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post #1 of 51
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Currently this is my rig:

- 4770k (stock clocks)
- 8gb Dominator GT 1866mhz
- Gigabyte Z87X-OC
- Asus GTX 680
- Corsair AX850
- (no sound card)
- Fractal Design Midi
- Razer Mamba
- Ducky Mechanical Keyboard
- 22" 1080P Monitor
post #2 of 51

 Is there a piece of software that you aren't able to run well? You seem pretty well set to me.

post #3 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by phaseshift View Post

Currently this is my rig:

- 4770k (stock clocks)
- 8gb Dominator GT 1866mhz
- Gigabyte Z87X-OC
- Asus GTX 680
- Corsair AX850
- (no sound card)
- Fractal Design Midi
- Razer Mamba
- Ducky Mechanical Keyboard
- 22" 1080P Monitor

27 inch 1440p monitor!
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post #4 of 51
Looks like a solid rig, I also have an Midi R2 thumb.gif

What is the reason for upgrading?
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post #5 of 51
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Originally Posted by IBooNI View Post

27 inch 1440p monitor!

QFT thumb.gif
Looking over that list a monitor or a soundcard would be the only thing in the upgrade-worthy zone. If you choose to stay with the 1080p you're set for a good time yet.
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post #6 of 51
I say 1440p upgrade. I went from 1080p to 1440p this year and now I can't handle look at 1080p anymore.biggrin.gif
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+1 to a 1440p or 1600p monitor.
    
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post #8 of 51
Other options would be to overclock your cpu, or get a new gpu (would be recommended if you upgrade to a 1440p montitor).
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post #9 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by malzmidx View Post

Other options would be to overclock your cpu, or get a new gpu (would be recommended if you upgrade to a 1440p montitor).

I run games on my 570 on 1440p. The resolution allows you to turn down AA without losing too much image quality. I can't play BF4, or The Witcher 3 when it hits, but I'm good on many other games.
A 680 with a nice overclock should perform well even in newer games.

Of course, if you're really looking forward to putting some cashmoney into your rig, go for it smile.gif The upgrades have been suggested at least.
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post #10 of 51
Getting a 970 or 980 would be a nice upgrade over the 680.
27" 2560x1440 monitor.
    
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