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I've just added my GTX 470 (I think it may be faulty though) and I'm looking into my next upgrade.
I want to get more RAM.. I'm fully aware of that.
Going to 6GB of Kingston DDR2 RAM.

Some one laughed at me as I have DDR2.. But switching to DDR3 would mean new board, new processor, new ram.. I can't be bothered with it at this time..

What would you add?

Thanks, Danny
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I'd say ram is a good choice. Why 6GB tho? Do you actually need that much? You should be fine with 4GB.
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post #3 of 39
dedicated sound card or a Quality PSU (I have never heard of Cheiftec, Go for Corsair or uhhh..... well i dont remember the name of the other really good one but still. ANd also figure out what is wrong with your "Possibly Faulty" 470
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i'd just add a 9550
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Originally Posted by SniperXX View Post
I'd say ram is a good choice. Why 6GB tho? Do you actually need that much? You should be fine with 4GB.
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Originally Posted by Kevlo View Post
dedicated sound card or a Quality PSU (I have never heard of Cheiftec, Go for Corsair or uhhh..... well i dont remember the name of the other really good one but still. ANd also figure out what is wrong with your "Possibly Faulty" 470
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i'd just add a 9550
Sniper - Yeah RAM is an upgrade I have just been delaying all the time.. 6GB? Well I just want to maximise my system as much as possible. And for an extra 2GB it's only around £30.

Kevlo - I was thinking of getting a sound card too. What benefits will I see in a dedicated sound card? I was thinking of getting a Corsair too.. But the current one I have now is doing absolutely fine.. Nice and quiet too. Also keeps the fan running after shut down for 2 minutes to make sure it's fully cooled down before turning off and increases reliability apparently.

Obsidian - What are the specs and price of this Q9550?
Would there be much performance difference compared to my Q8300 at stock?
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post #6 of 39
Nothing, I'd save the money and wait to buy a new cpu/motherboard/ram. Maybe a new psu as well, never heard of Chieftec but if it works then that's good.
    
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If it was mine a hard drive full of porn....jk Save for new mobo cpu and ddr3 but that is if it was meeee =]
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a better quad core or a i5 if your MB supports it (Not sure since it's intel), then a SSD.
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1, you have a sweeeeeeeeet case.
2, Buy a After market cooler and Overclock your CPU.
3, GTX570?
4, Wait for Ivy Bridge and Bulldozer.
    
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Nothing,I wouldn't spend anymore money on that setup.I would save and build a new sandy bridge system.
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