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Lately, I've been on this huge upgrading spree. I just got a ASUS PB278Q and ASUS VG248QE last month. My intention is to use the VG248QE for twitch shooters like the upcoming BF4 and using the ASUS PB278Q for games like Skyrim, Tomb Raider, and Bioshock. The only thing I regret is that having a 27" 1440p Monitor and a 24" 1080p Monitor side by side is disorienting. But I hope to get used to it. I recently upgraded my GPU to 780 SLI and I have no regrets on that.

Unfortunately, now that I started I can't stop. I also went and bought a Schiit Magni Headphone Amp for use with my Titanium HD and HD 598s. I'm not sure if there is anything else I can really upgrade... I heard Haswell was a disappointment and I'm pretty happy with the Overclock I have on my Sandy Bridge and I'm not sure going to the 3770K is enough of an upgrade to justify 300~.

Looking at my Sig Rig now, do my fellow OCNers see anything worth upgrading? This will probably be the last time I upgrade until the Maxwell refresh is released, which at that point I'll probably build an entirely new rig. One of the reasons I'm posting in the PC Gaming section is that everything I buy revolves around it.

If I don't upgrade my PC, I might buy a new TV to mount of my Monitors in preparation for the PS4.

The itch is so bad I was considering buying another VG248QE for purely Aesthetic reasons.
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You could look into some better speakers. The ProMedia's that you have are kind of meh to be honest. You could possibly step up into some real bookshelfs, an amplifier, and a real subwoofer.

You could also jump to water cooling.
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Faster ram for better average frame rate. I say 2400 MHz or 2666mhz which is what I have
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You could look into some better speakers. The ProMedia's that you have are kind of meh to be honest. You could possibly step up into some real bookshelfs, an amplifier, and a real subwoofer.

You could also jump to water cooling.

This.
Many times over.
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You could look into some better speakers. The ProMedia's that you have are kind of meh to be honest. You could possibly step up into some real bookshelfs, an amplifier, and a real subwoofer.

You could also jump to water cooling.

Water Cooling may be something I'd do in my next build but for now with my Noctua DH-14 and Reference GTX 780 cards, I don't really see a reason. My computer runs very cool and has minimal noise. Reason I didn't do it in the first place is I've always been leary of putting a reservoir of water near $3000 worth of electronic equipment.

As for the speakers, it's a left over from my previous build back in 2005 that I mainly just hook up to my iPod. With the HD 598s I don't really ever see myself using speakers, especially since I'd have to constantly change inputs at the back of my computer under my desk every time I want to go from headphones to speakers since the Titanium HD doesn't support multiple inputs at once.
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