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trying to decide what to do next for my rig

Poll Results: So what should I upgrade next?

Poll expired: Dec 31, 2013  
  • 0% (0)
    Save for a new CPU/Motherboard
  • 0% (0)
    Monitor and SSD, like you suggested
  • 100% (1)
    Other (please comment)
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post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 
so i've got some cash to waste at the US Newegg store, and i'm trying to determine what i should do next with my gaming rig. i have roughly 330-350$ to spend right now.


i5-760 @ 4hz cpu
tranquillo cooler
gigabyte p55a-ud3 mobo
eVGA GTX 560 gfx
8gb g.skill RAM
128gb crucial realSSD, 2x2tb WDC green drives SDD/HDDs
lg dvd-rw optical
w7 64-bit OS
hanns-g 28" wide/asus 22" vertical monitors
corsair k60 keyboard
corsair AX850 psu
cooler master storm scout case
cooler master storm sentinel mouse

i think i should upgrade my SSD and main monitor. alternatively, i could save for a new cpu and motherboard. i have no need for a cpu with hyperthreading or more ram, since they don't assist with gaming at this point.

my big primary monitor is getting some lines up the right side, so i think it may be on the way out. i found an asus 24" 1920x1080 monitor for 150$ at newegg, several 27" 1080p monitors for 200$, and one 24" 1920x1200 monitor for 230$ from asus there as well. should i go with the 150$ ones just for the deal, or is it worth it to pay another 80$ for the extra 120 pixels?

for the SSD, i found the 240gb mushkin enhanced chronos for 140$ at newegg today. i've occasionally had to uninstall stuff to install something else, and i do keep a few games installed at all times (eve online and league of legends...around 16-20gb total). ive got about 30gb to spare on my current SSD. would the increase in speed and size be worth it?

or should i just save up and get a haswell or haswell-e processor and motherboard? what about a new cpu cooler?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX 8350 Asrock 990FX Extreme 9 Sapphire 7950@ 1080/1370 Replacing RAM soon 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB SSD 500GB WD Blue Generic iHAS120 ATAPI DVD-RW Cooler Master Eisberg 120L Prestige  
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Win 8.1 Enterprise x64 Trial version Linux Mint 15 MATE in Virtualbox Sony E540 CRT 21" Logitech G510 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
TT ToughPower 775W TT Dokker Razer Deathadder Rocketfish 
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My AMD pwnage
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX 8350 Asrock 990FX Extreme 9 Sapphire 7950@ 1080/1370 Replacing RAM soon 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB SSD 500GB WD Blue Generic iHAS120 ATAPI DVD-RW Cooler Master Eisberg 120L Prestige  
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Win 8.1 Enterprise x64 Trial version Linux Mint 15 MATE in Virtualbox Sony E540 CRT 21" Logitech G510 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
TT ToughPower 775W TT Dokker Razer Deathadder Rocketfish 
AudioOther
Asus Xonar D2 Fan controller for FM121s 
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post #3 of 3
Thread Starter 
i haven't had a problem running stuff on my current video card. the games i play are mostly cpu-limited - eve, LoL, etc. witcher 2 and the optimized crap that was dragon age 2 did put my system through its paces...is that really the primary bottleneck in this system at this point?
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