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I just got a 7800GT, Antec PSU, Cooler for 7800GT and a New DVD drive. What should the next upgrade on my computer be?? CPU?
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Intel i5 4570 Haswell 3.2 ASUS Z87-A 1150 MSi GTX 1070 8GB G.Skill Sniper 1600 
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500 Samsung 850 EVO SSD, 1tb Seagate SATA3 Pioneer Dual Layer, NEC DVD Burner Cooler Master EVO CPU Windows 10 64bit 
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25" HP 25cw FHD Saitek Eclipse Corsair GS600w Antec One 
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Intel i5 4570 Haswell 3.2 ASUS Z87-A 1150 MSi GTX 1070 8GB G.Skill Sniper 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
500 Samsung 850 EVO SSD, 1tb Seagate SATA3 Pioneer Dual Layer, NEC DVD Burner Cooler Master EVO CPU Windows 10 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
25" HP 25cw FHD Saitek Eclipse Corsair GS600w Antec One 
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SATA Hardrive
Sound Card
CPU

In that order.
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Intel i7 2700K 4.8ghz @ 1.32 vcore Asus P8Z68-V/Gen3 PowerColor 7950 Boost Patriot DDR3 1600 4gb x 2 
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WD 1TB, 750 black LG SATA DVD burner Corsair A70 dual fan 7 Home Premium 64bit 
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WD 1TB, 750 black LG SATA DVD burner Corsair A70 dual fan 7 Home Premium 64bit 
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Zalman 23"  Azio PC P & C 750 Silencer NZXT ZERO 
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post #3 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by gabe1231
I just got a 7800GT, Antec PSU, Cooler for 7800GT and a New DVD drive. What should the next upgrade on my computer be?? CPU?
A Lian LI case, because I think your current case is tackey. \\metro
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3700 ClawHammer DFI NF4X Infinity Windows XP pro SP2 Env!sion 17" crt 
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crappy HP keyboard Aspire 520 + micro 193 Scorpio 868 Highly Modded Logitech mx310 :) 
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post #4 of 13
wait for AM2/vista/DX10/7900
were on the virge of next gen parts, wait a few months, then grab them
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post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by 13 3 @ 7 l 3 13 0 y
wait for AM2/vista/DX10/7900
were on the virge of next gen parts, wait a few months, then grab them
On that note though, if you are planning on selling your current parts to get some money out of them, ought one sell now, before the next gen comes out, cuz prices will drop?
I'm on the verge of wanting to upgrade also.
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Opteron 165 CCBBE 0610DPMW Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe EVGA 7900GT 2GB OCZ EL Platinum 
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post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by 13 3 @ 7 l 3 13 0 y
wait for AM2/vista/DX10/7900
were on the virge of next gen parts, wait a few months, then grab them
I think the DX10 will be the 8100? or something like that card, IMHO
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post #7 of 13
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by the way, i OCed and ran 3dmark05, and got this error, what is it?

EDIT: i get messages telling me my virtual memory is low, could that be it? how do i fix the virtual memory problem?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 4570 Haswell 3.2 ASUS Z87-A 1150 MSi GTX 1070 8GB G.Skill Sniper 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
500 Samsung 850 EVO SSD, 1tb Seagate SATA3 Pioneer Dual Layer, NEC DVD Burner Cooler Master EVO CPU Windows 10 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
25" HP 25cw FHD Saitek Eclipse Corsair GS600w Antec One 
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Logitech G500s none Sound Blaster Zx 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 4570 Haswell 3.2 ASUS Z87-A 1150 MSi GTX 1070 8GB G.Skill Sniper 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
500 Samsung 850 EVO SSD, 1tb Seagate SATA3 Pioneer Dual Layer, NEC DVD Burner Cooler Master EVO CPU Windows 10 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
25" HP 25cw FHD Saitek Eclipse Corsair GS600w Antec One 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G500s none Sound Blaster Zx 
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post #8 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Orange
I think the DX10 will be the 8100? or something like that card, IMHO
Jup, and DX10 isn't coming out untill Novemberish.
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3700 ClawHammer DFI NF4X Infinity Windows XP pro SP2 Env!sion 17" crt 
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crappy HP keyboard Aspire 520 + micro 193 Scorpio 868 Highly Modded Logitech mx310 :) 
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CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
3700 ClawHammer DFI NF4X Infinity Windows XP pro SP2 Env!sion 17" crt 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
crappy HP keyboard Aspire 520 + micro 193 Scorpio 868 Highly Modded Logitech mx310 :) 
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post #9 of 13
you'll be sorry if you upgrade now, only to have these new parts kick the carp out of your brand new setup.
"awsome i just the FX-60......what......conroe?......DAMMIT" lol
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Intel i5-4460 Some crappy thing EVGA GTX960 6GB DDR3 PC10600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate 1TB / 128GB SSD Win 7 23" Samsung Logitech G51 
PowerCase
600W CM Centurion 5 
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Intel i5-4460 Some crappy thing EVGA GTX960 6GB DDR3 PC10600 
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Seagate 1TB / 128GB SSD Win 7 23" Samsung Logitech G51 
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600W CM Centurion 5 
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post #10 of 13
I read in the AM2 section of this forum that the new AM2 CPU will be available the 15th of may. So if you want to wait till there you can upgrade your hardrive to sata now because they will keep sata on the new chipset.


ps: I don't know how well this case is ventiled but 7800 series dissipate lot of heat so look carefully at your temps if it heat up open a side or change the case...
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Amd X2 4400 A8N32-sli 8800gt EVGA SsC 2GB OCZ Plat. EB PC4000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
36GB Raptor(Raid0) + 74GB Raptor + 250GB WD Plextar SATA DVD Writer XP SP2 Samsung SyncMaster 206BW 
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Saytech Eclipse Enermax noiseTaker 600sli CM Stacker 830 Razor Copperhead 
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Razor Mantis Control 
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Amd X2 4400 A8N32-sli 8800gt EVGA SsC 2GB OCZ Plat. EB PC4000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
36GB Raptor(Raid0) + 74GB Raptor + 250GB WD Plextar SATA DVD Writer XP SP2 Samsung SyncMaster 206BW 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saytech Eclipse Enermax noiseTaker 600sli CM Stacker 830 Razor Copperhead 
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