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Poll Results: What Would Be The Best Option To Upgrade?

 
  • 62% (5)
    SSD.
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    H110 (Try For More OC!).
  • 25% (2)
    New GPU
  • 12% (1)
    8GB DDR3 1866
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post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Hi sig rig getting a bit long in the tooth and a few choice upgrades MIGHT have to be purchased. Now we ain't loaded by any stretch SO items will have to purchased with regards to the impact this would have on the performance of the rig.

I have what i would say is a VERY good 1055T! It has been running at the settings in my sig for a few years now and i feel that there is more maybe to be had (i'm still at 1.4xv with LLC!). BUT under stress testing my H50 struggles and it hits 57/60c in extended testing and errors out in the end through what i feel is heat related. The idea was to purchase a Corsair H110 and install this in top of my K62 Dragonlord in a PULL configuration and maybe boost the CPU clock some more. This i PERSONALLY think would be the least of the options (but a fun one maybe?).

Next i could purchase some new DDR3. I have managed to get these Corsair modules to 1733ish and well to be honest as with most AMD that i have tried memory OC'ing only synthetic numbers REALLY change so this will be more about increased capacity (8GB). The new consoles have this so it stands to reason that some of the new titles will need more system ram so.

Then the obvious upgrade to an SSD. I would likely be limited to a 256GB one i have NO vendor bias for this but would like one with good performance and reliability.

AND last but not least a new GPU. My 470 while still doing fine at 1080p now i think will struggle in newer titles. I will not be upgrading my TV anytime soon and even if it failed another 1080p would replace it. I would like to have some AA on (2x/4x is fine) BUT i want ULTRA/MAX settings if i can in everything. I thought the new (!) AMD 280 (7950) might fit the bill and it has a nice 3GB framebuffer. And i think should push all the new console ports @1080p.

What do you think my best "bang for buck" option is to do first??

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post #2 of 14
Are you sticking with AMD or going Intel? What is the budget that you are working with? 256GB SSD i would go intel ssd or Samsung, Samsung for reliability? Upgrading the ram depends on which route you go for the speed.
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post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
Sorry should have been more specific. I won't be changing CPU or motherboard only picking from the components mentioned looking for the best increase per $£ it costs so just buy new:

Cooler.
SSD.
More RAM.
New GPU.

The rest of the system will stay the same. Budget well which is better price wise for the performance i get. I can purchase upto the cost of whatever the most expensive item is and maybe a bit more.

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post #4 of 14
Anything too powerful on the gpu end will be bottlenecked by the CPU, regarding the ram to save money look for a used pair of the same ram, or four sticks of a lower CL or the same rating of the one you have, PH2 chips don't like much more than 1600mhz for most of them anyways. Cooler looks good the one you selected but you might find a H100i that would work just as well and its a bit cheaper. All gpus are terribly inflated on the price end right now. A R9 280/7950 would be nice, newer 800 series nvidia cards come out in 3-6 months is might be worth it just to wait on that and see if the prices drop a bit for the cards.
Edited by kahboom - 3/2/14 at 2:17am
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post #5 of 14
Voted SSD and second the recommendation to find a used/clearance/discount 2x2GB kit for cheap (hopefully under $30).
     
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post #6 of 14
Voted for SSD because:

  • You already have a pretty high OC
  • GPU is still pretty good despite being 3 gens old.
  • If you're wanting more ram just to overclock it more, then theres no need for it.
post #7 of 14
You can pick up some used parts pretty cheap maybe knock out two items at one time
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post #8 of 14
Way I see it, the GTX470 is only "1" generation old (Fermi). Maxwell doesn't really count in current release state, and these GPU companies have been milking multiple model-generations out of the same architecture for as long as I can remember to boost exposure. (Marketing ploy).
     
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post #9 of 14
I got a gtx 650 ti 2gb for sale for $100 only 6 months old if that helps your budget
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post #10 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the offer jthm4goth. I think i will go for the SSD maybe even one of those cache drives then i can keep the 500Gb one i have now. The RAM was for increased capacity (as i know PhII's don't benefit from faster DDR3 speeds much). I would like to see how much the 1055T has left...... HOWEVER if i get the H110 and only get a hundred Mhz or more it won't really be value for money. *Still want to mind MWHAHAHA!!biggrin.gif

What do you think would be the fastest GPU that would NOT be bottlenecked by my 1055T (and run MAX settings 2/4x AA@1080p? in the "next" round of console ports we are likely to be spoon fed). Thanks for the feedback.

Thanx.
    
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