games. You will really notice the difference in speed and it is a great investment. Finally I would maybe think about getting a more efficient power supply but that's not really that necessary thumb.gif
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The only thing I'd add is an SSD for your OS. As for future proof, there's really nothing you can do to ensure that. Tech moves too fast. Don't blow too much money right now and put the money in your pocket for later when there's upgrades that are a good price/performance ratio. That's the best way to future proof, imo.
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Defiantly get a better cooler and an SSD, you have to get an SSD! It's one of the best upgrades you can possibly make on a computer.
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Thanks for the replies!

I'll definetly start looking into a SSD for my OS and Games.

I'm not too sure about liquid cooling, would like to stay with a traditional fan setup. Hows this for an upgrade?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835146011

I've heard it matches the performance of those Corsair Liquid coolers.
    
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What would be a good size ssd for windows 8 and installing games, also any specific brand or ssd recommendations?
    
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What would be a good size ssd for windows 8 and installing games, also any specific brand or ssd recommendations?

It all depends on your budget.

In a vacuum, something like the Samsung 840 Pro 256GB would be something to look at, or the lower-cost Samsung 840 (non-Pro) 240GB model if write speeds aren't as important.
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Thanks for the replies!

I'll definetly start looking into a SSD for my OS and Games.

I'm not too sure about liquid cooling, would like to stay with a traditional fan setup. Hows this for an upgrade?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835146011

I've heard it matches the performance of those Corsair Liquid coolers.

If you do not want to go the liquid cooling route, I would suggest this one. It actually performs slightly better than the one I posted above and is a little quieter as well. It performs about 4-5 degrees cooler than the one you posted as well:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835709011
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What would be a good size ssd for windows 8 and installing games, also any specific brand or ssd recommendations?

A 128gb ssd would be perfect. It will allow you to install windows 8 plus about 8-10 games. This is the fastest ssd on the market right now and is the one i would recommend:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147192
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What's really "futureproof" ? there is no such thing......lol
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post #10 of 25
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If you do not want to go the liquid cooling route, I would suggest this one. It actually performs slightly better than the one I posted above and is a little quieter as well. It performs about 4-5 degrees cooler than the one you posted as well:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835709011
A 128gb ssd would be perfect. It will allow you to install windows 8 plus about 8-10 games. This is the fastest ssd on the market right now and is the one i would recommend:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147192

That SSD fits my budget, reviews look good thumb.gif

Do i have to do a clean install of windows on the SSD or can i transfer my OS and Games to it and then use my HDD as storage?
    
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