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Thanks for that. I guess there isn't anything i'm going to do to my rig for now.
I have that same card on an old amd socket 754 system and I love how you can just hook up the HDMI through the adaptor and get both sound and video. I personally think that's a pretty sweet midrange card with awesome features.
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I would start off with getting a better power supply. 500W is the minimum for a system of your magnitude. I would get at least 600W.

After that, why not throw some more RAM in. It is cheaper now than ever and it will make porgrams work a lot quicker.

also, if you have the exta money, pick yourself up a SoundBlaster X-Fi card.
the good ones go for about 80 on newegg and it will make your gaming experience so much better.

As far as bottlenecks, you don't have any. But there are always upgrade you can make.
Keep goin!
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I see no reason why you not. Another thread would be pointless as it is just a basic answer. Yes your rig is even, although I'm going to come and beat your AS5 with a stick if you don't at least squeeze 3Ghz out of that thing. You have a Tuniq, and no excuse
It seems to have stability issues after 2.9GHz (like 2.91, etc.), so I'm gonna stick with 2.8GHz. You see, I'm perfectly happy with it at 2.8G because I'll be upgrading to something like the e8400 in a month or three!
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Haha, I just bought it last week for $99 CAD. Very nice drive so far, haven't heard any noise

As for my reason of pushing my cpu further; I'm scared to leave stock speeds + I don't want to drastically lower it's lifespan. I don't have money to pitch out for another if it dies (I plan to use it for a loooong time 4-6 years is my usual hold out on cpus)
I was like that at first, didn't really want to push it because i couldn't afford new parts every 20 seconds. It's a fair enough reason.

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I would start off with getting a better power supply. 500W is the minimum for a system of your magnitude. I would get at least 600W.

After that, why not throw some more RAM in. It is cheaper now than ever and it will make porgrams work a lot quicker.

also, if you have the exta money, pick yourself up a SoundBlaster X-Fi card.
the good ones go for about 80 on newegg and it will make your gaming experience so much better.

As far as bottlenecks, you don't have any. But there are always upgrade you can make.
Keep goin!
500W is more than enough for his system, and although RAM is really cheap. There is no point in investing money into something you will never use. An average user will not need 4GB so he may as well just buy some beer with it. I would

Also, tbh a sound card isn't even needed (imo of course) I never actually noticed any difference in sound quality from on board to the Audigy 4. The only thing i noticed was the bullets sound different in CSS. But then that is just my opinion.
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Also, tbh a sound card isn't even needed (imo of course) I never actually noticed any difference in sound quality from on board to the Audigy 4. The only thing i noticed was the bullets sound different in CSS. But then that is just my opinion.
That's because you haven't experienced the X-Fi XtremeGamer. I'm tellin' you, I don't care what's happening to Creative right now. I am so happy with this sound card. I never knew my speakers sounded so good! And this is coming from a guy who had the Audigy 2 ZS. Sure, the Audigy 2 is not an amazing sound card, but it was when it came out!
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